Multi Asset

BASVX

BlackRock iShares Alternative Strategies V.I. Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

  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.
0.00 0.63 1.74 4.88 16.36 - - 21.80
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multialternative -1.78 -0.22 -0.60 1.45 5.39 5.72 -4.20 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 2.00/26.00 2.00/26.00 2.00/26.00 7.00/26.00 - - - -
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. - - - - 12.45
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multialternative 3.66 2.07 -3.22 2.39 6.92
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.

Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 24.43

Source: Lipper. Data reflects different methodology from the BlackRock calculated returns in the Returns tab. The $10,000 Hypothetical Over Time chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the investor class of shares noted and does not assume the max sales charge. Had sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The chart uses total return NAV performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including 12b-1 fees, management fees and other expenses were deducted. Performance for other share classes will vary.

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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution Current year distributions are not classified as “Income,” “Short-Term Capital Gains,” “Long-Term Capital Gains,” or “Return of Capital” until approximately 60 days following calendar year-end. Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return of Capital

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Year Total Distribution Current year distributions are not classified as “Income,” “Short-Term Capital Gains,” “Long-Term Capital Gains,” or “Return of Capital” until calendar year-end. Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Aug 31, 2018 $7.8 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Aug 31, 2018 $25.1 M
Share Class launch date Apr 29, 2014
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Multialternative
Lipper Classification -
Benchmark Index 60% MSACWLDNET / 40%BBG Barc AGG Index
CUSIP 09253L389
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.90%
Gross Expense Ratio 160.00%
Number of Holdings as of Jul 31, 2018 10
Max Offer Price as of Aug 31, 2018 $11.34
Open to New Investors No

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock iShares Alternative Strategies V.I. Fund, Class III, as of Aug 31, 2018 rated against 301 Multialternative Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Jul 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
ISHS EDGE MSCI MIN VOL GLOBAL ETF 29.91
ISHARES US REAL ESTATE ETF 16.32
ISHARES JPMORGAN USD EMERGING MARK 11.76
ISHS EDG MSCI USA MOM FCT ETF(USD) 10.60
ISHARES GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE ETF 8.34
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES COMMODITIES SELECT STRATEG 7.44
ISHARES US PREFERRED STOCK ETF 7.34
iShares Core Intl Aggregate Bnd ET 3.08
ISHARES SILVER TRUST 2.64
ISHARES GOLD TRUST 2.55

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Michael Gates
BlackRock Multi-Asset Strategies Team

Michael Gates, CFA, is a Managing Director in the Multi-Asset Strategies group at BlackRock.

Greg Savage
Head of Americas Index Asset Allocation

   

Amy Whitelaw
Head of Americas iShares Equity Portfolio Management

  

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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