Fixed Income

BFMSX

Low Duration Bond Fund

Overview

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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.
1.42 1.86 2.13 3.01 4.10
Benchmark (%) Index: BofA ML US Corp & Govt Index, 1-3 Yrs (B1A0).<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. 1.58 1.24 1.15 2.80 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Short-Term Bond 1.49 1.42 1.54 2.97 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 3 1 1 2 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Sht Inv Grade Debt Funds 1.24 1.24 1.42 2.62 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 144/313 33/259 26/217 48/152 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 2 1 1 2 -


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 Class (Millions) as of 27-Sep-2016 $3,013.7 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of 27-Sep-2016 $5,294.0 M
Share Class launch date 17-Jul-1992
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Short-Term Bond
Lipper Classification Sht Inv Grade Debt Funds
Benchmark Index BofA ML US Corp & Govt Index, 1-3 Yrs (B1A0)
CUSIP 091928283
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.45%
Gross Expense Ratio 0.50%
Number of Holdings as of 31-Aug-2016 474
Max Offer Price as of 27-Sep-2016 $9.65
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of 31-Aug-2016 289%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of 31-Aug-2016 67.05
Beta (3y) as of 31-Aug-2016 0.99
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending 30-Nov-2013 1.12%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending 31-Dec-2015 -0.29%
This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for Low Duration Bond Fund, Class Inst, as of 31-Aug-2016 rated against 496 Short-Term Bond Funds.

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 31-Aug-2016 out of 256, 5,586, 259, 131 and 262 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Sht Inv Grade Debt Funds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 14-Apr-2016) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-2016
Name Weight (%)
UNITED STATES TREASURY 20.31
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION 4.97
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 4.27
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION - GOLD 1.87
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA 1.77
Name Weight (%)
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.64
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 1.29
INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT 1.12
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC 1.10
SYNCT_16-2-A 1.09

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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 31-Aug-2016

% Market Value

Allocations subject to change.
as of 31-Aug-2016

% Market Value

as of 31-Aug-2016

% Market Value

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.

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. Certain transactions the funds may utilize may give rise to a form of leverage through either (a) additional market exposure or (b) borrowing capital in an attempt to increase investment return. The use of such transactions includes certain leverage-related risks, including potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Thomas Musmanno, CFA
Managing Director
Scott MacLellan
Director
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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