Multi Asset

MDLOX

Global Allocation Fund

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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.
-3.72 3.45 3.41 5.12 9.59
-8.77 1.61 2.30 4.56 9.37
Benchmark (%) Index: 36% S&P 500, 24% FTSE World (ex.US), 24% BofA ML Cur 5-yr US Treasury, 16% Citi Non-USD WGBI.<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. 2.71 5.88 5.49 5.53 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) World Allocation -2.28 3.33 3.32 4.43 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 369/552 257/463 206/362 59/176 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 3 3 3 2 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Flexible Portfolio Funds -1.83 3.37 3.70 4.46 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 402/583 230/424 168/295 38/136 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 3 3 3 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 29-Sep-2016 $13,850.1 M
Size of Fund (Millions) $43,669.8 M
Share Class launch date 21-Oct-1994
Asset Class MultiAsset
Morningstar Category World Allocation
Lipper Classification Flexible Portfolio Funds
Benchmark Index 36SP500 24FWXUS 24ML5 16CGWGBIX Index
CUSIP 09251T103
Number of Holdings as of 31-Aug-2016 539
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.05%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.14%
Max Offer Price as of 29-Sep-2016 $19.49
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent 84%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

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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 31-Aug-2016 out of 432, 4,075, 437, 165 and 437 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Flexible Portfolio Funds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Gold
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal, its highest level of conviction. (Effective 04-Apr-2016) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Aug-2016
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 1.43
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.18
FACEBOOK CLASS A INC 0.82
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP 0.73
GENERAL ELECTRIC 0.66
Name Weight (%)
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0.64
WELLS FARGO 0.55
NESTLE SA 0.55
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.54
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 0.54
as of 31-Aug-2016
Name Weight (%)
TREASURY NOTE (OTR) 1.125 08/31/2021 5.42
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.625 01/15/2026 3.05
FNMA 30YR TBA(REG A) 3 09/14/2016 1.58
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.125 04/15/2021 1.37
TREASURY NOTE 1.25 03/31/2021 1.09
Name Weight (%)
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 6.5 06/10/2021 0.87
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 5.75 07/15/2022 0.86
CANADA (GOVERNMENT OF) 0.5 08/01/2018 0.84
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0 04/09/2021 0.63
UNITED KINGDOM (GOVERNMENT OF) 1.5 01/22/2021 0.63

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Aug-2016

% of Net Assets

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

% of Net Assets

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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-Dec-2013

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Dec-2013

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Aug-2016

% of Net Assets

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.


% of Net Assets represents the Fund's exposure based on the economic value of securities and is adjusted for futures, options, swaps, and convertible bonds.

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Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dennis Stattman
Portfolio Manager, Head of Global Allocation

   

Dan Chamby
Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Global Allocation Fund

     

Aldo Roldan
Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Global Allocation Fund

    

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Literature

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