PERFORMANCE



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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 24-Jul-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 24-Jul-2015

Name Weight (%) ISIN Sector SEDOL Market Value Price Maturity Coupon (%) Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY 2.56 US0669224778 Cash and/or Derivatives - $20,517,174 1.00 - 0.19 0.00 20,517,174.49 0.19 - 0.19 20,517,174.00
HCA INC 0.97 US404121AC95 Consumer Non-Cyclical B66GLR7 $7,768,717 111.38 Feb 15, 2020 6.50 3.93 7,768,716.67 3.76 - 3.76 6,800,000.00
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION 144A 0.94 US852061AK63 Communications B4059B6 $7,563,600 112.88 Nov 15, 2018 9.00 2.90 7,563,600.00 4.74 - 4.74 6,600,000.00
NAVIENT CORP MTN 0.78 US78442FEH73 Finance Companies B39XYY2 $6,236,679 108.50 Jun 15, 2018 8.45 2.60 6,236,678.75 5.24 - 5.24 5,700,000.00
SOFTBANK CORP 144A 0.72 US83404DAA72 Communications B819FD9 $5,749,281 98.75 Apr 15, 2020 4.50 4.22 5,749,281.25 4.80 - 4.80 5,750,000.00
NUMERICABLE GROUP SA 144A 0.70 US67054LAA52 Communications BLWP4M9 $5,611,252 99.50 May 15, 2019 4.88 3.23 5,611,252.50 5.01 - 5.01 5,520,000.00
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION 0.65 US852061AD21 Communications B1HMD73 $5,239,796 102.88 Dec 1, 2016 6.00 1.31 5,239,795.83 3.80 - 3.80 5,050,000.00
DYNEGY INC MTN 144A 0.63 US26817RAF55 Electric BWWZ589 $5,020,714 102.50 Nov 1, 2019 6.75 3.42 5,020,714.06 6.07 - 6.00 4,825,000.00
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC 0.62 US12543DAL47 Consumer Non-Cyclical B7T0KT8 $4,976,678 105.13 Nov 15, 2019 8.00 0.38 4,976,677.83 6.61 - 4.08 4,666,000.00
KINETIC CONCEPTS INC / KCI USA INC 0.59 US49461BAB09 Consumer Non-Cyclical B6T2TH8 $4,744,564 106.75 Nov 1, 2018 10.50 0.27 4,744,564.42 8.10 - 4.52 4,346,000.00
Name ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Sector Asset Class Market Value Price Coupon (%) Maturity Duration YTM (%) Notional Value Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 24-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Communications

16.63%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

13.02%

Energy

12.21%

Consumer Cyclical

11.40%

Finance Companies

10.23%

Capital Goods

8.65%

Basic Industry

8.01%

Technology

4.46%

Banking

3.45%

Electric

2.39%

Transportation

2.38%

Cash and/or Derivatives

2.26%

Financial Other

1.63%

INDUSTRIAL OTHER

1.35%

Insurance

0.64%

Reits

0.57%

Owned No Guarantee

0.43%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.28%

as of 24-Jul-2015

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16.28

  • 0 - 1 Year

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 24-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

2.26%

BBB Rated

0.85%

BB Rated

48.24%

B Rated

34.62%

CCC Rated

13.63%

CC Rated

0.19%

C Rated

0.13%

D Rated

0.08%

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 27-Jul-2015

$800,045,299
Asset Class Fixed Income
Exchange NYSE Arca
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield 0-5 Index
Index Ticker IBXXSHY1
Inception Date Oct 15, 2013

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   -

Shares Outstanding 16,800,000
CUSIP 46434V407
Number of Holdings  

as of 24-Jul-2015

501
Closing Price  

as of 24-Jul-2015

47.77
Mid-Point Price  

as of 24-Jul-2015

47.82
Daily Volume  

as of 24-Jul-2015

15,656
20 Day Avg. Volume   15,038
Premium/Discount  

as of 27-Jul-2015

-
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Oct-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.50%

Fee Waiver  

0.20%

Expense Ratio (including waivers)

0.30%

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

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 30-Jun-2015

0.27
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 23-Jul-2015

4.56%
Distribution Yield  

as of 23-Jul-2015

4.59%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 23-Jul-2015

5.35%
30 Day SEC Yield Month End  

as of 30-Jun-2015

5.16
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 30-Jun-2015

4.96%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 24-Jul-2015

6.69%
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 24-Jul-2015

2.64 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 24-Jul-2015

6.01%
Effective Duration  

as of 24-Jul-2015

2.41 yrs
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 24-Jul-2015

489 bps

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please click on the "Returns" tab above.

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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.

Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities.

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