Fixed Income

BLDAX

Low Duration Bond Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
6.72 2.97 2.27 2.06
4.32 2.20 1.81 1.82
Benchmark (%) 1.70 3.06 2.03 1.61
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 6.22 3.30 2.55 2.06
Morningstar Ranking 230/580 339/516 260/462 121/300
Morningstar Quartile 2 3 3 2
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 6.48 3.06 2.43 1.85
Lipper Ranking 159/373 196/329 166/293 63/192
Lipper Quartile 2 3 3 2
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
0.16 -0.02 0.16 6.72 9.19 11.87 22.57
-2.09 -2.27 -2.09 4.32 6.74 9.36 19.82
Benchmark (%) -0.03 0.00 -0.03 1.70 9.48 10.55 17.31
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) -0.12 -0.14 -0.12 6.22 10.24 13.42 22.67
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 0.02 -0.09 0.02 6.48 9.47 12.79 20.31
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 1.66 1.72 0.85 4.47 3.21
Benchmark (%) 1.29 0.86 1.63 4.07 3.34
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 2.08 1.73 0.92 4.72 3.81
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 September 17, 2018 are the returns of a predecessor fund that reorganized into the Fund on September 17, 2018. The predecessor fund had the same investment objectives, strategies and policies, portfolio management team and contractual arrangements, including the same contractual fees and expenses, as the Fund as of the date of the reorganization. As a result, the performance of the Fund would have been substantially similar to that of the predecessor fund.

 

On 3/1/2021 the Fund began to track the 4pm pricing variant of the ICE BofA US Corp & Govt Index, 1-3 Yrs. Historical index data prior to 3/1/2021 is for the 3pm pricing variant of the ICE BofA US Corp & Govt Index, 1-3 Yrs. Index data on and after 3/1/2021 is for the 4pm pricing variant of the ICE BofA US Corp & Govt Index, 1-3 Yrs.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Jun 15, 2021 $1,577.1 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jun 15, 2021 $8,605.8 M
Share Class launch date Jan 12, 1996
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Short-Term Bond
Lipper Classification Sht Inv Grade Debt Funds
Benchmark Index ICE BofA US Corp & Govt Index, 1-3 Yrs (B1A0) (4PM)
CUSIP 09260B523
Distribution Frequency None
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 1,430
Max Offer Price as of Jun 15, 2021 $9.98
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 213%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Alpha (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 0.00
R-Squared (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 9.33
Beta (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 0.98
30 Day SEC Yield as of May 31, 2021 0.56%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield as of May 31, 2021 0.48%
Yield to Maturity as of May 28, 2021 0.97%
Yield to Worst as of May 28, 2021 0.88%
Effective Duration as of May 28, 2021 1.51 yrs
Weighted Average Life as of May 28, 2021 2.90 yrs
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2020 4.39%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -3.14%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 2.96

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This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 May 28, 2021 0.16%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 1.71%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.12%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.04%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.02%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 1.05%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 32.15%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 2021 67.85%
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 0.24% and for Oil Sands 0.09%.

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 combination with other information in the research and due diligence phase of the investment process. ESG information may be sourced internally, via collaboration with the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team in engaging issuers on material environmental, social or governance topics, or from third-party providers. The Fund manager’s ongoing monitoring of the portfolio involves regular portfolio risk reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. 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 0.77%
Net Expense Ratio 0.67%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.65%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.01%
  • Interest expense 0.01%

Ratings

Ratings

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 May 31, 2021 out of 329, 6,157, 333, 95 and 333 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Sht Inv Grade Debt Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
UNITED STATES TREASURY 28.69
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION 2.92
ISHARES ULTRASHORT DURATION BOND FUND 1.94
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1.23
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 0.92
Name Weight (%)
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.87
GENERAL MOTORS FINANCIAL CO INC 0.86
ENERGY TRANSFER LP 0.77
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY 0.75
NISSAN MOTOR ACCEPTANCE CORP 0.57

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of May 28, 2021

% Notional Exposures

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% Notional Exposures

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% Notional Exposures

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of May 28, 2021

% Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% Notional Exposures

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of May 28, 2021

% Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency. Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

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. Certain transactions the funds may utilize may give rise to a form of leverage through either (a) additional market exposure or (b) borrowing capital in an attempt to increase investment return. The use of such transactions includes certain leverage-related risks, including potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Bob Miller
Head of U.S. Multi-Sector Fixed Income

  

Akiva Dickstein
Managing Director, Head of Customized Multi-Sector Portfolios

    

Scott MacLellan, CFA
Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Global Fixed Income Group

  

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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