Multi Asset

BDAVX

BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation V.I. Fund of BlackRock Variable Series

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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.
-5.18 4.91 - - 2.46
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multialternative -5.42 1.00 -0.16 1.42 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 11/26 4/24 - - -
  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.
-5.18 -4.49 -8.72 -5.18 15.48 - - 12.04
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multialternative -5.42 -2.21 -4.66 -5.42 3.03 -0.82 15.17 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 11.00/26.00 25.00/26.00 25.00/26.00 11.00/26.00 - - - -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. - - - 14.72 -5.18
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multialternative 2.07 -3.22 2.39 6.92 -5.42
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: 18.14

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 $4.6 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 15, 2019 $129.3 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 09253L363
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.44%
Gross Expense Ratio 146.00%
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2018 15
Max Offer Price as of Feb 15, 2019 $11.01
Open to New Investors No

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock iShares Dynamic Allocation V.I. Fund of BlackRock Variable Series, Class III, as of Jan 31, 2019 rated against 278 Multialternative Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Jan 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES CORE S&P ETF 34.19
ISHARES SHORT MATURITY BOND ETF 11.89
ISHARES CORE MSCI EAFE ETF 8.72
ISHARES US TREASURY BOND ETF 7.55
ISHARES IBOXX $ INV GRADE CORPORAT 7.17
Name Weight (%)
ISHARES INT-TERM CORP BOND 7.14
ISHARES GLOBAL TECH ETF 5.86
ISHARES JPMORGAN USD EMERGING MARK 5.22
ISHARES EDGE MSCI MIN VOL USA ETF 3.94
ISHARES CORE MSCI EMERGING MARKETS 3.28

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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