Equity

BVIII

BlackRock Basic Value V.I. Fund (Ins - Var Ser)

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Performance

Performance

  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.
-8.11 5.32 3.75 10.42 8.56
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return).<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. -8.27 6.95 - - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Value -9.34 6.27 5.00 10.73 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 42/179 130/172 146/170 92/143 -
  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.
-8.11 -9.64 -13.96 -8.11 16.84 20.21 169.56 712.39
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return).<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. -8.27 -9.60 -11.72 -8.27 22.35 - - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Value -9.34 -9.45 -12.83 -9.34 20.00 27.63 177.07 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 42.00/179.00 72.00/181.00 129.00/181.00 42.00/179.00 - - - -
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: 774.53

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 Feb 19, 2019 $62.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 19, 2019 $423.3 M
Share Class launch date Aug 18, 2003
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Large Value
Lipper Classification -
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return)
CUSIP 09253L603
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.00%
Gross Expense Ratio 117.00%
Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2019 65
Max Offer Price as of Feb 19, 2019 $13.58
Open to New Investors Yes

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
PFIZER INC 5.17
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.40
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 4.34
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 4.33
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 3.91
Name Weight (%)
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED 3.31
ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS INC 3.19
NOVARTIS AG 3.15
MOLSON COORS BREWING CO 2.91
AES CORPORATION (THE) 2.77

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Carrie King
Managing Director

Carrie King, Managing Director, is a member of the Basic Value team which primarily manages US Large Cap Value portfolios within BlackRock's Fundamental Equity division. Ms. King is a portfolio manager and is responsible for coverage of healthcare, consumer discretionary, telecommunications, aerospace & defense, and chemicals companies.

 

Ms. King's service with the firm dates back to 1993, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Ms. King served several roles including senior fund analyst, associate portfolio manager, and industry analyst, all with an emphasis on a value-oriented investment style. Ms. King has been a member of the Basic Value team since 1996. Prior to joining MLIM, Ms. King was an industry analyst for The Fuji Bank from 1991 to 1993, and an equity securities analyst for Kidder, Peabody & Co from 1986 to 1989. She began her career as a research analyst for John Hancock Financial Services in 1985.

 

Ms. King earned a BS degree in business administration from Boston University in 1985 and an MBA degree from New York University in 1990.

 

Joseph Wolfe
Director

Joseph Wolfe, CFA, CQF, FRM, Director and Lead Quantitative Analyst of the BlackRock Large Cap Series Funds is a member of the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr. Wolfe was the head of Quantitative Active Research at Northern Trust in Chicago where he directed quantitative research across the active equity teams, developed ETF strategies for FlexShares and co-managed several active mutual funds. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2005, Mr. Wolfe was a senior quantitative analyst for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio where he co-managed several quantitative strategies and served as a risk manager.


Mr. Wolfe earned a BS degree in Economics from Slippery Rock University and holds advanced degrees in Economics from Kent State University and the Ohio State University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Risk Manager and has obtained his Certificate in Quantitative Finance.

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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