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ADVANTAGE EMERGING MARKETS - CL C

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-15.19 -1.07 -2.75 - -1.40
-16.03 -1.07 -2.75 - -1.40
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net).<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -14.58 9.25 1.65 - 4.01
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Diversified Emerging Mkts -16.07 6.99 0.53 7.61 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 318/836 699/708 505/533 - -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 2 4 4 - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Alt Long/Short Equity -6.06 2.87 2.47 6.34 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 323/840 707/721 498/541 - -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 2 4 4 - -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-15.19 -2.95 -7.79 -15.19 -3.16 -13.00 - -9.73
-16.03 -3.92 -8.71 -16.03 -3.16 -13.00 - -9.73
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net).<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -14.58 -2.66 -7.47 -14.58 30.39 8.51 - 32.91
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Diversified Emerging Mkts -16.07 -2.91 -7.47 -16.07 22.48 2.66 108.25 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Alt Long/Short Equity -6.06 -5.08 -8.64 -6.06 9.17 13.61 93.55 -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. -3.00 -7.38 0.65 13.43 -15.19
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: - -3.97 -8.30 -0.35 12.43 -16.03
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net)<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -2.19 -14.92 11.19 37.28 -14.58
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Diversified Emerging Mkts -3.01 -13.79 8.47 34.17 -16.07
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.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) $94.2 M
Share Class launch date Oct 06, 2011
Size of Class (Millions) $2.4 M
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Lipper Classification Emerging Markets Funds
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net)
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2018 270
CUSIP 091936716
Max Offer Price as of Jan 17, 2019 $9.33
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent 111%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Dec 31, 2018 $ 83,009.3 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Dec 31, 2018 54.45
Beta (3y) as of Dec 31, 2018 0.53
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2018 13.59%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Oct 31, 2018 -11.86%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Dec 31, 2018 10.70

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Dec 31, 2018 out of 721, 12,179, 721, 112 and 721 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Emerging Markets Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 4.60
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 4.57
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 4.20
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 3.69
CHINA MOBILE LTD 2.66
Name Weight (%)
NK LUKOIL PAO 2.06
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORP 1.89
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC 1.73
AMERICA MOVIL SAB DE CV 1.70
WAL MART DE MEXICO SAB DE CV 1.63

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Dec 31, 2018

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Jeff Shen, PhD
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

   

Richard Mathieson
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

David Piazza
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

  

Gerardo Rodriguez
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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