Skip to content

Fixed Income

BMSCX

Credit Strategies Income Fund

Overview

Loading

Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  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.
10.88 4.65 3.97 - 4.34
9.88 4.65 3.97 - 4.34
Benchmark (%) Index: 25BBGHY100HDG 25SPLSTALL 25BBUSCMBSIG 25JPMCEMBIBD.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of Dec 31, 2019

10.86 5.24 5.08 - 5.97
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multisector Bond

as of Dec 31, 2019

9.80 4.81 3.84 5.09 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking.

as of Dec 31, 2019

119/302 143/262 99/220 - -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking.

as of Dec 31, 2019

2 3 2 - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Loan Participation Funds

as of Dec 31, 2019

7.30 3.47 3.61 4.26 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges.

as of Dec 31, 2019

116/323 138/273 101/226 - -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges.

as of Dec 31, 2019

2 3 2 - -
  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.
10.88 1.10 1.52 10.88 14.62 21.50 - 51.90
9.88 0.10 0.52 9.88 14.62 21.50 - 51.90
Benchmark (%) Index: 25BBGHY100HDG 25SPLSTALL 25BBUSCMBSIG 25JPMCEMBIBD.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of Dec 31, 2019

10.86 1.16 1.66 10.86 16.55 28.10 - 76.98
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Multisector Bond

as of Dec 31, 2019

9.80 0.83 1.25 9.80 15.14 20.72 64.24 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Loan Participation Funds

as of Dec 31, 2019

7.30 1.44 1.40 7.30 10.80 19.46 51.93 -
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. The predecessor fund's returns between July 2, 2012 and July 1, 2016 are the returns of the predecessor fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Secured Credit Portfolio." The predecessor fund's returns prior to July 2, 2012 are the returns of the predecessor fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name "BlackRock Multi-Sector Bond Portfolio."

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

Performance chart data not available for display.
View full chart

Distributions

Interactive chart displaying fund performance. Javascript is required.

View full chart

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Jan 24, 2020 $34.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jan 24, 2020 $1,363.0 M
Share Class launch date Feb 26, 2010
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Multisector Bond
Lipper Classification Multi-Sector Income Fds
Benchmark Index 25BBGHY100HDG 25SPLSTALL 25BBUSCMBSIG 25JPMCEMBIBD
CUSIP 09260B804
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2019 1,702
Max Offer Price as of Jan 24, 2020 $10.40
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Dec 31, 2019 77%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of Dec 31, 2019 81.17
Beta (3y) as of Dec 31, 2019 1.03
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2019 4.90%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -2.80%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Dec 31, 2019 2.60

For the latest month-end Distribution Yield, click here.


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

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 Dec 31, 2019 out of 271, 5,840, 273, 65 and 273 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Multi-Sector Income Fds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2019
Name Weight (%)
VANECK VECTORS JP MORGAN EM LOCAL CURRENCY BD ETF 2.47
ISHARES FLOATING RATE NOTE FUND USD 1.92
ISHARES HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BOND 1.89
UNITED STATES TREASURY 1.80
POWERSHARES SENIOR LOAN PORTFOLIO 1.40
Name Weight (%)
TRANSDIGM INC 0.73
BAUSCH HEALTH COMPANIES INC 0.64
CLARIOS GLOBAL LP 0.54
ALTICE FRANCE SA (FRANCE) 0.46
REFINITIV US HOLDINGS INC 0.44

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

Type Fund
Type Fund
Type Fund
Type Fund
as of Dec 31, 2019

% Market Value

Type Fund
as of Dec 31, 2019

% Market Value

Type Fund
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.
BlackRock Fixed Income Funds Delivered
21 of 24 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 98% of our active mutual fund assets, outperformed within their Morningstar peer groups. Based on institutional share class.*
BlackRock Fixed Income Funds Delivered

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

     

Jose Aguilar
Portfolio manager on the Credit Enhanced Strategies Europe team

  

Jeff Cucunato
Head of Multi-Strategy Credit

     

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

  

Artur Piasecki
Senior member of the Asian Credit team

     

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

There are many ways to access BlackRock Funds, learn how you can add them to your portfolio