Performance

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
4.35 3.32 5.81 4.81 5.22
-0.09 1.83 4.90 4.35 5.05
Benchmark (%)   3.91 3.84 6.72 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   3.15 2.72 4.73 3.98 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   - 2.41 4.26 3.81 -
Lipper Ranking  
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
1.30 0.80 1.30 4.35 10.28 32.65 59.92 303.54
-3.01 -3.49 -3.01 -0.09 5.61 27.01 53.11 286.42
Benchmark (%)   1.97 0.57 1.97 3.91 11.98 38.41 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   1.42 0.31 1.42 3.15 8.37 25.97 47.73 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   1.41 0.30 1.41 3.02 7.44 23.36 45.64 -
Lipper Ranking   13/206 19/191 10/161
as of
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Return (%)   11.06 8.17 -3.09 9.36 3.41
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%)   6.34 3.57 -7.21 4.71 -0.98
Benchmark (%)   11.09 10.47 -3.09 11.06 3.05
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   9.00 5.62 -2.27 6.77 2.50


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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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, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

Name Weight (%)
NEW YORK N Y CITY INDL DEV AGY 2 08/01/2028 1.28
NEW YORK LIBERTY DEV CORP LIBE 5 11/15/2044 1.24
TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FING CORP N J 5 06/01/2041 1.02
NEW YORK CNTYS TOB TR IV 6.25 06/01/2041 0.87
BUCKEYE OHIO TOB SETTLEMENT 5.875 06/01/2047 0.80
GOLDEN ST TOB SECURITIZATION CORP 5.75 06/01/2047 0.67
NEW YORK ST TWY AUTH GEN REV J 5 05/01/2019 0.65
CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE CMNTYS DE 5.25 12/01/2056 0.57
CALIFORNIA ST FOR PREVIOUS ISS 5 09/01/2021 0.55
CALIFORNIA CNTY CALIF TOB SECU 5.7 06/01/2046 0.51

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

State Tax-Backed - General Obligation

13.9%

Health

12.7%

Transport

9.5%

Education

9.3%

Utility

9.1%

Local Tax-Backed - General Obligation

9.1%

School Districts

9.1%

State Tax-Backed - Dedicated Tax

8.8%

Tobacco

8.5%

Other Industries

5.7%

as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

California

16.3%

New York

15.3%

Florida

6.7%

Texas

6.2%

Virginia

5.0%

Minnesota

4.4%

Massachusetts

4.1%

New Jersey

3.7%

North Carolina

3.4%

South Carolina

3.1%

as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

United States

108.2%

Cash

1.2%

Net Derivatives

-9.4%

as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

North America

108.2%

Cash

1.2%

Net Derivatives

-9.4%

Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

Tax Exempt Fixed Income

103.0%

Taxable Fixed Income

5.3%

Cash

1.2%

Net Derivatives

-9.4%

Allocations subject to change.
as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

Cash

1.2%

Net Derivatives

-9.4%

0 - 3 Years

9.9%

3 - 6 Years

21.1%

6 - 8 Years

11.3%

8 - 10 Years

9.6%

10 - 12 Years

4.8%

12 - 15 Years

4.1%

15 - 20 Years

7.6%

20 - 25 Years

9.9%

as of 29-Apr-2016

% Notional Value  

Cash

1.2%

Net Derivatives

-9.4%

AAA Rated

15.6%

AA rated

47.8%

A Rated

14.8%

BBB Rated

6.9%

BB Rated

6.2%

B Rated

8.8%

CCC Rated

0.3%

Not Rated

7.9%

The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency. Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted 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. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

Notional value represents a fund’s use of derivatives, including but not limited to futures, options, and swaps. This value captures the fund exposures as if the derivative was replaced with the underlying asset and the corresponding financing or lending, such that all exposures sum to the net asset value. For non-derivatives, the market value and the notional value are identical.

Allocations are subject to change.

Ratings

  • Lipper Leader Ratings
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  • 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 30-Apr-2016 out of 191, 5,501, 194, 81 and 194 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Intmdt Muni Debt Funds classification.

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 27-May-2016

$1,107.9 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 27-May-2016

$4,593.8 M
Share Class launch date Oct 2, 2006
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Muni National Interm
Lipper Classification Intmdt Muni Debt Funds
Benchmark Index 65% SP MUN INVGRD/30% SP MUNHY/5% BAR TX MUN AG
CUSIP 09253E104

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.88%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.82%
Expense Ratio 0.93%

Distribution Frequency   Monthly
Number of Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

703
Max Offer Price

as of 27-May-2016

$12.31
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Apr-2016

185%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2016

2.04%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2016

1.99%
Tax Equiv. Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2016

3.60%

Yield to Maturity  

as of 29-Apr-2016

2.86%
Yield to Worst  

as of 29-Apr-2016

2.31%
Average Coupon

as of 29-Apr-2016

4.97%
Effective Duration  

as of 29-Apr-2016

3.62 yrs
Weighted Average Life  

as of 29-Apr-2016

13.29 yrs

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Mar-2014

4.39%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Jul-2013

-5.99%

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Effective 1/27/14, the Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund changed its name to the Strategic Municipal Opportunities Fund. The benchmark also changed from the S&P Municipal Bond Index to a custom benchmark of 65% S&P Municipal Investment Grade Index, 30% S&P Municipal High Yield index and 5% S&P Municipal Taxable Index.

The fund is actively managed and its characteristics will vary.

Bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions.

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.

There may be less information on the financial condition of municipal issuers than for public corporations. The market for municipal bonds may be less liquid than for taxable bonds. Some investors may be subject to Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Capital gains distributions, if any, are taxable.

The fund 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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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

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