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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



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, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 17-Apr-2015

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 17-Apr-2015

Name Sector ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Notional Value
BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY Cash and/or Derivatives US0669224778 - 1.11 $4,530,278 0.18 - 0.00 1.00 0.18 - 0.18 4,530,277.72
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP MTN Finance Companies US36962G3P70 B2NJ7Z1 0.72 $2,947,304 5.88 Jan 14, 2038 13.63 133.99 3.66 - 3.66 2,947,304.05
MEDTRONIC INC 144A Consumer Non-Cyclical US585055BM72 BT78FF9 0.65 $2,647,016 3.50 Mar 15, 2025 8.38 105.57 2.85 - 2.85 2,647,016.33
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY Banking US94974BFQ86 BFVQ1R5 0.63 $2,549,560 2.15 Jan 15, 2019 3.58 101.43 1.75 - 1.75 2,549,559.74
BANK OF AMERICA CORP Banking US06051GDZ90 B5009B8 0.62 $2,540,861 7.63 Jun 1, 2019 3.57 121.06 2.25 - 2.25 2,540,861.42
BP CAPITAL MARKETS PLC Energy US05565QBY35 B87XBN7 0.58 $2,376,665 1.85 May 5, 2017 2.00 101.39 1.16 - 1.16 2,376,664.96
WAL-MART STORES INC Consumer Cyclical US931142CK74 B242VX5 0.55 $2,219,954 6.50 Aug 15, 2037 13.23 142.10 3.71 - 3.71 2,219,953.75
MICROSOFT CORP Technology US594918BC73 BVWXT28 0.50 $2,026,691 3.50 Feb 12, 2035 13.95 100.70 3.45 - 3.45 2,026,691.47
MERRILL LYNCH & CO. INC. Banking US59018YJ698 B244Y65 0.49 $2,010,348 6.40 Aug 28, 2017 2.22 110.81 1.71 - 1.71 2,010,347.71
WAL-MART STORES INC Consumer Cyclical US931142DB66 B654D54 0.47 $1,908,217 5.63 Apr 15, 2041 14.98 131.57 3.72 - 3.72 1,908,216.91
Name ISIN SEDOL Asset Class Sector Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 17-Apr-2015

% of Market Value

Banking

35.55%

Consumer Non-Cyclical

15.15%

Energy

8.70%

Technology

7.89%

Consumer Cyclical

6.64%

Capital Goods

5.41%

Electric

3.94%

Insurance

3.87%

Communications

3.41%

Basic Industry

2.83%

Finance Companies

2.81%

Cash and/or Derivatives

1.11%

Transportation

0.96%

Brokerage/Asset Managers/Exchanges

0.78%

Reits

0.56%

Industrial Other

0.29%

Natural Gas

0.11%

as of 17-Apr-2015

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  • 17
  • 13
  • 09
  • 04
  • 0

1.11

0.06

10.50

15.77

20.32

10.26

16.95

0.51

2.92

21.61

  • Cash and/or Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Year

  • 1 - 2 Years

  • 2 - 3 Years

  • 3 - 5 Years

  • 5 - 7 Years

  • 7 - 10 Years

  • 10 - 15 Years

  • 15 - 20 Years

  • 20+ Years

The maturity breakdown above is based on Weighted Average Life (WAL). WAL is the average length of time to the repayment of principal for the securities in the fund. This metric considers the likelihood that bonds will be called or prepaid before the scheduled maturity date.

as of 17-Apr-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

1.11%

AAA Rated

2.56%

AA Rated

16.87%

A Rated

78.87%

BBB Rated

0.58%

BB Rated

-

B Rated

-

CCC Rated

-

CC Rated

-

C Rated

-

D Rated

-

Not Rated

-

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.
Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 20-Apr-2015

$405,824,205
Inception Date Feb 14, 2012
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Barclays U.S. Corporate Aaa - A Capped Index
Index Ticker BQF1TRUU

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   A-f

Shares Outstanding 7,700,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 17-Apr-2015

804
CUSIP 46429B291
Closing Price  

as of 20-Apr-2015

52.73
20 Day Avg. Volume   2,582
Premium/Discount  

as of 20-Apr-2015

0.05%
Options Available No

FEES as of 31-Oct-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.15%

For more information on S&P fund credit ratings, please click here.

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Mar-2015

-0.10
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 17-Apr-2015

2.34%
Distribution Yield  

as of 17-Apr-2015

2.50%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 17-Apr-2015

2.27%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 17-Apr-2015

3.61%
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 17-Apr-2015

9.65 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 17-Apr-2015

6.72 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 17-Apr-2015

2.35%
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 17-Apr-2015

93 bps

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please click on the "Returns" tab above.

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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETFs), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

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