Equity

BST

Science and Technology Trust

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
69.12 32.70 30.06 - 25.87
Market Price (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

68.92 35.46 34.11 - 25.41
  YTD 1m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
69.12 8.87 69.12 133.65 272.11 - 313.46
Market Price (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

68.92 8.79 68.92 148.57 333.86 - 304.33
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
NAV Total Return (%) 9.30 45.73 0.24 37.82 69.12
Market Price (%) 11.08 57.15 9.18 34.77 68.92

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, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.


Returns are shown net of advisory fees paid by the fund and net of the fund’s operating fees and expenses. Investors who purchase shares of the fund through an investment adviser or other financial professional may separately pay a fee to that service provider. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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 may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be found in the Performance section.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of Jan 20, 2021 $1,353,632,750
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jan 20, 2021 $1,353.6 M
Share Class launch date Oct 28, 2014
Exchange New York Stock Exchange Inc.
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Technology
Lipper Classification Sector Equity Funds
CUSIP 09258G104
Management Fee 1.00%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.08%
Shares Outstanding as of Jan 20, 2021 25,013,043
Number of Holdings as of Dec 31, 2020 117
Managed Assets as of Jan 20, 2021 $1,353,632,750.34
Premium Discount as of Jan 20, 2021 -0.59%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Dec 31, 2020 $ 382,984.3 M
Distribution Rate as of Jan 20, 2021 4.17%
Leverage as of Dec 31, 2020 $ 0.00
Type of Options Single Stock
% Overwritten as of Nov 30, 2020 28.23

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 Jan 07, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 07, 2021 5.0
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of - -
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 07, 2021 83.81%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 07, 2021 Unclassified
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 07, 2021 27.75
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 07, 2021 121
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jan 07, 2021, based on holdings as of Sep 30, 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 Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Dec 31, 2020 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Dec 31, 2020 82.30%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Dec 31, 2020 17.70%
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 takes into account ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research and decision phases of the investment process. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews between with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and the Chief Investment Officers, which may include discussion of material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors. The Fund also includes an option overlay strategy; ESG factors are not considered in the investment process for the options overlay strategy.

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2020
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 3.95
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 3.31
C3 AI INC 2.71
AMAZON.COM INC 2.69
SQUARE INC 2.40
Name Weight (%)
TWILIO INC 2.24
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 2.05
MASTERCARD INC 2.01
ALPHABET INC 1.93
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.89

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Dec 31, 2020

% of Market Value

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% of Market Value

Type Fund
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Type Fund
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Type Fund
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

Tony Kim
Head of Technology Equity Team
Kyle McClements
Kyle McClements
Christopher Accettella
Christopher Accettella
Reid Menge
BlackRock Technology Equity Team
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature