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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 10-Feb-2016

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 10-Feb-2016

Name ISIN Weight (%) Sector CUSIP Country SEDOL Asset Class Market Value Price Maturity Coupon (%) Currency Market Currency FX Rate Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Mod. Duration Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
RUSSIAN (FEDERATION OF) RegS XS0114288789 3.87 Sovereign S42308148 Russian Federation 4230814 FI $1,880,279 120.38 Mar 31, 2030 7.50 USD USD 1.00 4.07 1,880,279.21 2.80 4.10 - 2.80 1,527,598.00
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GO US105756BV13 1.02 Sovereign 105756BV1 Brazil BFYRN46 FI $497,038 82.45 Jan 7, 2025 4.25 USD USD 1.00 7.22 497,037.50 6.92 7.06 - 6.92 600,000.00
ARGENTINA REPUBLIC OF US040114GL81 0.97 Sovereign 040114GL8 Argentina B2NTDS6 FI $470,629 115.75 Dec 31, 2033 8.28 USD USD 1.00 8.26 470,629.11 6.56 8.18 - 6.56 406,591.00
HUNGARY (REPUBLIC OF) US445545AE60 0.95 Sovereign 445545AE6 Hungary B5WKXS1 FI $461,593 113.08 Mar 29, 2021 6.38 USD USD 1.00 4.38 461,592.77 3.56 4.34 - 3.56 400,000.00
BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY US0669224778 0.93 Cash and/or Derivatives 066922477 United States - MM $452,117 1.00 - 0.43 USD USD 1.00 0.00 452,116.72 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 452,117.00
TURKEY (REPUBLIC OF) US900123CF53 0.89 Sovereign 900123CF5 Turkey BJ7WCZ0 FI $433,861 106.26 Mar 22, 2024 5.75 USD USD 1.00 6.44 433,861.47 4.81 6.37 - 4.81 400,000.00
BRAZIL (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF) US105756BS83 0.88 Sovereign 105756BS8 Brazil B3KQKW0 FI $428,597 95.00 Jan 22, 2021 4.88 USD USD 1.00 4.40 428,596.88 6.06 4.30 - 6.06 450,000.00
MYRIAD INTERNATIONAL HLDG BV RegS USN5946FAB33 0.87 Industrial - South Africa BCBV4P8 FI $425,047 105.90 Jul 18, 2020 6.00 USD USD 1.00 3.94 425,046.67 4.52 3.88 - 4.52 400,000.00
BRAZIL (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF) US105756BW95 0.83 Sovereign 105756BW9 Brazil BPFK010 FI $404,583 67.25 Jan 27, 2045 5.00 USD USD 1.00 12.04 404,583.33 7.89 12.25 - 7.89 600,000.00
BANCO BRADESCO SA (CAYMAN ISLANDS RegS USG0732RAF58 0.81 Financial Institutions - Brazil B57H150 FI $393,073 97.88 Jan 16, 2021 5.90 USD USD 1.00 4.30 393,073.33 6.41 4.19 - 6.41 400,000.00
Name Weight (%) ISIN SEDOL Asset Class Sector Country Market Value Price Coupon (%) Asset Class Maturity Duration Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value Mod. Duration YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 10-Feb-2016
  Brazil 18.85%
  Russian Federation 14.43%
  Indonesia 11.03%
  Turkey 10.96%
  Venezuela 4.51%
  Hungary 4.03%
  China 3.42%
  Argentina 3.08%
  Lebanon 2.72%
  Ukraine 2.39%
  Mexico 2.21%
  Croatia (Hrvatska) 1.98%
  South Africa 1.88%
  Sri Lanka 1.79%
  Jamaica 1.73%
  Kazakhstan 1.72%
  Dominican Republic 1.58%
  Colombia 1.5%
  Serbia 1.34%
  India 1.1%
  Other 7.76%
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Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 10-Feb-2016

% of Market Value

Sovereign

55.66%

Agency

20.85%

Industrial

15.61%

Financial Institutions

6.92%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.97%

as of 10-Feb-2016

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  • 19
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  • 0

0.97

0.21

6.32

9.96

23.55

17.79

18.71

5.74

2.21

14.53

  • Cash and Derivatives

  • 0 - 1 Years

  • 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 10-Feb-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.97%

BBB Rated

25.07%

BB Rated

45.61%

B Rated

17.40%

CCC Rated

8.55%

C Rated

0.13%

D Rated

2.28%

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 10-Feb-2016

$48,663,309
Inception Date Apr 3, 2012
Exchange BATS Exchange
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Morningstar Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Index
Index Ticker MSBIEHTR

Expense Ratio

as stated in the prospectus

0.50%

Shares Outstanding

as of 10-Feb-2016

1,100,000
CUSIP 464286285
Number of Holdings  

as of 10-Feb-2016

253
Closing Price  

as of 10-Feb-2016

44.14
Mid-Point Price  

as of 10-Feb-2016

44.22
Premium/Discount  

as of 10-Feb-2016

-0.06%
Options Available No
20 Day Avg. Volume  

as of 10-Feb-2016

15,248
Daily Volume  

as of 10-Feb-2016

13,494

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Dec-2015

0.45
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 31-Dec-2015

8.33%

Distribution Yield  

as of 10-Feb-2016

6.57%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 10-Feb-2016

8.33%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 10-Feb-2016

7.16%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 10-Feb-2016

6.54%
Effective Duration  

as of 10-Feb-2016

5.51 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 10-Feb-2016

9.08 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 10-Feb-2016

8.78%
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 10-Feb-2016

701 bps

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

FEES as of current prospectus

Expense Ratio   0.50%
Management Fee 0.50%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses   0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%

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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.

Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/developing markets or in concentrations of single countries.

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