Fixed Income

BFRAX

Floating Rate Income Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-0.79 3.36 2.39 7.13 4.72
-3.27 2.49 1.87 6.86 4.63
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 0.44 4.83 3.05 8.57 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Bank Loan 1.18 4.99 2.67 6.77 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 168/240 162/213 91/196 39/81 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 3 3 2 3 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Loan Participation Funds -0.30 4.03 2.26 7.19 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 175/238 161/210 89/192 39/81 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 3 4 2 2 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-0.79 -2.67 -3.67 -0.79 10.43 12.55 99.21 283.94
-3.27 -5.11 -6.08 -3.27 7.67 9.73 94.23 274.34
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 0.44 -2.54 -3.45 0.44 15.20 16.23 127.50 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Bank Loan 2.33 2.33 -0.93 1.18 15.73 14.07 92.47 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Loan Participation Funds -0.30 -2.38 -3.47 -0.30 12.61 11.85 101.25 -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. 1.20 0.71 7.62 3.42 -0.79
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: 2.50 -1.33 -1.81 4.93 0.83 -3.27
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 1.60 -0.69 10.16 4.12 0.44
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Bank Loan 0.57 -1.25 9.25 3.48 -0.26
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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BlackRock Fixed Income Funds Delivered
21 of 25 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 99% of our assets, outperformed within their Morningstar peer groups. Based on Inst. shares.*
22 of 25 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 88% of our bond funds, are in the least expensive quartile. Based on Inst. shares.†
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Feb 22, 2019 $400.1 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 22, 2019 $3,254.7 M
Share Class launch date Nov 03, 1989
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Bank Loan
Lipper Classification Loan Participation Funds
Benchmark Index S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index
CUSIP 09260B770
Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2019 457
Max Offer Price as of Feb 22, 2019 $10.23
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Jan 31, 2019 60%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of Jan 31, 2019 97.26
Beta (3y) as of Jan 31, 2019 0.92
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending May 31, 2016 4.31%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -3.68%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jan 31, 2019 2.89

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

Holdings

Holdings

as of Jan 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
POWERSHARES SENIOR LOAN PORTFOLIO 2.19
SS&C TECHNOLOGIES INC 1.19
TRANSDIGM INC 1.08
FINANCIAL & RISK US HOLDINGS INC (REFINITIV) 1.05
FIRST DATA CORPORATION 1.03
Name Weight (%)
ASURION LLC 0.99
DJO FINANCE LLC 0.92
KRONOS INCORPORATED 0.90
INFOR US INC 0.86
SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC 0.84

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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Allocations subject to change.
as of Jan 31, 2019

% Market Value

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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

James Keenan, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit

     

David Delbos
David Delbos
Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA
Co-Head of U.S. High Yield in Global Credit team

  

Josh Tarnow
Managing Director, Global Credit

  

Carly Wilson
Carly Wilson
Matthew Maxwell
Matthew Maxwell
Abigail Apistolas
Abigail Apistolas
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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