Fixed Income

BNMSX

National Municipal 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.
0.46 1.89 3.76 5.50 6.55
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond 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. 1.36 2.34 3.88 5.11 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni National Interm 0.78 1.72 3.05 4.24 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Gen & Ins Muni Debt Fds 0.68 2.05 3.86 5.28 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 160/261 144/233 117/203 - -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 3 3 3 - -
  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.
0.46 0.92 0.94 0.46 5.76 20.25 70.85 1,098.95
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond 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. 1.36 1.14 1.52 1.36 7.19 20.99 64.54 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni National Interm 0.78 0.95 1.20 0.78 5.24 16.22 51.43 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Gen & Ins Muni Debt Fds 0.68 0.99 1.03 0.68 6.29 20.97 68.47 -
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 is based on the Fund’s Institutional Shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses applicable to such share class. See the fund prospectus for more details.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Jan 22, 2019 $2.6 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jan 22, 2019 $9,324.5 M
Share Class launch date Sep 30, 2006
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Muni National Interm
Lipper Classification Gen & Ins Muni Debt Fds
Benchmark Index S&P Municipal Bond Index
CUSIP 09253C751
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2018 485
Max Offer Price as of Jan 22, 2019 $10.66
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Dec 31, 2018 51%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of Dec 31, 2018 96.70
Beta (3y) as of Dec 31, 2018 0.87
Average Coupon as of Dec 31, 2018 5.19%
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2016 2.41%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Nov 30, 2016 -4.07%

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

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for National Municipal Fund, Service, as of Aug 31, 2018 rated against 238 Muni National Interm Funds.

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 Dec 31, 2018 out of 231, 5,772, 233, 76 and 233 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Gen & Ins Muni Debt Fds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Feb 16, 2018) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
SOUTHEAST ALA GAS SUPPLY DIST 4 06/01/2049 2.65
PATRIOTS ENERGY GROUP FING AGY 4 10/01/2048 1.81
MIAMI-DADE CNTY FLA AVIATION R 5 10/01/2040 1.43
LOS ANGELES CALIF UNI SCH DIST 5.25 07/01/2042 1.39
NEW YORK N Y CITY MUN WTR FIN 5 06/15/2040 1.28
Name Weight (%)
TOB 5 91412G2K0 UNVHGR 144A 1.24
CHICAGO ILL O HARE INTL ARPT 4 01/01/2044 1.19
MASSACHUSETTS ST 5.25 04/01/2047 1.15
KENTUCKY INC KY PUB ENERGY AUT 4 12/01/2049 1.14
ILLINOIS ST 5 11/01/2028 1.14

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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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.

Notional value represents a fund’s use of derivatives, including but not limited to futures, options, and swaps. This value captures the fund exposures as if the derivative was replaced with the underlying asset and the corresponding financing or lending, such that all exposures sum to the net asset value. For non-derivatives, the market value and the notional value are identical.

Allocations are subject to change.
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Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Walter O'Connor, CFA
Managing Director is a Co-head and Portfolio Manager for the Municipal Bond Funds team

  

Michael Kalinoski, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Municipal Mutual Fund

   

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Literature

Literature

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