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A History of Consistently Attractive Yield With Lower Volatility

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30-day SEC Yield

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Average Yield & Volatility

Average SEC Yield 5.05%
Standard Deviation 4.25%
Average Yield 2.41%
Standard Deviation 5.43%
Value Change
Yield Increase 110%
Volatility Decrease 28%

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Annualized Return 5.92%
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 5.83%
Growth of Initial Investment $13,398
Accumulated Income $1,392
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Adapting to Changing Markets...

Current: 0% 09/28/2012
Low: 0% 11/30/2016
High: 11% 07/31/2014
Total Stocks 32%
Total Bonds 67%
Cash 1%

...While Seeking to Deliver a Consistent Outcome

December 31, 2016
30-Day SEC Yield: 4.72% Standard Deviation: 2.93%

All fund performance and data as of 9/30/20 based on Institutional shares, all other share classes will vary. Institutional shares have limited availability and may be purchased at various minimums. See prospectus for details or contact your financial professional.

The Fund's investment strategy changed on 11/28/11, the date referred to as the strategy inception date.

Yield and volatility data for 11/30/11 does not reflect the current strategy of the Fund, and therefore is not included in the first step. However, yield and volatility data starts since inception of the strategy (inception 11/28/11). Yield data in the first step refers to subsidized SEC yields for Institutional shares as of the date indicated. Unsubsidized yields, which do not include the effects of fee waivers, would be lower.

The Blended Benchmark represents 50% MSCI World Index/50% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index comprises the total U.S. investment grade bond market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Volatility refers to 30-day standard deviation based on daily returns of the fund vs. 50/50 Benchmark since strategy inception (11/28/11). Source: Morningstar, as of 9/30/20. Standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of an investment's actual returns compared to its expected returns.

Asset allocations shown on the "Asset Allocation" section are as of the dates indicated and are not recommended allocations. Allocations may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Income, growth and volatility in the second step are cumulative, from inception of strategy (inception 11/28/11) to the date indicated under the sliding bar. Volatility refers to trailing 30-day standard deviation. The chart shows the growth of a hypothetical investment in the Fund's Institutional shares. Stocks and Bonds represented by the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI) and iShares Core U.S. Bond ETF (AGG), respectively.

All portfolios are rebalanced monthly and Multi-Asset Income Fund (Inst.) is added by sourcing proportionally from both stocks and bonds all in the portfolio. References to "volatility" are based on standard deviation, a measure of the dispersion of an investment's actual returns compared to its expected returns. Growth of Initial Investment assumes a hypothetical investment of that amount made since inception of strategy (inception 11/28/11), with the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Accumulated Income based on a hypothetical investment of that amount made since inception of strategy (inception 11/28/11), only showing accumulated dividends.

Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by visiting www.BlackRock.com/mai, www.iShares.com/agg or www.iShares.com/acwi.

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. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by visiting www.blackrock.com or www.iShares.com. The expense ratio for AGG is 0.04% as stated in the fund’s prospectus. BlackRock Fund Advisors has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its management fees through June 30, 2026. The expense ratio for ACWI is 0.33% as stated in the fund’s prospectus.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETFs), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI, Inc., nor does this company make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with the company listed above.

Important Risks: The fund is actively managed and its characteristics will vary. The fund may invest significantly in BlackRock equity and/or fixed income mutual funds (“underlying funds”) and affiliated and unaffiliated ETFs. Stock and bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions. International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to political risks, currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. These risks may be heightened for investments in emerging markets. Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments. Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Asset allocation strategies do not assure profit and do not protect against loss. Non-diversification of investments means that more assets are potentially invested in fewer securities than if investments were diversified, so risk is increased because each investment has a greater effect on performance. The fund may use derivatives to hedge its investments or to seek to enhance returns. Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility. Negative weightings may result from the use of leverage. Leverage involves the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital in an attempt to increase investment return. Leverage risks include potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.

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