Whether you're saving for retirement or your child's education, the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund has a proven history of growing and protecting over the long term.

Unconstrained in Search of Opportunity

Core "one-stop shop" striking an appropriate balance between risk and return by investing in stocks, bonds and cash equivalents worldwide. See the Fund's Results.

The Most Experienced Global Multi-Asset Team

A seasoned management team of more than 40 dedicated professionals has navigated the financial market challenges of the last quarter century. Insights from the Team.

Record of Growing and Protecting Assets

The Fund has delivered returns in excess of world stocks and bonds with one-third less volatility than world stocks. See how the Fund has Adapted.

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For each fund with a 3-year history, a Morningstar Rating™ is calculated based on risk-adjusted returns that account for variations in a fund’s monthly performance (including sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Global Allocation Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars for 3-year period, 3 stars for the 5-year period and 4-stars for the 10-year period, rated against 465, 344, 177 World Allocation Funds, respectively.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained visiting the iShares ETF and BlackRock Mutual Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The fund is actively managed and its characteristics will vary.

Stock 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. Frontier markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors and may be subject to a greater risk of loss than investments in more developed and emerging 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.

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.

Asset allocation strategies do not assure profit and do not protect against loss.

The funds may use derivatives to hedge its investments or to seek to enhance returns. Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility.

Short-selling entails special risks. If the fund makes short sales in securities that increase in value, the fund will lose value. Any loss on short positions may or may not be offset by investing short-sale proceeds in other investments.

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