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BLZKX

BlackRock Advantage ESG Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
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Benchmark (%) - - - - -
Lipper Ranking - - - - -
Lipper Quartile - - - - -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
7.50 0.64 4.04 - - - - 26.67
Benchmark (%) 7.45 0.17 5.05 - - - - 26.21
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Benchmark (%) - - - - -
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.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) $11.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) $11.8 M
Share Class launch date Aug 18, 2020
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category -
Lipper Classification Emerging Markets Funds
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets Index
CUSIP 09260J856
Distribution Frequency Annual
Number of Holdings as of Aug 31, 2021 207
Max Offer Price as of Sep 23, 2021 $10.67
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 147%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/B Ratio as of Aug 31, 2021 2.05
P/E Ratio - Forward as of Aug 31, 2021 12.54
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Aug 31, 2021 $ 143,086.0 M
Alpha (3y) as of - -
R-Squared (3y) as of - -
Beta (3y) as of - -
P/E Ratio as of Aug 31, 2021 17.20
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of - -
This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI ESG Fund Ratings 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.


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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Sep 07, 2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Sep 07, 2021 7.4
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Sep 07, 2021 95.72%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Sep 07, 2021 99.48%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Sep 07, 2021 Equity Emerging Mkts Global
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Sep 07, 2021 119.43
Funds in Peer Group as of Sep 07, 2021 1
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Sep 07, 2021, based on holdings as of May 31, 2021. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

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.

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 Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Aug 31, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Aug 31, 2021 99.11%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Aug 31, 2021 0.89%
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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

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 designs research, portfolio construction, and decision phases of the investment process to reflect emphasis on relevant, internal ESG research related to assessments of certain characteristics, including, but not limited to, economic and environmental transition, market structure, superior growth, management quality, and risk characteristics associated with environmental, social, and governance matters. ESG insights are combined with other internal research views to achieve active portfolio weighting versus a reference benchmark (or weighting implemented to achieve an absolute return outcome in portfolios without a benchmark) which considers the portfolio’s ESG mandate. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate metrics, and other factors.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 2.57%
Net Expense Ratio 0.84%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.81%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.03%
  • Interest expense 0.00%

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 7.09
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 5.72
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 5.14
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 3.19
ISHARES MSCI SAUDI ARABIA CAPPED ETF 2.08
Name Weight (%)
ASIAN PAINTS LTD 1.96
MEDIATEK INC 1.87
LENOVO GROUP LTD 1.84
NK LUKOIL PAO 1.81
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION LTD 1.73

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Aug 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Aug 31, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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

Jeff Shen
Co-CIO of Active Equity and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity (SAE) at BlackRock

   

Richard Mathieson
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team
David Piazza
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

  

Anna Hawley, CFA
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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