Fixed Income

MKWIX

Strategic Global Bond Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
10.34 4.25 4.34 3.62
Benchmark (%) 4.67 2.80 2.66 2.23
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 10.07 2.00 2.69 1.74
Morningstar Ranking 95/204 10/181 12/168 -
Morningstar Quartile 2 1 1 1
Lipper Ranking 71/208 40/187 27/166 -
Lipper Quartile 2 1 1 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
-1.50 -0.51 -1.50 10.34 13.30 23.64 42.69
Benchmark (%) -4.46 -1.92 -4.46 4.67 8.64 14.01 24.70
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) -3.65 -1.43 -3.65 10.07 6.12 14.20 18.80
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 4.93 7.36 -0.60 8.26 9.10
Benchmark (%) 2.09 7.39 -1.20 6.84 9.20
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 3.63 6.87 -1.48 6.73 8.35
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. Effective as of May 31, 2018, the performance information for periods prior to the inception date of the share class shows the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Shares. The performance of this share class would be substantially similar to Institutional Shares because this share class and Institutional Shares invest in the same portfolio of securities and performance would only differ to the extent that this share class and Institutional Shares have different expenses. For performance periods prior to May 31, 2018, the performance information for periods prior to the inception date of the share class shows the performance of the Fund’s Institutional Shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses applicable to such share class. See the fund prospectus for more details.

Performance for the period between December 15, 2017 and February 8, 2021 is based on the investment strategies utilized by the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Advantage U.S. Total Market Fund, Inc.” The Fund’s returns prior to December 15, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed a different investment objective and different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Value Opportunities Fund, Inc.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Jun 16, 2021 $87.1 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jun 16, 2021 $914.7 M
Share Class launch date Nov 13, 2015
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category World Bond
Lipper Classification Global Income Funds
Benchmark Index Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index
CUSIP 09252X608
Distribution Frequency None
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 2,699
Max Offer Price as of Jun 16, 2021 $6.32
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report 330%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Alpha (3y) as of May 31, 2021 0.14
R-Squared (3y) as of May 31, 2021 78.42
Beta (3y) as of May 31, 2021 0.91
30 Day SEC Yield as of Apr 30, 2021 1.46%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield as of Apr 30, 2021 1.34%
Yield to Maturity as of May 28, 2021 2.51%
Yield to Worst as of May 28, 2021 2.35%
Average Coupon as of May 28, 2021 4.99%
Effective Duration as of May 28, 2021 3.34 yrs
Nominal WAL as of May 28, 2021 7.54 yrs
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2020 5.75%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -2.60%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of May 31, 2021 4.53

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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

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 Jun 07, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jun 07, 2021 5.1
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jun 07, 2021 24.80%
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jun 07, 2021 74.46%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jun 07, 2021 Bond Global USD
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jun 07, 2021 316.33
Funds in Peer Group as of Jun 07, 2021 379
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jun 07, 2021, based on holdings as of Dec 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 May 28, 2021 0.01%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 2.29%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.08%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.03%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 0.57%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 26.04%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 2021 73.96%
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 0.46% and for Oil Sands 0.66%.

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 0.72%
Net Expense Ratio 0.48%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.44%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.03%
  • Interest expense 0.01%

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for Strategic Global Bond Fund, Class K, as of May 31, 2021 rated against 185 World Bond 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 May 31, 2021 out of 188, 6,157, 188, 430 and 188 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Global Income Funds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Gold
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal, its highest level of conviction. (Effective Jun 15, 2021)

Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
UMBS 30YR TBA(REG A) 4.00
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 2.68 05/21/2030 2.35
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 3.29 05/23/2029 2.09
GNMA2 30YR TBA(REG C) 2.08
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 3.27 11/19/2030 1.64
Name Weight (%)
JAPAN (GOVERNMENT OF) 30YR #64 0.4 09/20/2049 1.41
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 2.41 06/19/2025 1.38
MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) (GO 7.75 05/29/2031 1.01
TREASURY (CPI) NOTE 0.5 04/15/2024 1.01
CHINA PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNM 2.85 06/04/2027 0.97

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of May 28, 2021

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Allocations subject to change.
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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

Rick Rieder
Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income and Head of the Global Allocation Team

Rick Rieder, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Head of the Fundamental Fixed Income business, and Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team. Mr. Rieder is a member of BlackRock’s Executive Sub-Committee on Investments, a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, and Chairman of the firm-wide BlackRock Investment Council.

 

Before joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Rieder was President and Chief Executive Officer of R3 Capital Partners. He served as Vice Chairman and member of the Borrowing Committee for the U.S. Treasury and is currently a member of the Federal Reserve Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets.

 

Mr. Rieder currently serves on the Alphabet/Google Investment Advisory Committee and the UBS Research Advisory Board. He was awarded the Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 2015 by Institutional Investor, was nominated for Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor for 2014 and was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Fixed Income Hall of Fame in 2013. Four of the funds Mr. Rieder manages (Strategic Income Opportunities, Fixed Income Global Opportunities, Total Return, and Strategic Global Bond) have been awarded Gold Medals by Morningstar.

 

From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Rieder was with Lehman Brothers, most recently as head of the firm's Global Principal Strategies team, a global proprietary investment platform. He was also global head of the firm's credit businesses, Chairman of the Corporate Bond and Loan Capital Commitment Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the corporate pension fund. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Rieder was a credit analyst at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta.

 

Mr. Rieder earned a BBA degree in Finance from Emory University in 1983 and an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He is a member of the board of Emory University, Emory's Business School, and the University's Finance Committee, and is the Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Rieder is founder and chairman of the business school's BBA investment fund and community financial literacy program.

 

Mr. Rieder serves as Chairman and President of the Board of Education for North Star Academy's fourteen Charter Schools in Newark, New Jersey, and is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Graduation Generation Public School Collaboration in Atlanta. He is on the Board of the BlackRock Foundation, the Board of Advisors for the Hospital for Special Surgery, and the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Newark and Essex County. Mr. Rieder formerly served on the Board and National Leadership Council of the Communities in Schools Educational Foundation, and Trustee for the US Olympic Foundation. Mr. Rieder was honored at the Choose Success Awards ceremony in Atlanta in 2015 for his dedication to public education in Atlanta through CIS and Graduation Generation.

Amer Bisat
Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

   

Russell Brownback
Managing Director

    

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

  

Trevor Slaven
Trevor Slaven
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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