Fixed Income

BFRCX

Floating Rate Income Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
11.34 4.17 4.34 3.15
10.34 4.17 4.34 3.15
Benchmark (%) 13.32 5.76 5.80 4.42
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 12.19 4.49 4.42 3.35
Morningstar Ranking 169/237 141/224 116/215 128/177
Morningstar Quartile 3 3 3 3
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 11.85 4.43 4.32 3.31
Lipper Ranking 165/240 142/226 115/215 126/173
Lipper Quartile 3 3 3 3
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
11.34 1.62 2.65 11.34 13.05 23.70 36.32
10.34 0.62 1.65 10.34 13.05 23.70 36.32
Benchmark (%) 13.32 1.65 2.87 13.32 18.30 32.54 54.05
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 12.19 1.67 2.95 12.19 14.09 24.14 39.09
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 11.85 1.58 2.79 11.85 13.93 23.65 38.69
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 7.74 1.56 3.02 -1.45 11.34
Benchmark (%) 8.64 3.12 5.20 -0.60 13.32
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 7.45 1.16 4.36 -2.49 12.19

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. The performance information for periods prior to the inception date of the share class are based on the Fund’s Investor A Shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses applicable to such share class. See the fund prospectus for more details.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Mar 01, 2024 $31.4 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 01, 2024 $3,857.5 M
Share Class launch date Mar 18, 2011
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Bank Loan
Lipper Classification Loan Participation Funds
Benchmark Index Morningstar LSTA Leveraged Loan Index
CUSIP 09260B762
Distribution Frequency None
Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2024 454
Max Offer Price as of Mar 01, 2024 $9.71
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 25.00%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Alpha (3y) as of Jan 31, 2024 -0.12
R-Squared (3y) as of Jan 31, 2024 95.93
Beta (3y) as of Jan 31, 2024 1.02
30 Day SEC Yield as of Jan 31, 2024 8.01%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield as of Jan 31, 2024 8.00%
Yield to Maturity as of Jan 31, 2024 9.76%
Yield to Worst as of Jan 31, 2024 9.72%
Weighted Average Life as of Jan 31, 2024 4.14 yrs
Effective Duration as of Jan 31, 2024 0.06 yrs
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Aug 31, 2023 4.25%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2022 -5.28%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jan 31, 2024 4.00

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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.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of - -
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of - -
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of - -
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of - -
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of - -
MSCI - Oil Sands as of - -
MSCI - Tobacco as of - -

Business Involvement Coverage as of - -
Percentage of Fund not covered as of - -
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal -% and for Oil Sands -%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

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 the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for certain issuers under consideration for investment and certain existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third-party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams may consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores during portfolio construction. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews between the investment team and BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, where appropriate.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 1.71%
Net Expense Ratio 1.70%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 1.70%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.02%
  • 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 Jan 31, 2024 out of 226, 6,229, 226, 43 and 226 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Loan Participation Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Jan 31, 2024
Name Weight (%)
CLOUD SOFTWARE GROUP INC 1.18
DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION (THE) 1.13
NAKED JUICE LLC 1.08
ALLIANT HOLDINGS INTERMEDIATE LLC / ALLIANT HOLDINGS CO-ISSUER 1.04
MEDLINE BORROWER LP 0.95
Name Weight (%)
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC 0.93
DEERFIELD DAKOTA HOLDING LLC 0.92
UKG INC 0.90
SUNSHINE LUXEMBOURG VII SARL 0.89
FERTITTA ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.87
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 Jan 31, 2024

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Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
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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

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

  

David Delbos
Managing Director

David Delbos, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of U.S. High Yield within BlackRock's Global Credit team.

Carly Wilson
Managing Director

Carly Wilson, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Global Credit Platform. She is a portfolio manager for the platform's bank loan strategies and global long/short credit strategies.

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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