Institutional: BISIX | A:BREAX | C:BRECX

If you’re like most U.S. investors, you’re underallocated to international stocks. Whether this international aversion derives from fear of risk or from sheer indecision given the vastness of the world markets, the end result is the same: missed opportunity.

The BlackRock International Opportunities Fund may offer a compelling option:

  • International exposure in one stop. The Fund can serve as a foundation for international equity portfolios, seeking the best stocks regardless of style, geography or market cap. It can invest in core, value and growth stocks and across developed and emerging markets. The result is flexible, well-diversified exposure to world markets.
  • No size restrictions. As a multi-cap portfolio, the Fund can combine the different yet complementary benefits of small, mid-sized and large companies in targeting a more attractive risk/return profile. Large, established companies are typically global leaders with diversified lines of business. Small and mid-sized companies can be more specialized and entrepreneurial in nature, allowing them to act quickly on new opportunities.
  • International “A Team.” A team of 22 investors is devoted to the platform. The Fund’s three portfolio managers have a collective 69 years of proven investment experience.
  • Impressive track record. The team’s focus on finding the “right” stocks regardless of size, style or region has resulted in a more consistent experience for investors over longer periods of time, spanning strong and weak market environments.
  • Digging deep. The team uses rigorous analysis at the sub-industry level to identify the best companies across the map. The team covers more than 100 sub-industries and 95% of global market cap.

International investing involves heightened risks and often greater volatility. We believe a professionally managed approach can help you navigate this foreign terrain in seeking to capture a world of opportunity.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Stock and bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on 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, in concentrations of single countries or smaller capital markets.

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.

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of each fund carefully before investing. The funds prospectuses and, if available, the summary prospectuses contain this and other information about the funds and are available, along with information on other BlackRock funds, by calling 800-882-0052. The prospectus and, if available, the summary prospectuses should be read carefully before investing.

This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The opinions expressed are those of the investment professionals profiled as of June 2014, and may change as subsequent conditions vary. Individual portfolio managers for BlackRock may have opinions and/or make investment decisions that may, in certain respects, not be consistent with the information contained in this report. The information and opinions contained in this material are derived from proprietary and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, are not necessarily all-inclusive and are not guaranteed as to accuracy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. Any investments named within this material may not necessarily be held in any accounts managed by BlackRock. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. Investment involves risks.

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