Performance



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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 24-May-2016

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 24-May-2016

ISIN Name Sector SEDOL Market Value Weight (%) Price Maturity Coupon (%) Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
US0669224778 BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY Cash and/or Derivatives - $203,321,882 1.37 1.00 - 0.44 0.00 203,321,881.59 0.44 - 0.44 203,321,882.00
US67054KAA79 NUMERICABLE SFR SA 144A Communications BZ8G2W0 $86,608,224 0.58 100.38 May 1, 2026 7.38 6.29 86,608,223.88 7.31 - 7.30 85,534,000.00
US67054LAB36 NUMERICABLE GROUP SA 144A Communications BLWP4K7 $68,876,689 0.46 99.13 May 15, 2022 6.00 4.37 68,876,689.25 6.18 - 6.18 68,347,000.00
US35906AAX63 FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP 144A Communications BYP60N3 $66,166,209 0.44 101.38 Sep 15, 2025 11.00 5.83 66,166,208.50 10.76 - 10.76 63,939,000.00
US85207UAF21 SPRINT CORP Communications BSDRYY5 $63,037,652 0.42 77.63 Sep 15, 2023 7.88 5.28 63,037,651.78 12.65 - 12.65 79,659,000.00
US319963BP82 FIRST DATA CORPORATION 144A Technology BYV2S75 $62,697,216 0.42 102.08 Dec 1, 2023 7.00 4.56 62,697,216.24 6.64 - 6.46 59,317,000.00
US761735AP42 REYNOLDS GROUP ISSUER LLC Capital Goods B92ZDK6 $59,736,397 0.40 103.63 Oct 15, 2020 5.75 1.16 59,736,396.77 4.82 - 3.68 57,302,000.00
US958102AK10 WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION 144A Technology BD39930 $59,110,852 0.40 99.75 Apr 1, 2024 10.50 5.01 59,110,851.62 10.54 - 10.54 58,557,000.00
US852061AK63 SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION 144A Communications B4059B6 $56,670,129 0.38 106.58 Nov 15, 2018 9.00 2.27 56,670,128.85 6.09 - 6.09 53,057,000.00
US404121AC95 HCA INC Consumer Non-Cyclical B66GLR7 $53,209,465 0.36 109.75 Feb 15, 2020 6.50 3.32 53,209,464.61 3.67 - 3.67 47,704,000.00
Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL ISIN Coupon (%) Maturity YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Duration Par Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 24-May-2016

% of Market Value

Communications

25.0%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

13.6%

Consumer Cyclical

11.5%

Energy

11.2%

Capital Goods

7.5%

Basic Industry

6.5%

Technology

6.5%

Finance Companies

5.3%

Electric

3.9%

Banking

2.9%

Cash and/or Derivatives

1.4%

Transportation

1.3%

Insurance

0.9%

Industrial Other

0.7%

Financial Other

0.7%

Reits

0.6%

Owned No Guarantee

0.3%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.3%

as of 24-May-2016

  • 28
  • 23
  • 17
  • 11
  • 06
  • 0

1.40

7.11

7.42

9.31

28.35

28.01

18.27

0.14

  • Cash and Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Years

  • 1 - 2 Years

  • 2 - 3 Years

  • 3 - 5 Years

  • 5 - 7 Years

  • 7 - 10 Years

  • 10 - 15 Years

The maturity breakdown above is based on Weighted Average Life (WAL). WAL is the average length of time to the repayment of principal for the securities in the fund. This metric considers the likelihood that bonds will be called or prepaid before the scheduled maturity date.

as of 24-May-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

1.4%

BBB Rated

0.7%

BB Rated

49.2%

B Rated

36.6%

CCC Rated

11.3%

CC Rated

0.6%

C Rated

0.0%

D Rated

0.3%

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.
Allocations are subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 25-May-2016

$14,907,680,044
Inception Date Apr 4, 2007
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index
Index Ticker IBOXHY

Expense Ratio

as stated in the prospectus

0.50%
Expense Ratio  

on 31-Mar-2016

0.50%

Shares Outstanding

as of 25-May-2016

178,800,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 24-May-2016

1,009
Premium/Discount  

as of 25-May-2016

-
CUSIP 464288513
Closing Price  

as of 24-May-2016

83.66
Mid-Point Price  

as of 24-May-2016

83.64
Options Available Yes
20 Day Avg. Volume  

as of 24-May-2016

3,077,006
Daily Volume  

as of 24-May-2016

2,088,387

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.42
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

6.23%

Distribution Yield  

as of 24-May-2016

5.58%
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 24-May-2016

6.60%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 24-May-2016

5.73%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 24-May-2016

6.66%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 24-May-2016

6.28%
Effective Duration  

as of 24-May-2016

3.97 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 24-May-2016

4.77 yrs
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 24-May-2016

502 bps

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please click on the "Returns" tab above.

FEES as of current prospectus

Expense Ratio   0.50%
Management Fee 0.50%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses   0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%

FEES on 31-Mar-2016

Expense Ratio   0.50%
Management Fee   0.50%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses   0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%

Price Yield Calculator

The calculator provides clients with an indication of an ETF's yield and duration for a given market price. The ACF Yield is the discount rate that equates the ETF's aggregate cash flows (i.e., the sum of the cash flows of the ETF's holdings) to a given ETF price. The cash flows are based on the yield to worst methodology in which a bond's cash flows are assumed to occur at the call date (if applicable) or maturity, whichever results in the lowest yield. For a given ETF price, this calculator will estimate the corresponding ACF Yield and spread to the relevant government reference security yield. Note that the ACF Yield will differ from the ETF's "Weighted Avg YTM For more information on Aggregate Cash Flow Yield, see info here.  

As of 05/24/16  
Price $83.66
  6.94%
Modified Duration   4.58 years

Spread of ACF Yield (6.94%) over 5 yr Treasury Yield (1.40%) as of 05/24/16 is + 555 bps  



Results generated are for illustrative purposes only and are not representative of any specific investments outcome. For standardized performance, please click the ‘returns’ tab above.

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