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Find growth in new places

Active equity strategies can help find growth at a market peak.

Broad benchmarks like the S&P 500 are near record highs.
Find opportunities for growth in more focused areas.

1. Mid caps are overlooked

Mid caps have generated higher returns with less risk than small caps yet they get less attention by investors.

Mid Caps delivered better risk-adjusted returns

CMGIX outperformed 98% of funds

over 5 years and priced in the least expensive quartile.1
BlackRock Mid-Cap Growth Equity Fund (CMGIX) BlackRock Mid-Cap Growth Equity Fund (CMGIX)

Source: BlackRock for 20-year period ending 31 December 2019. Shown for illustrative purposes only.
Morningstar Rankings are based on total returns excluding sales charges. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index performance is shown for illustrative purposes only. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

2. Revisit emerging markets

The world has changed but portfolios haven’t. Emerging markets barely scratch the surface in most portfolios.

Emerging markets and Developed markets.

MADCX outperformed 97% of funds

since PM inception and priced in the least expensive quartile.1
BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund (MADCX) BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund (MADCX)

Source: IMF World Economic Outlook as of October 2019. Past performance is no guarantee of future results

3. Invest in tomorrow's
technology today

Focusing on emerging tech leaders has the potential to drive outsized growth.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

4. Get started

BlackRock offers strategies that combine human insight and technology to help you achieve the outcomes your clients need.

To obtain more information on the funds, including the Morningstar time period ratings and standardized average annual total returns as of the most recent calendar quarter and current month-end, please visit:

Mid-Cap Growth Equity Fund
Emerging Markets Fund
Technology Opportunities Fund

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating," is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal values may fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All returns assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown. Refer to for most recent month-end performance.