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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 23-May-2016

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 23-May-2016

ISIN Name Sector Country CUSIP Asset Class SEDOL Market Value Weight (%) Price Maturity Coupon (%) Currency Market Currency FX Rate Duration Notional Value YTM (%) Mod. Duration Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Par Value
XS0114288789 RUSSIAN (FEDERATION OF) RegS Sovereign Russian Federation S42308148 FI 4230814 $110,240,521 1.74 121.85 Mar 31, 2030 7.50 USD USD 1.00 4.13 110,240,521.40 2.48 4.15 - 2.48 89,659,850.00
US040114GL81 ARGENTINA REPUBLIC OF Sovereign Argentina 040114GL8 FI B2NTDS6 $82,376,099 1.30 106.75 Dec 31, 2033 8.28 USD USD 1.00 8.12 82,376,098.55 7.48 8.01 - 7.48 74,860,821.00
US715638AP79 PERU (REPUBLIC OF) Sovereign Peru 715638AP7 FI 2172833 $58,558,673 0.93 148.25 Nov 21, 2033 8.75 USD USD 1.00 10.47 58,558,672.57 4.68 10.48 - 4.68 39,487,000.00
US040114GK09 ARGENTINA (REPUBLIC OF) Sovereign Argentina 040114GK0 FI B0S5CR7 $56,340,529 0.89 61.63 Dec 31, 2038 2.50 USD USD 1.00 11.91 56,340,528.75 7.65 11.77 - 7.65 90,882,000.00
US040114GS35 ARGENTINA REPUBLIC OF GOVERNMENT 144A Sovereign Argentina 040114GS3 FI BD2X1L5 $55,898,287 0.88 102.85 Apr 22, 2026 7.50 USD USD 1.00 7.07 55,898,287.08 7.09 6.92 - 7.09 54,010,000.00
US760942BA98 URUGUAY (ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF) Sovereign Uruguay 760942BA9 FI BNB7S17 $53,622,436 0.85 92.70 Jun 18, 2050 5.10 USD USD 1.00 14.45 53,622,435.67 5.59 14.91 - 5.59 56,506,240.00
US715638BM30 PERU (REPUBLIC OF) Sovereign Peru 715638BM3 FI B63ZT39 $53,606,618 0.85 112.60 Nov 18, 2050 5.63 USD USD 1.00 15.59 53,606,617.97 4.87 16.17 - 4.87 47,575,000.00
US445545AE60 HUNGARY (REPUBLIC OF) Sovereign Hungary 445545AE6 FI B5WKXS1 $52,929,148 0.84 113.50 Mar 29, 2021 6.38 USD USD 1.00 4.22 52,929,148.25 3.34 4.19 - 3.34 46,244,000.00
USY68856AH99 PETRONAS CAPITAL LTD. RegS Agency Malaysia - FI B42PKN3 $52,078,314 0.82 109.65 Aug 12, 2019 5.25 USD USD 1.00 2.96 52,078,313.58 2.13 2.95 - 2.13 46,867,000.00
US77586TAA43 ROMANIA (REPUBLIC OF) MTN RegS Sovereign Romania 77586TAA4 FI B3PVNV0 $51,948,588 0.82 118.00 Feb 7, 2022 6.75 USD USD 1.00 4.79 51,948,588.12 3.27 4.75 - 3.27 43,295,000.00
Name Asset Class Asset Class Weight (%) Price Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL ISIN Coupon (%) Maturity Country Currency Market Currency YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Duration Mod. Duration FX Rate Par Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 23-May-2016
  Mexico 6.77%
  Russian Federation 5.39%
  Indonesia 5.35%
  Turkey 5.09%
  Philippines 5.04%
  Brazil 4.24%
  China 4.01%
  Colombia 3.82%
  Hungary 3.78%
  Poland 3.71%
  Argentina 3.57%
  South Africa 3.52%
  Kazakhstan 3.42%
  Peru 3.23%
  Ukraine 3.17%
  Lebanon 2.92%
  Malaysia 2.88%
  Dominican Republic 2.45%
  Croatia (Hrvatska) 2.34%
  Panama 2.17%
  Uruguay 2.17%
  Venezuela 2.08%
  Chile 1.93%
  Romania 1.88%
  Lithuania 1.63%
  Sri Lanka 1.48%
  Serbia 1.34%
  Other 10.62%
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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 23-May-2016

% of Market Value

Sovereign

80.14%

Agency

19.46%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.40%

as of 23-May-2016

  • 28
  • 22
  • 17
  • 11
  • 06
  • 0

0.40

4.23

20.60

15.21

27.91

8.58

6.59

16.50

  • Cash and Derivatives

  • 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 23-May-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.40%

AA Rated

2.18%

A Rated

12.24%

BBB Rated

41.98%

BB Rated

19.25%

B Rated

18.71%

CCC Rated

5.25%

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 24-May-2016

$6,327,116,098
Inception Date Dec 17, 2007
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Index
Index Ticker JPEICORE

Expense Ratio

as stated in the prospectus

0.60%
Net Expense Ratio  

as stated in the prospectus

0.40%
Net Expense Ratio  

on 31-Mar-2016

0.40%

Shares Outstanding

as of 24-May-2016

57,300,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 23-May-2016

310
Premium/Discount  

as of 24-May-2016

-
CUSIP 464288281
Closing Price  

as of 23-May-2016

110.49
Mid-Point Price  

as of 23-May-2016

110.51
Options Available Yes
20 Day Avg. Volume  

as of 23-May-2016

248,586
Daily Volume  

as of 23-May-2016

162,228

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.31
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

7.19%

Distribution Yield  

as of 23-May-2016

4.51%
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 23-May-2016

5.51%
12m Trailing Yield  

as of 23-May-2016

4.80%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 23-May-2016

5.09%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 23-May-2016

4.90%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 23-May-2016

6.02%
Effective Duration  

as of 23-May-2016

7.07 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity  

as of 23-May-2016

11.14 yrs
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 23-May-2016

369 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   0.60%
Management Fee 0.60%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses   0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%
- Fee Waivers   0.20%

= Net Expense Ratio 0.40%

FEES on 31-Mar-2016

Expense Ratio   0.60%
Management Fee   0.60%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses   0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%
- Fee Waivers   0.20%

= Net Expense Ratio 0.40%

Price Yield Calculator

The calculator provides clients with an indication of an ETF's yield and duration for a given market price. The ACF Yield is the discount rate that equates the ETF's aggregate cash flows (i.e., the sum of the cash flows of the ETF's holdings) to a given ETF price. The cash flows are based on the yield to worst methodology in which a bond's cash flows are assumed to occur at the call date (if applicable) or maturity, whichever results in the lowest yield. For a given ETF price, this calculator will estimate the corresponding ACF Yield and spread to the relevant government reference security yield. Note that the ACF Yield will differ from the ETF's "Weighted Avg YTM For more information on Aggregate Cash Flow Yield, see info here.  

As of 05/23/16  
Price $110.49
  5.96%
Modified Duration   6.96 years

Spread of ACF Yield (5.96%) over 10 yr Treasury Yield (1.84%) as of 05/23/16 is + 412 bps  



Results generated are for illustrative purposes only and are not representative of any specific investments outcome. For standardized performance, please click 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.

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.

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