Fixed Income

HICUI

BlackRock High Yield V.I. Fund

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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.
-2.65 5.67 3.20 10.79 8.63
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) High Yield Bond -2.85 5.90 3.12 9.55 -
  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.
-2.65 -2.53 -5.09 -2.65 17.99 17.04 178.59 1,984.98
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) High Yield Bond -2.85 -2.21 -4.59 -2.85 18.76 16.59 148.90 -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. - - - 7.34 -2.65
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) High Yield Bond 1.68 -3.80 14.11 7.15 -2.85
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: 2,080.66

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 15, 2019 $194.6 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 15, 2019 $515.4 M
Share Class launch date Apr 21, 1982
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category High Yield Bond
Lipper Classification -
Benchmark Index BBG Barc US Corp High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Index
CUSIP 09258X107
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.68%
Gross Expense Ratio 79.00%
Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2019 863
Max Offer Price as of Feb 15, 2019 $7.13
Open to New Investors Yes

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock High Yield V.I. Fund, Class I, as of Aug 31, 2018 rated against 590 High Yield Bond Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
CSC HOLDINGS LLC 2.78
HCA INC 1.63
PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP 1.56
BAUSCH HEALTH COMPANIES INC 1.53
FINANCIAL & RISK US HOLDINGS INC (REFINITIV) 1.51
Name Weight (%)
CLEAR CHANNEL WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC 1.47
INTELSAT JACKSON HOLDINGS SA 1.47
BOMBARDIER INC 1.38
SPRINT CORP 1.36
FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC 1.18

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

James Keenan, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit

     

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

  

Derek Schoenhofen
Derek Schoenhofen
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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