PERFORMANCE



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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 31-Mar-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 31-Mar-2015

Name Sector ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Notional Value
BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY Cash and/or Derivatives US0669224778 - 0.94 $8,516,337 0.18 - 0.00 1.00 0.18 - 0.18 8,516,337.23
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP MTN Finance Companies US36962GXZ26 2859233 0.70 $6,325,925 6.75 Mar 15, 2032 11.10 138.49 3.68 - 3.68 6,325,924.63
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC Communications US92343VBT08 BDV0L62 0.61 $5,505,884 6.55 Sep 15, 2043 14.39 130.03 4.64 - 4.64 5,505,883.79
CALIFORNIA ST Local Authority US13063A5G50 B41WHL2 0.46 $4,212,679 7.55 Apr 1, 2039 13.08 156.71 3.89 - 3.89 4,212,678.57
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY MTN Banking US94974BFY11 BN33W88 0.45 $4,046,100 4.10 Jun 3, 2026 8.89 104.91 3.56 - 3.56 4,046,099.99
ILLINOIS ST Local Authority US452151LF83 2177258 0.44 $3,975,153 5.10 Jun 1, 2033 9.94 101.15 4.99 - 4.99 3,975,152.58
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Capital Goods US913017BT50 B86VSX1 0.43 $3,871,945 4.50 Jun 1, 2042 15.75 110.73 3.86 - 3.86 3,871,945.11
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC Communications US92343VBS25 BDV82M9 0.38 $3,440,411 6.40 Sep 15, 2033 11.56 124.82 4.42 - 4.42 3,440,411.02
COLOMBIA REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNMENT) Sovereign US195325BR53 BJ62Z74 0.37 $3,368,906 5.63 Feb 26, 2044 14.62 111.75 4.86 - 4.86 3,368,906.25
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC Banking US38141GFD16 B283338 0.36 $3,312,555 6.75 Oct 1, 2037 12.45 130.47 4.57 - 4.57 3,312,554.63
Name ISIN SEDOL Asset Class Sector Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Mar-2015

% of Market Value

Communications

12.79%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

11.46%

Energy

10.21%

Local Authority

9.53%

Electric

9.47%

Banking

8.44%

Sovereign

7.70%

Insurance

5.00%

Consumer Cyclical

4.86%

Basic Industry

4.45%

Capital Goods

3.47%

Technology

3.25%

Transportation

2.79%

Owned No Guarantee

2.55%

Finance Companies

1.59%

Natural Gas

0.51%

Reits

0.48%

Industrial Other

0.33%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.32%

Supranational

0.27%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.27%

Government Guaranteed

0.15%

Utility Other

0.10%

as of 31-Mar-2015

  • 72
  • 57
  • 43
  • 29
  • 14
  • 0

0.32

0.30

0.25

0.07

1.18

9.08

17.22

71.58

  • Cash and/or Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Year

  • 3 - 5 Years

  • 5 - 7 Years

  • 7 - 10 Years

  • 10 - 15 Years

  • 15 - 20 Years

  • 20+ Years

The maturity breakdown above is based on Weighted Average Life (WAL). WAL is the average length of time to the repayment of principal for the securities in the fund. This metric considers the likelihood that bonds will be called or prepaid before the scheduled maturity date.

as of 31-Mar-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.32%

AAA Rated

2.71%

AA Rated

9.96%

A Rated

37.70%

BBB Rated

49.19%

BB Rated

0.13%

B Rated

-

CCC Rated

-

CC Rated

-

C Rated

-

D Rated

-

Not Rated

-

Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.
Allocations are subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 01-Apr-2015

$916,107,786
Inception Date Dec 8, 2009
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index   Barclays U.S. Long Credit Index
Index Ticker LULCTRUU

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   BBB+f

Shares Outstanding 14,600,000
Number of Holdings

as of 31-Mar-2015

1,292
CUSIP 464289511
Closing Price  

as of 31-Mar-2015

62.60
20 Day Avg. Volume   17,167
Premium/Discount  

as of 01-Apr-2015

-
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 28-Feb-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.20%

For more information on S&P fund credit ratings, please click here.

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Jan-2015

0.11
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

8.25%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2015

4.01%
Distribution Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2015

4.38%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2015

4.05%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 31-Mar-2015

5.60%
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 31-Mar-2015

23.49 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 31-Mar-2015

13.29 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 31-Mar-2015

4.24%
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 31-Mar-2015

186 bps

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