Fixed Income

BMSIX

Credit Strategies Income 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.
6.60 4.85 4.57 - 5.42
Benchmark (%) Index: Blended Benchmark.<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. 5.94 5.21 4.33 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multisector Bond 6.07 3.76 3.26 5.27 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 124/321 52/257 28/202 - -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 2 1 1 - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Loan Participation Funds 3.55 3.74 3.34 3.73 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 103/312 53/261 27/196 - -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 2 1 1 - -
  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.
6.60 0.43 0.99 6.60 15.28 25.02 - 51.24
Benchmark (%) Index: Blended Benchmark.<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. 5.94 0.35 0.71 5.94 16.44 23.63 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multisector Bond 6.07 0.36 0.65 6.07 11.72 17.41 67.20 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Loan Participation Funds 3.55 0.37 1.02 3.55 11.66 17.93 44.37 -


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.
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 found in the Performance section.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Feb 20, 2018 $359.3 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 20, 2018 $496.0 M
Share Class launch date Feb 26, 2010
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Multisector Bond
Lipper Classification Multi-Sector Income Fds
Benchmark Index Blended Benchmark
CUSIP 09256H229
Number of Holdings as of Dec 29, 2017 1,638
Max Offer Price as of Feb 20, 2018 $10.27
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Jan 31, 2018 126%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of Jan 31, 2018 79.02
Beta (3y) as of Jan 31, 2018 0.81
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending May 31, 2016 4.56%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2016 -2.28%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jan 31, 2018 2.70

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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 Credit Strategies Income Fund, Class Inst, as of Jan 31, 2018 rated against 252 Multisector 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 Jan 31, 2018 out of 268, 5,781, 268, 169 and 268 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Multi-Sector Income Fds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Nov 30, 2017
Name Weight (%)
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.88
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 0.81
FIRST DATA CORPORATION 0.71
HCA INC 0.69
FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC 0.58
Name Weight (%)
CSC HOLDINGS LLC 0.56
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 0.56
CENTURYLINK INC 0.55
STATE STREET CORP 0.53
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 0.52

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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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.
BlackRock Fixed Income Funds Delivered
17 of 22 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 93% of our assets, have 1st quartile performance*
20 of 23 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 87% of our fixed income funds, are priced in the least expensive quartile
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Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit

     

Jose Aguilar

  

Jeff Cucunato
Managing Director, Head of US Investment Grade Credit

     Jeffrey Cucunato, Managing Director, is the head of US Investment Grade Credit and a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies.

Mitchell Garfin
Mitchell Garfin
Artur Piasecki

     

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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