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BlackRock ICS Sterling Ultra Short Bond Fund

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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Performance

Performance

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  From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2021
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

- - - 0.09 0.52
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

- - - 0.71 0.14
  1y 3y 5y 10y
0.52 - - -
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

0.14 - - -
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y
0.01 0.00 0.01 0.10 0.52 - - -
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-2021

-0.03 -0.01 -0.03 -0.05 0.14 - - -
The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation.

Source: BlackRock, as at most recent available data in the Performance Returns table. Refer to the latest KIID document for more Performance information.

The currency of returns is GBP for each historical period displayed. Returns are expressed as a percentage change of the Fund's net asset value. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Total return represents changes to the NAV based on the amortised cost of underlying securities, and accounts for income reinvested into the Fund as represented by the price of the Fund. The Average Annual return represents the amount of money an investment could have earned over a one year period. The Cumulative return represents the amount of money an investment could have earned for an investor, irrespective of time.
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 15-Jun-2021 GBP 2,020,356,461.75
Performance Start Date 30-Aug-2018
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Inception 22-Dec-2004
Domicile Ireland
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 75,000,000
ISIN IE00BD8PXX16
Fiscal Year End 30-Sep
Management Fee -
Ongoing Charge 0.130%
SEDOL BD8PXX1
Trading Deadline 2:00 PM (IST)
Asset Class Prime
SFDR Classification Article 8
Source: BlackRock. Unless otherwise specified, all information contained in the Key Facts area is as at 14 January 2019.

IST = Irish Standard Time. ET = Eastern Time.

The charges are used to pay the costs of running the Fund, including the costs of marketing and distributing it. These charges reduce the potential growth of your investment. There are currently no entry or exit charges associated with this Fund.

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Daily Maturing Asset as of 15-Jun-2021 18.0%
Weekly Maturing Asset as of 15-Jun-2021 23.1%
Weighted Average Maturity as of 15-Jun-2021 68 days
Weighted Average Life as of 15-Jun-2021 112 days
Daily Distribution Factor as of 14-Jun-2021 0.000000000
1-day Yield as of 14-Jun-2021 -
7-day Yield as of 15-Jun-2021 -
30-day Yield as of 15-Jun-2021 -
Source: BlackRock. All information is at the date specified in the Portfolio Characteristics table. We are in the process of updating the performance information for the BlackRock ICS Ultra Short Bond Funds. Should you require this information please reach out to your relationship manager.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 28-May-2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 28-May-2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 28-May-2021 95.94%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 28-May-2021 4.06%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 1.11% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund’s investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager considers ESG information in the research, security selection and portfolio review stages of the investment process. The Fund manager conducts bi-weekly credit meetings, wherein each credit is examined through an internal relative value analysis, which contains qualitative governance considerations combined with environmental, societal and governance metrics derived from third-party data providers. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio risk reviews with Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks.

Fund Ratings

Fund Ratings

S&P
AAf

Source: Moody's, S&P, or Fitch, as applicable. As at 14 January 2019. The Fund is rated by an external rating agency(ies). Such rating is solicited and financed by BlackRock.

Holdings

Holdings

Position Description Asset Type Amortized Cost %Par Par Identifier Market Value ISIN Final Maturity Maturity/Reset
Holdings shown are unaudited and are based on the fund’s unofficial books and records, and may not be representative of current or future investments. Fund holdings should not be relied on in making investment decisions and should not be construed as research or investment advice regarding particular securities. The holdings report provided represents certain information regarding the traded positions held within the portfolio as of the specified date. It does not include cash, accrued income and/or payables/receivables. The total assets reflected on the holdings report provided will not match to the net asset value of the fund as these items are excluded.
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 15-Jun-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Sector exposure is calculated by aggregating the percent par of individual securities in the portfolio by security type. BlackRock uses a proprietary process to determine the security type of individual securities, by conducting a thorough analysis of the issuer/obligor, including but not limited to any support providers or enhancers. The values reported include cash, accrued income, and/or payables/receivables which may result in negative weightings from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds). Allocations are subject to change.
as of 15-Jun-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Geographic exposure is calculated by aggregating the percent par of holdings of individual securities in the portfolio based on a hierarchy by security type. For repurchase agreements, exposure is rolled-up to the counterparty for Other Repurchase agreements. For US Treasury and US Government Agency repurchase agreements, exposure looks through to the underlying collateral. For Asset Backed Commercial Paper (“ABCP”), exposure looks to the sponsor level of the ABCP conduit. For Variable Rate Demand Notes, exposure rolls up to the credit-enhancer. The Geography report represents BlackRock’s view of each security’s geography risk. The values reported include cash, accrued income, and/or payables/receivables which may result in negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds). Allocations are subject to change.
as of 15-Jun-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Maturity is provided in days. Maturity exposure is calculated by aggregating the percent par of holdings of individual securities in the portfolio by the legal final maturity date, or for securities that have a demand feature, the date in which the demand feature is exercised and proceeds received. The values reported include cash, accrued income, and/or payables/receivables which may result in negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds). Allocations are subject to change.
as of 15-Jun-2021

% of Weight

Type Fund
Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted by BlackRock 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. The values reported include cash, accrued income, and/or payables/receivables which may result in negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds). Allocations are subject to change. S&P deem all A-1 securities maturing within 7 days as A-1+. Any security under a year with a long-term rating of AA- or above would also be considered to have a short-term rating of A-1+, whilst those with a long-term rating of A or above would be considered to have a short-term rating of A-1.
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are subject to change.
Fund Overview
Learn more about the ICS Ultra Short Bond Funds
Learn more about the ICS Ultra Short Bond Funds

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Matt Clay
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Matt Clay, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is the Head of International Portfolio Management for Cash Management within BlackRock's Global Lending and Liquidity Group.

Olivier Guipet
Director, Portfolio Manager

Olivier Guipet, Director, is a senior Portfolio Manager in the EMEA Cash Management Team which is part of BlackRock's Trading and Liquidity Strategies Group. Olivier is responsible for Short Duration Fixed Income separate accounts and funds.

Literature

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