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BROIX

Advantage International Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
33.68 7.75 9.76 6.77
Benchmark (%) 32.35 8.27 10.28 5.89
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 29.62 7.65 9.15 5.97
Morningstar Ranking 382/757 464/673 370/579 51/385
Morningstar Quartile 2 3 3 1
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 41.67 18.82 17.86 12.41
Lipper Ranking 158/353 193/322 166/275 19/172
Lipper Quartile 2 3 3 1
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
10.13 -1.35 5.75 33.68 25.11 59.31 92.46
Benchmark (%) 8.83 -1.13 5.17 32.35 26.91 63.08 77.24
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 9.10 0.01 2.21 29.62 24.75 54.94 78.54
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 10.51 2.79 8.10 41.67 69.01 131.02 230.24
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 3.23 24.20 -15.05 21.61 7.36
Benchmark (%) 1.00 25.03 -13.79 22.01 7.82
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 0.79 25.12 -14.59 21.59 9.30
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.

The Fund's returns prior to June 12, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Global Opportunities Portfolio.”

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Aug 04, 2021 $614.9 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Aug 04, 2021 $1,175.6 M
Share Class launch date Jan 31, 2006
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Lipper Classification International Multi-Cap Core
Benchmark Index MSCI EAFE Index
CUSIP 091937268
Distribution Frequency Annual
Number of Holdings as of Jun 30, 2021 441
Max Offer Price as of Aug 04, 2021 $19.13
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report as of May 31, 2021 247%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/B Ratio as of Jun 30, 2021 1.82
P/E Ratio - Forward as of Jun 30, 2021 15.73
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Jun 30, 2021 $ 78,762.9 M
Alpha (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 -0.05
R-Squared (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 98.11
Beta (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 1.02
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2021 19.14%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -24.53%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 18.27
Active Share as of Jun 30, 2021 50.00%

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.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Jul 07, 2021 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 07, 2021 7.8
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 07, 2021 69.88%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 07, 2021 99.16%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 07, 2021 Equity Global ex US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 07, 2021 109.88
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 07, 2021 850
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 07, 2021, based on holdings as of Mar 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 Jun 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jun 30, 2021 2.95%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jun 30, 2021 0.11%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jun 30, 2021 0.69%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jun 30, 2021 1.17%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jun 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jun 30, 2021 2.37%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jun 30, 2021 97.80%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jun 30, 2021 2.20%
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 2.79% and for Oil Sands 2.78%.

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 includes ESG considerations in the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant, internal ESG research which along with multiple other research insights, informs active portfolio weighting versus a reference benchmark (or weighting implemented to achieve an absolute return outcome, if applicable). 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-related metrics, and other factors.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 0.82%
Net Expense Ratio 0.50%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.50%

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

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for Advantage International Fund, Class Inst, as of Jul 31, 2021 rated against 680 Foreign Large Blend Funds based on risk adjusted total return.

Lipper Leader

 
 
 
 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Jun 30, 2021 out of 320, 12,176, 322, 199 and 322 Funds, respectively in Lipper's International Multi-Cap Core classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jan 22, 2021)

Holdings

Holdings

as of Jun 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
NOVO NORDISK A/S 1.69
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 1.67
NESTLE SA 1.60
AIA GROUP LTD 1.55
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 1.54
Name Weight (%)
KEYENCE CORP 1.38
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 1.28
ASTRAZENECA PLC 1.24
SAP SE 1.19
COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA 1.16

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jun 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jun 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jun 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jun 30, 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

Raffaele Savi
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team
Kevin Franklin
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

     

Richard Mathieson
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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