PERFORMANCE



The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



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.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.04 - - - 2.77
Market Price (%)   2.67 - - - 3.27
Benchmark (%)   0.58 4.45 - - 3.39
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   -1.22 - - - 2.11
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   1.24 - - - 2.58
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.67 -3.44 -5.12 0.68 0.04 - - - 8.17
Market Price (%)   2.92 -3.12 -4.56 2.28 2.67 - - - 9.71
Benchmark (%)   1.06 -3.41 -5.04 1.02 0.58 13.95 - - 10.07
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   -0.05 -3.50 -5.33 0.16 -1.22 - - - 6.19
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   0.94 -1.90 -2.73 0.80 1.24 - - - 7.61
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - - - 12.69 -4.94
Market Price (%)   - - - 13.10 -6.82
Benchmark (%)   - - -1.38 13.66 -4.66

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. The price of the investments may go up or down and the investor may not get back the amount invested.

Source: BlackRock.  Performance data is displayed on a Net Asset Value basis, net of fees. Brokerage or transaction fees will apply.

Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Oct 1, 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Oct 3, 2014 $0.060110 - - - -
Sep 2, 2014 Sep 8, 2014 Sep 4, 2014 $0.060010 - - - -
Aug 1, 2014 Aug 7, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 $0.079158 - - - -
Jul 1, 2014 Jul 8, 2014 Jul 3, 2014 $0.076767 - - - -
Jun 2, 2014 Jun 6, 2014 Jun 4, 2014 $0.079509 - - - -
May 1, 2014 May 7, 2014 May 5, 2014 $0.089051 - - - -
Apr 1, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 Apr 3, 2014 $0.127384 - - - -
Mar 3, 2014 Mar 7, 2014 Mar 5, 2014 $0.118968 - - - -
Feb 3, 2014 Feb 7, 2014 Feb 5, 2014 $0.075844 - - - -
Dec 26, 2013 Jan 2, 2014 Dec 30, 2013 $0.300500 $0.300500 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 2, 2013 Dec 6, 2013 Dec 4, 2013 $0.254022 $0.158099 $0.095923 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2013 Nov 7, 2013 Nov 5, 2013 $0.031593 $0.031593 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2013 Oct 7, 2013 Oct 3, 2013 $0.097435 $0.097435 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 3, 2013 Sep 9, 2013 Sep 5, 2013 $0.111844 $0.111844 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2013 Aug 7, 2013 Aug 5, 2013 $0.045253 $0.045253 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 2, 2013 Jul 9, 2013 Jul 5, 2013 $0.070381 $0.070381 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 3, 2013 Jun 7, 2013 Jun 5, 2013 $0.179934 $0.179934 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 1, 2013 May 7, 2013 May 3, 2013 $0.032800 $0.032800 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 1, 2013 Apr 5, 2013 Apr 3, 2013 $0.174549 $0.174549 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2013 Mar 7, 2013 Mar 5, 2013 $0.064307 $0.064307 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2013 Feb 7, 2013 Feb 5, 2013 $0.039663 $0.039663 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 26, 2012 Jan 2, 2013 Dec 28, 2012 $0.079730 $0.079730 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 3, 2012 Dec 7, 2012 Dec 5, 2012 $0.166529 $0.166529 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2012 Nov 7, 2012 Nov 5, 2012 $0.050109 $0.050109 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 Oct 3, 2012 $0.091231 $0.091231 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 4, 2012 Sep 10, 2012 Sep 6, 2012 $0.118444 $0.118444 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2012 Aug 7, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 $0.036050 $0.036050 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 2, 2012 Jul 9, 2012 Jul 5, 2012 $0.063221 $0.063221 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 1, 2012 Jun 7, 2012 Jun 5, 2012 $0.122855 $0.122855 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 1, 2012 May 7, 2012 May 3, 2012 $0.062625 $0.062625 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 2, 2012 Apr 9, 2012 Apr 4, 2012 $0.182795 $0.182795 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2012 Mar 7, 2012 Mar 5, 2012 $0.080195 $0.080195 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2012 Feb 7, 2012 Feb 3, 2012 $0.035682 $0.035682 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 27, 2011 Jan 4, 2012 Dec 29, 2011 $0.095592 $0.095592 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000

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.
Greatest Premium  

Aug 6, 2014

2.02%
Greatest Discount  

-

0.00%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 0
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 0.00%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   64
NAV   0
Discount   0

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 2.0 up to 2.5

1

≥ 1.5 up to 2.0

22

≥ 1.0 up to 1.5

29

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

12

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 20-Oct-2014

Ticker ISIN SEDOL Sector Weight (%) Market Value Shares Price Asset Class Exchange Country Currency
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LLOYDS

LLOYDS BANKING GP 9.25% NON-CUM IR

GB00B3KS9W93 B3KS9W9 Financials 3.10 $1,184,363 529,641 2.24 EQ XLON United Kingdom USD
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DNA2

DORIC NIMROD AIR TWO LTD.

GG00B3Z62522 B3Z6252 Industrials 2.95 $1,126,663 304,998 3.69 EQ XLON United Kingdom USD
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TRPCN

TRANSCANADA CORP

CA89353D8834 B8194G5 Energy 2.46 $938,657 42,373 22.15 EQ - Canada USD
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BCE

BCE INC 1ST PFD SER AK

CA05534B6796 B3NY8F0 Telecommunication Services 2.19 $834,850 44,139 18.91 EQ XTSE Canada USD
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RY.PR.H

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA NON CUM YR R

CA78012H5675 BN60CS6 - 2.09 $799,470 35,312 22.64 EQ XTSE Canada USD
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RY

ROYAL BANK OF CANANDA

CA78012G4117 BJ36RB7 Financials 2.09 $798,843 35,312 22.62 EQ - Canada USD
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BMO

BANK OF MONTREAL PERP SERIES 27

CA0636794012 BLTNVS1 Financials 2.08 $795,397 35,312 22.52 EQ XTSE Canada USD
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TD.PF.A

TORONTO DOMINION BANK NON CUM YEA

CA8911456900 BN65TM4 - 2.07 $792,396 35,276 22.46 EQ XTSE Canada USD
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TD.PF.B

TORONTO DOMINION BANK NON CUMULATI

CA8911456744 - - 2.06 $786,762 35,276 22.30 EQ XTSE Canada USD
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TRPCN

TRANSCANADA CORP

CA89353D4049 B4TY4B9 Energy 1.99 $758,114 38,843 19.52 EQ - Canada USD
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Sector Weight (%) Market Value Shares Price Asset Class Exchange Country Currency
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 20-Oct-2014
  Canada 73.89%
  United Kingdom 18.65%
  Guernsey 3.25%
  Singapore 2.75%
  Sweden 1.1%
  Other 0.01%
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 20-Oct-2014

% of Market Value

Financials

54.25%

Energy

21.72%

Other/Undefined

11.15%

Industrials

5.62%

Utilities

3.83%

Telecommunication Services

3.43%

Allocations are subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 20-Oct-2014

$38,190,989
Inception Date Nov 15, 2011
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index S&P International Preferred Stock Index
Index Ticker SPPRIUN

Shares Outstanding 1,650,000
Number of Holdings

as of 20-Oct-2014

85
CUSIP 46429B135
Closing Price  

as of 20-Oct-2014

23.51
20 Day Avg. Volume   1,873
Premium/Discount  

as of 20-Oct-2014

1.70%
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Mar
Expense Ratio   0.55%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Sep-2014

0.50
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

5.48%
Distribution Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

2.93%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Sep-2014

3.58%

% Stock 99.63%
% Bond 0.00%
% Cash 0.01%
% Other  

as of 20-Oct-2014

0.36%

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