PERFORMANCE



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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



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 27-Feb-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 27-Feb-2015

Holding ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Barcap Rating Notional Value
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BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY

Cash and/or Derivatives

US0669224778 - 1.20 $12,797,370 0.17 - 0.00 1.00 0.17 - 0.17 - 12,797,370.28
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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC

Communications

US92343VBP85 BF32104 0.38 $4,035,182 3.65 Sep 14, 2018 3.29 105.95 1.91 - 1.91 BBB+ 4,035,182.40
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EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

Supranational

US298785GK68 BK4Z5R2 0.38 $4,018,142 0.88 Apr 18, 2017 2.11 100.14 0.81 - 0.81 AAA 4,018,141.63
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EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

Supranational

US298785GB69 B90MDH6 0.32 $3,464,565 0.63 Apr 15, 2016 1.12 100.19 0.45 - 0.45 AAA 3,464,564.75
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GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP MTN

Finance Companies

US36962G3P70 B2NJ7Z1 0.32 $3,393,433 5.88 Jan 14, 2038 13.63 129.81 3.89 - 3.89 A1 3,393,433.21
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KFW

Government Guaranteed

US500769FK50 B904LK1 0.30 $3,191,174 2.13 Jan 17, 2023 7.21 101.07 1.98 - 1.98 AAA 3,191,173.97
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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC

Communications

US92343VBT08 BDV0L62 0.28 $3,030,450 6.55 Sep 15, 2043 14.20 131.32 4.57 - 4.57 BBB+ 3,030,450.36
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INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Supranational

US4581X0BZ00 B94W0W6 0.27 $2,886,566 0.88 Mar 15, 2018 2.98 99.14 1.16 - 1.16 AAA 2,886,565.69
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INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCT

Supranational

US459058DL43 - 0.26 $2,771,948 1.88 Mar 15, 2019 3.86 101.82 1.41 - 1.41 AAA 2,771,948.03
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WACHOVIA CORP

Banking

US929903DT69 B1YLRV5 0.25 $2,670,306 5.75 Jun 15, 2017 2.16 110.11 1.27 - 1.27 A+ 2,670,305.93
Name ISIN SEDOL Asset Class Sector Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Barcap Rating Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 27-Feb-2015

% of Market Value

Banking

17.18%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

10.88%

Energy

8.53%

Communications

8.31%

Supranational

5.63%

Electric

5.54%

Consumer Cyclical

5.15%

Sovereign

5.04%

Local Authority

4.47%

Technology

4.43%

Basic Industry

4.04%

Insurance

3.97%

Capital Goods

3.61%

Government Guaranteed

3.11%

Owned No Guarantee

2.73%

Reits

1.93%

Finance Companies

1.81%

Transportation

1.77%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.66%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.55%

Natural Gas

0.41%

Industrial Other

0.17%

Utility Other

0.07%

as of 27-Feb-2015

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  • 18
  • 14
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  • 0

0.55

1.05

9.28

11.52

18.15

12.92

17.23

2.18

4.19

22.93

  • Cash and/or Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Year

  • 1 - 2 Years

  • 2 - 3 Years

  • 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 27-Feb-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.55%

AAA Rated

9.55%

AA Rated

11.16%

A Rated

37.69%

BBB Rated

41.04%

BB Rated

0.01%

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 02-Mar-2015

$1,063,358,695
Inception Date Jan 5, 2007
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Barclays U.S. Credit Bond Index
Index Ticker -

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   BBB+f

Shares Outstanding 9,500,000
Number of Holdings

as of 27-Feb-2015

2,398
CUSIP 464288620
Closing Price  

as of 02-Mar-2015

112.35
20 Day Avg. Volume   16,588
Premium/Discount  

as of 02-Mar-2015

0.35%
Options Available Yes

FEES as of 28-Feb-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.15%

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

0.06
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 30-Jan-2015

4.19%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 27-Feb-2015

3.27%
Distribution Yield  

as of 27-Feb-2015

2.80%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 27-Feb-2015

2.61%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 27-Feb-2015

4.18%
Weighted Average Life  

as of 27-Feb-2015

10.47 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 27-Feb-2015

7.00 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 27-Feb-2015

2.82%
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 27-Feb-2015

117 bps

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Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency and its return and yield will fluctuate with market conditions.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/developing markets or in concentrations of single countries.

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