Fixed Income

BIT

Multi-Sector Income Trust

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
50.27 8.39 10.66 - 8.88
Market Price Total Return (%) 63.75 11.81 12.58 - 7.88
  YTD 1m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
2.93 1.00 50.27 27.36 65.93 - 99.04
Market Price Total Return (%) 4.15 3.26 63.75 39.78 80.87 - 84.66
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
NAV Total Return (%) 12.67 17.15 -2.17 5.93 16.43
Market Price Total Return (%) 16.93 19.79 -8.02 14.41 19.59

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, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.


Returns are shown net of advisory fees paid by the fund and net of the fund’s operating fees and expenses. Investors who purchase shares of the fund through an investment adviser or other financial professional may separately pay a fee to that service provider. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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 may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be found in the Performance section.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of Jun 22, 2021 $693,007,132
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jun 22, 2021 $693.0 M
Share Class launch date Feb 25, 2013
Exchange New York Stock Exchange Inc.
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Multisector Bond
Lipper Classification General Bond Funds
CUSIP 09258A107
Management Fee 0.80%
Gross Expense Ratio 2.89%
Shares Outstanding as of Jun 22, 2021 37,558,026
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 2,462
Premium/Discount -
Managed Assets as of Jun 22, 2021 $1,127,652,340.39

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Distribution Rate as of Jun 22, 2021 7.99%
Yield to Worst as of May 28, 2021 4.48%
Effective Duration as of May 28, 2021 -1.31 yrs
WAL to Worst as of May 28, 2021 10.14 yrs
Leverage as of May 28, 2021 $ 425,692,886.00
% Leveraged as of May 28, 2021 37.99%
% Insured as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
% Overwritten with Swaptions as of May 28, 2021 61.71

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered 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. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch. 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, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. 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 May 28, 2021 0.03%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 0.73%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.03%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.29%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 0.15%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 38.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 2021 62.00%
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 0.16% and for Oil Sands 0.32%.

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 material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of 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, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.


The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research and due diligence phase of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced internally, via collaboration with the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team in engaging issuers on material environmental, social or governance topics, or from third-party providers. The Fund manager’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 8.32
UNITED STATES TREASURY 1.71
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1.62
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC/THE 1.07
FIRSTAR REALTY LLC 0.97
Name Weight (%)
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 0.93
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 0.87
TRANSDIGM INC 0.86
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SA 0.75
MORGAN STANLEY 0.72

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.

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.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Scott MacLellan, CFA
Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Global Fixed Income Group

  

Akiva Dickstein
Managing Director, Head of Customized Multi-Sector Portfolios

    

Samir Lakhani
Samir Lakhani
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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