Performance

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
2.11 7.18 8.14 4.52 4.64
Market Price Total Return (%)   -1.19 6.01 4.37 3.39 2.94
as of
  YTD 1m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
0.28 - 2.11 23.13 47.87 55.62 61.51
Market Price Total Return (%)   0.99 - -1.19 19.14 23.85 39.54 35.86
Lipper Ranking   13/28 13/28 13/18
as of
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
NAV Total Return (%)   6.08 11.47 18.62 8.39 1.10
Market Price Total Return (%)   -10.49 10.74 18.81 9.41 0.63


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 (%)
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 3.77
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 3.46
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO 3.37
PFIZER INC 2.96
EXXON MOBIL CORP 2.43
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 2.35
HOME DEPOT INC 2.34
INTEL CORPORATION 2.31
MERCK & CO INC 2.23
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION 2.21

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value  

United States

94.3%

Korea (South), Republic of

1.6%

United Kingdom

1.6%

France

1.6%

Canada

0.9%

Netherlands

0.5%

China

0.4%

Cash and Derivatives

-0.8%

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value  

North America

95.2%

Europe

3.6%

Emerging Markets

2.0%

Cash and Derivatives

-0.8%

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

% of Market Value  

Financials

24.7%

Health Care

14.6%

Industrials

13.5%

Energy

11.7%

Information Technology

9.6%

Consumer Staples

8.3%

Consumer Discretionary

7.6%

Utilities

5.6%

Materials

3.1%

Telecommunications

2.3%

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value  

Cash and Derivatives

-0.8%

Large Cap ->$10bn

99.6%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

1.2%

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.

Ratings

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 27-May-2016

$1,649,365,927
Managed Assets  

as of 27-May-2016

-
Share Class launch date Aug 31, 2005
Exchange New York Stock Exchange Inc.
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Large Value
Lipper Classification Opt Arbitrage/Opt Strat
CUSIP 09251A104

Management Fee 0.80%
Expense Ratio 0.85%

Shares Outstanding

as of 27-May-2016

188,978,322
Number of Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

84
Premium/Discount  

as of 27-May-2016

-11.11%
3m Avg Volume

as of 29-Apr-2016

438,300

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 31-Dec-2015

$128,222.8 M

Distribution Rate  

as of 27-May-2016

7.22%

% Leveraged  

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.00
% AMT Bonds  

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.00%
% Insured  

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.00%
Type of Options   Single Stock
% Overwritten  

as of 29-Apr-2016

49.14

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