Fixed Income

CRDWX

BlackRock Credit Strategies Fund

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Class A returns

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.

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.
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
9.32 1.06 3.65 - 3.71
5.49 -0.13 2.91 - 2.98
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.45 0.38 1.45 9.32 3.20 19.63 - 20.34
-2.10 -3.13 -2.10 5.49 -0.40 15.44 - 16.12
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) - - 1.90 -8.76 11.40

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

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.

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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 24, 2024 $536.3 M
Share Class launch date Jul 09, 2021
Asset Class Fixed Income
Net Expense Ratio 2.85%
Distribution Frequency Monthly
CUSIP 09259W405
Open to New Investors Yes
Number of Holdings as of Mar 28, 2024 1,220
The Fund is an “interval fund” that has a policy of extending quarterly repurchase offers to outstanding shareholders. Written notification of each quarterly repurchase offer will be sent directly to shareholders. For additional details, please see “Periodic Repurchase Offers” in the Fund’s prospectus.

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Yield to Maturity as of Mar 28, 2024 11.40%
Average Coupon as of Mar 28, 2024 0.13%
Yield to Worst as of Mar 28, 2024 11.19%
Effective Duration as of Mar 28, 2024 0.89 yrs
WAL to Worst as of Mar 28, 2024 3.32 yrs
WAL to Maturity as of Mar 28, 2024 6.02 yrs
Leverage as of Mar 28, 2024 $ 18,000,000.00
% Leveraged as of Mar 28, 2024 3.20%
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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities with ESG coverage 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. 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. 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 - -
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of - -
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of - -
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of - -
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of - -
MSCI - Oil Sands as of - -
MSCI - Tobacco as of - -

Business Involvement Coverage as of - -
Percentage of Fund not covered as of - -
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 -% and for Oil Sands -%.

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 financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) data or information into the investment decision process with the objective of enhancing risk-adjusted returns of our clients’ 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 or strategy, but rather describes how ESG data or information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in the investment research, portfolio construction, and investment monitoring phases of the investment process. The Fund manager maintains internal ESG scorecards for certain issuers under consideration for investment and certain existing issuers of publicly traded securities. These scorecards analyze and track internal and external research views across a range of environmental, social, and governance factors sourced from primary and third-party ESG information and research. Portfolio management teams may consider the sector and issuer ESG views and scores during portfolio construction. The Fund manager also considers ESG criteria during post-investment monitoring and conducts regular portfolio risk reviews between the investment team and BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis group. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio's exposure to material ESG risks, where appropriate.

Fees data reflected above is current as of the latest annual shareholder report.

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 28, 2024
Name Weight (%)
ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC 1.22
DELIVERY HERO FINCO LLC 1.19
LSF9 ATLANTIS HOLDINGS LLC 1.14
DIVERSIFIED HEALTHCARE TRUST 1.12
SELLERX GERMANY GMBH & CO KG 1.10
Name Weight (%)
VERITAS US INC 1.06
GLOBAL AIRCRAFT LEASING CO LTD 1.05
AVEANNA HEALTHCARE LLC 1.05
BARCLAYS PLC 1.05
ORAVEL STAYS SINGAPORE PTE LTD 1.05
Holdings are subject to change. Fund holdings and allocations shown are unaudited, and may not be representative of current or future investments. The Fund is actively managed and its details, holdings and characteristics will vary. Holdings shown should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell securities. The user relies on this data at its own risk and neither BlackRock nor any other party makes any representations or express or implied warranties (which are expressly disclaimed) nor shall they incur any liability for any errors or omissions in the data.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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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

James Keenan
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Private Debt for BlackRock; Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of the BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation

James E. Keenan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Credit for BlackRock Alternatives and Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of the BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation.

Jeff Cucunato
Managing Director

Jeff Cucunato is the lead portfolio manager for the Multi-Strategy Credit platform within BlackRock's Global Credit group.

David Delbos
Managing Director

David Delbos, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of U.S. High Yield within BlackRock's Global Credit team.

Patrick Wolfe
Managing Director

Patrick Wolfe, Managing Director, is a member of Blackrock’s Global Credit Platform.

Eric Yuan
Eric Yuan
Portfolio Manager

Literature

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