Multi Asset

MDLOX

Global Allocation Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
20.79 9.36 8.99 6.51 9.65
14.45 7.41 7.82 5.94 9.46
Benchmark (%) 13.34 8.67 9.51 7.53 7.74
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 6.18 4.50 7.01 5.54 -
Morningstar Ranking 9/472 13/402 40/350 65/208 -
Morningstar Quartile 1 1 1 2 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 9.31 5.61 7.50 6.17 -
Lipper Ranking 47/506 54/457 88/376 65/167 -
Lipper Quartile 1 1 1 2 -
FTSE World Index 16.33 10.68 12.82 9.92 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
20.79 3.96 11.86 20.79 30.78 53.76 87.89 1,788.74
14.45 -1.50 5.99 14.45 23.91 45.68 78.03 1,689.57
Benchmark (%) 13.34 3.15 9.38 13.34 28.35 57.49 106.60 977.59
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 6.18 3.44 10.16 6.18 14.13 40.30 71.40 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 9.31 3.48 10.22 9.31 18.20 44.62 85.37 -
FTSE World Index 16.33 4.70 14.84 16.33 35.57 82.77 157.57 -
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 3.75 13.32 -7.63 17.21 20.79
Benchmark (%) 6.06 15.69 -4.68 18.79 13.34
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 6.04 14.79 -8.26 16.10 6.18
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) as of Mar 03, 2021 $13,270.9 M
Size of Fund (Millions) $25,893.7 M
Share Class launch date Oct 21, 1994
Asset Class MultiAsset
Morningstar Category World Allocation
Lipper Classification Flexible Portfolio Funds
Benchmark Index 36% S&P 500, 24% FTSE World (ex.US), 24% ICE BofA/ML Cur 5-yr US Treasury, 16% FTSE Non-USD WGBI
CUSIP 09251T103
Number of Issuers as of Jan 29, 2021 1,137
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual
Max Offer Price as of Mar 03, 2021 $22.97
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 193%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/E Ratio as of Jan 29, 2021 25.49
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Jan 29, 2021 $ 317,593.5 M
Fund Sharpe Ratio (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 0.56
Benchmark Sharpe Ratio (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 0.66
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 12.32
Benchmark Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 10.85
Effective Duration as of Jan 29, 2021 1.76 yrs
Effective Duration Fixed Income as of Jan 29, 2021 7.77 yrs
Effective Duration Fixed Income and Cash as of Jan 29, 2021 6.94 yrs
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2020 14.63%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -12.44%
Secondary Benchmark Sharpe Ratio (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 0.57
Secondary Benchmark Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2021 18.22
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 Feb 05, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 05, 2021 5.8
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 05, 2021 69.91%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 05, 2021 88.24%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 05, 2021 Mixed Asset USD Flex - US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 05, 2021 158.58
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 05, 2021 226
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Feb 05, 2021, based on holdings as of Jul 31, 2020. 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 Jan 29, 2021 0.03%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jan 29, 2021 1.26%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jan 29, 2021 0.25%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jan 29, 2021 0.07%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jan 29, 2021 0.02%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jan 29, 2021 0.06%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jan 29, 2021 0.02%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jan 29, 2021 69.69%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jan 29, 2021 30.31%
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 0.23% and for Oil Sands 0.36%.

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 1.15%
Net Expense Ratio 1.10%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 1.07%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.02%
  • Interest expense 0.01%

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
Overall Morningstar Rating for Global Allocation Fund, Class A, as of Feb 28, 2021 rated against 398 World Allocation 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 Jan 31, 2021 out of 458, 4,536, 462, 146 and 462 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Flexible Portfolio Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Jan 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 2.40
MICROSOFT CORP 2.10
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.56
AMAZON COM INC 1.51
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 1.05
Name Weight (%)
PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES 1.04
SIEMENS N AG 1.04
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 0.95
NEXTERA ENERGY INC 0.93
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.91
as of Jan 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 2.68 05/21/2030 1.30
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 3.29 05/23/2029 1.28
ISHARES IBOXX $ HIGH YIELD CORP BO 1.19
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 30YR #64 0.4 09/20/2049 0.78
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 1.35 04/01/2030 0.75
Name Weight (%)
SPDR BLOOMBERG BARCLAYS HIGH YIELD 0.73
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 3 03/21/2047 0.65
SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 0.6 10/31/2029 0.65
TREASURY BOND 2.375 11/15/2049 0.65
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 0.95 08/01/2030 0.61

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Net Assets

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jan 29, 2021

% of Net Assets

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.


% of Net Assets represents the Fund’s exposure based on the economic value of securities and is adjusted for futures, options, and swaps (except with respect to fixed income securities), and convertible bonds.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Rick Rieder
Russ Koesterich
David Clayton

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