Fixed Income

MSUMX

U.S. Mortgage Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
4.89 -1.50 0.98 2.02
Benchmark (%) 1.39 -2.84 -0.39 1.12
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 7.09 0.48 2.39 2.72
Morningstar Ranking 295/352 298/315 241/265 136/171
Morningstar Quartile 4 4 4 4
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 2.74 -2.42 -0.10 1.01
Lipper Ranking 27/152 25/133 14/120 7/90
Lipper Quartile 1 1 1 1
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
1.06 1.11 1.06 4.89 -4.43 5.02 22.10
Benchmark (%) -1.04 1.06 -1.04 1.39 -8.28 -1.91 11.77
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 1.31 1.08 1.31 7.09 1.46 12.51 30.77
Lipper Category Avg. (%) -0.12 0.92 -0.12 2.74 -6.94 -0.34 10.80
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 6.86 5.63 2.59 -13.58 6.40
Benchmark (%) 6.35 3.87 -1.04 -11.81 5.05
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 9.80 4.84 2.49 -9.85 8.13

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of May 17, 2024 $364.1 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of May 17, 2024 $379.1 M
Share Class launch date Jul 29, 2005
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Multisector Bond
Lipper Classification US Mortgage Funds
Benchmark Index Bloomberg US MBS Index
CUSIP 56166L303
Distribution Frequency None
Number of Holdings as of Apr 30, 2024 621
Max Offer Price as of May 17, 2024 $8.78
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 140.00%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Alpha (3y) as of Apr 30, 2024 0.07
R-Squared (3y) as of Apr 30, 2024 93.70
Beta (3y) as of Apr 30, 2024 0.82
30 Day SEC Yield as of Apr 30, 2024 5.71%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield as of Apr 30, 2024 5.54%
Yield to Maturity as of Apr 30, 2024 6.99%
Yield to Worst as of Apr 30, 2024 6.99%
Effective Duration as of Apr 30, 2024 4.22 yrs
Weighted Average Life as of Apr 30, 2024 7.14 yrs
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2024 8.73%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Oct 31, 2022 -8.40%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Apr 30, 2024 6.74

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This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

ESG Integration

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund's investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research phase of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion, where appropriate, of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 0.59%
Net Expense Ratio 0.45%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.45%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.00%
  • Interest expense 0.00%

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 Apr 30, 2024 out of 132, 6,134, 132, 104 and 132 Funds, respectively in Lipper's US Mortgage Funds classification.

Morningstar Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating - BRONZE
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. (Effective Apr 08, 2024)

Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 30, 2024
Name Weight (%)
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 16.71
FHLMC 30YR UMBS SUPER 12.46
FHLMC 30YR UMBS 5.36
FNMA 30YR UMBS 2.91
UMBS 15YR TBA(REG B) 1.94
Name Weight (%)
GNMA2 30YR TBA(REG C) 1.80
GNMA_22-88D IA 1.22
GNMA_21-97C LI 0.90
FNMA_24-7 IA 0.85
FNMA 30YR UMBS SUPER 0.82
Name Weight (%) Shares Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity
Holdings are subject to change. Fund holdings and allocations shown are unaudited, and may not be representative of current or future investments. The Fund is actively managed and its details, holdings and characteristics will vary. Holdings shown should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell securities. The user relies on this data at its own risk and neither BlackRock nor any other party makes any representations or express or implied warranties (which are expressly disclaimed) nor shall they incur any liability for any errors or omissions in the data.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 30, 2024

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The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency. 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.

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. Certain transactions the funds may utilize may give rise to a form of leverage through either (a) additional market exposure or (b) borrowing capital in an attempt to increase investment return. The use of such transactions includes certain leverage-related risks, including potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Matthew Kraeger
Managing Director, Global Fixed Income

    

Ibrahim Incoglu
Ibrahim Incoglu
Samir Lakhani
Managing Director, Co-Head of Securitized Assets & Head of CMBS

Samir Lakhani, Managing Director, is Co-Head of the Securitized Assets Team within Global Fixed Income. Since 2012, Mr. Lakhani has led the CMBS and Senior CRE Debt business and continues to act as a Lead CMBS / CRE Debt Portfolio Manager in addition to his other responsibilities. Mr. Lakhani is a member of various BlackRock Investment Committees including the Commercial Mortgage Loan Committee within Fixed Income and the Real Estate Debt Investment Committee within BlackRock's Real Assets Group.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Lakhani was a Vice President at R3 Capital Partners, where he invested in securitized assets including ABS, CMBS, CLO's and Specialty Finance transactions. Mr. Lakhani held similar roles at Lehman Brothers in their Global Principal Strategies group. Mr. Lakhani joined Lehman Brothers in 2006 initially in Structured Credit Products. Previously, Mr. Lakhani held positions at JP Morgan Partners, in their Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt group, from 2001 to 2004.

 

Mr. Lakhani served on the Board of Governors for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council ("CREFC") from 2012 - 2018. Mr. Lakhani earned a B.S. Degree in Economics and a B.S. Degree in Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Siddharth Mehta
Portfolio Manager, Mortgage Portfolios

   

Portfolio Manager

Literature

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