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10 reasons to invest

Global Allocation Fund outperformed global stocks over every 10-year period since inception with 1/3 less volatility.*

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Building for growth in a volatile 2016

How to seek growth and manage volatility in today’s market environment.

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The BlackRock List 2016

Our best insights for the year ahead, to help you navigate this era of heightened volatility and change.

Other growth strategies

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In an low return world, outperforming the market becomes even more critical. Investors can no longer rely solely on traditional passive strategies.

Basic Value
Capital Appreciation
Smart Beta

Manage expenses

In a low return environment, fees make up a larger portion of client returns. Manage expenses with low cost core holdings.

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Dampen volatility and diversify

You must be keenly aware of the risks you take to find growth. Therefore, seek strategies that dampen volatility and find true diversification.

Equity and Global Dividend
Smart Beta
Global Long/Short Equity

Seek international opportunities

With better growth opportunities outside the U.S. and continued dollar strength, a big source of volatility, you should consider hedging.

Global Dividend
iShares International Core
iShares International Hedged

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* Source: BlackRock, Bloomberg. All fund performance and data based on Institutional shares, all other share classes will vary. Inception of fund is 2/3/89. There are 203 10-year rolling periods using monthly returns from first month after inception (2/28/89) to 12/31/15. Volatility represented by annualized standard deviation of monthly returns for the fund: 9.78% and for global stocks: 15.36%. Global stocks represented by the FTSE World Index. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns are cumulative and assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Average annual total returns for the FTSE World Index are: 1-year, -1.37%; 5-year, 7.10%; 10-year, 5.48%.

Source: BlackRock. Based on $4.64 trillion in AUM as of 12/31/15.

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.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The performance data 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. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by visiting the products' respective overview pages.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

There is no guarantee that dividend funds will continue to pay dividends.

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.

Investing in alternative strategies such as a long/short strategy, presents the opportunity for losses which exceed the principal amount invested.

The iShares Minimum Volatility ETFs may experience more than minimum volatility as there is no guarantee that the underlying index's strategy of seeking to lower volatility will be successful.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

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