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Name

As of 07/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

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$85.99

$34.2 M

4.53%

$3.89

0.15%

Vitals

YTD Return

1.4%

1 yr return

7.0%

3 Yr Avg Return

-2.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$34.2 M

Holdings in Top 10

14.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$85.8
$78.75
$87.02

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.15%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 07/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$85.99

$34.2 M

4.53%

$3.89

0.15%

LQDB - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio N/A
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 4.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    iShares BBB Rated Corporate Bond ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    BlackRock-advised Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 18, 2021
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Karen Uyehara

Fund Description

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade BBB 0+ Index (the Underlying Index), which is designed to reflect the performance of BBB (or its equivalent) fixed rate U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by U.S. and non-U.S. corporate issuers (as determined by Markit Indices Limited (the Index Provider or Markit)). Securities of varying maturities are eligible for inclusion in the Underlying Index. The Underlying Index offers exposure to liquid (according to Markit’s liquidity screens, which could vary from other measures of liquidity) investment-grade corporate bonds and is rebalanced on a monthly basis.
Bonds in the Underlying Index are selected from the universe of eligible bonds using defined rules. The bonds eligible for inclusion are fixed rate U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bonds that: (i) are issued by issuers domiciled in the countries classified as developed markets by the Index Provider; (ii) are rated BBB or its equivalent by Fitch Ratings, Inc., Moody’s Investor’s
Service, Inc. or Standard & Poor’s®Global Ratings, a subsidiary of S&P Global; (iii) are issued by issuers of debt securities with at least $1 billion aggregate outstanding face value; (iv) have at least $500 million of outstanding face value; (v) have a time to maturity of at least one year at issuance; and (vi) for new index insertions, have at least six months to maturity. Existing bonds in the Underlying Index are held to maturity so long as they meet all criteria other than the six months to maturity criterion. Bonds in the Underlying Index that no longer satisfy all the criteria (except the six months to maturity criterion) at month-end will be removed from the Underlying Index. A bond that drops out of the Underlying Index at the rebalancing day is excluded from reentering the index for a three-month period. The rule for the lockout period takes precedence over the other rules for the Underlying Index selection. A locked out bond will not be selected, even if it qualifies for the index. If a bond becomes eligible in the middle of the month, it will still need to satisfy the criteria at the end of the month, and can be included only upon rebalancing at month-end. Any bond that enters the Underlying Index must remain in the Underlying Index for a minimum of six months provided it is not downgraded to sub-investment grade, defaulted or fully redeemed in that period. Existing bonds in the Underlying Index that receive a rating upgrade can remain in the index if the six-month minimum has not been satisfied. The Underlying Index uses a modified market-value weighted methodology with a cap on each issuer of 3%.
As of February 29, 2024, a significant portion of the Underlying Index is
represented by securities of companies in the consumer services, energy, financials, healthcare and industrials industry or sector. The components of the Underlying Index are likely to change over time. As of February 29, 2024, the number of components in the Underlying Index is 3,040.
The Fund will invest in privately-issued securities, including those that are normally purchased pursuant to Rule 144A or Regulation S promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 1933 Act).
BFA uses an indexing approach to try to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not try to beat the index it tracks and does not seek temporary defensive positions when markets decline or appear overvalued.
Indexing may eliminate the chance that the Fund will substantially outperform the Underlying Index but also may reduce some of the risks of active management, such as poor security selection. Indexing seeks to achieve lower costs and better after-tax performance by aiming to keep portfolio turnover low in comparison to actively managed investment companies.
BFA uses a representative sampling indexing strategy to manage the Fund. Representative sampling is an indexing strategy that involves investing in a representative sample of securities that collectively has an investment profile similar to that of an applicable underlying index. The securities selected are expected to have, in the aggregate, investment characteristics (based on factors such as market value and industry weightings), fundamental characteristics (such as return
variability, duration (i.e., a security's price sensitivity to a change in interest rates), maturity or credit ratings and yield) and liquidity measures similar to those of an applicable underlying index. The Fund may or may not hold all of the securities in the Underlying Index.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in the component securities of the Underlying Index, and the Fund will invest at least 90% of its assets in fixed income securities of the types included in the Underlying Index that BFA believes will help the Fund track the Underlying Index. The Fund will invest no more than 10% of its assets in futures, options and swaps contracts that BFA believes will help the Fund track the Underlying Index as well as in fixed income securities other than the types included in the Underlying Index, but which BFA believes will help the Fund track the Underlying Index. Cash and cash equivalent investments associated with a derivative position will be treated as part of that position for the purposes of calculating the percentage of investments included in the Underlying Index. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Underlying Index before fees and expenses of the Fund.
The Fund may lend securities representing up to one-third of the value of the Fund's total assets (including the value of any collateral received).
The Underlying Index is sponsored by Markit, which isindependent of the Fund and BFA. The Index Provider determines the composition and relative weightings of the securities in the Underlying Index and publishes information regarding the market value of the Underlying Index.
Industry Concentration Policy. The Fund will concentrate its investments i.e., hold 25% or more of its total assets) in a particular industry or group of industries to approximately the same extent that the Underlying Index is concentrated. For purposes of this limitation, securities of the U.S. government (including its agencies and instrumentalities), repurchase agreements collateralized by U.S. government securities, and securities of state or municipal governments and their political subdivisions are not considered to be issued by members of any industry.
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LQDB - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LQDB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.4% -37.4% 3.2% 80.06%
1 Yr 7.0% -22.5% 163.5% 48.43%
3 Yr -2.2%* -13.4% 33.3% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -10.0% 21.5% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -4.1% 9.4% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LQDB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 5.3% -27.3% 144.0% N/A
2022 -18.8% -15.7% 31.5% N/A
2021 N/A -13.0% 34.5% N/A
2020 N/A -52.0% 4.7% N/A
2019 N/A -3.1% 13.4% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LQDB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.4% -37.4% 2.2% 88.22%
1 Yr 7.0% -22.5% 163.5% 48.75%
3 Yr -2.2%* -13.4% 33.3% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -10.0% 21.5% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -4.1% 9.7% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LQDB Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 9.6% -27.3% 144.0% N/A
2022 -15.5% -15.7% 31.5% N/A
2021 N/A -13.0% 34.5% N/A
2020 N/A -14.8% 4.7% N/A
2019 N/A -3.1% 13.4% N/A

LQDB - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

LQDB Category Low Category High LQDB % Rank
Net Assets 34.2 M 6.52 M 44.4 B 76.79%
Number of Holdings 902 2 9191 23.88%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.76 M -29.6 M 3.34 B 61.79%
Weighting of Top 10 14.04% 1.8% 100.0% 90.12%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. BlackRock Cash Funds: Institutional, SL Agency Shares 8.07%
  2. BlackRock Cash Funds: Treasury, SL Agency Shares 1.86%
  3. Ford Motor Credit Co LLC 0.66%
  4. Santander UK Group Holdings PLC 0.59%
  5. Nomura Holdings Inc 0.56%
  6. AerCap Ireland Capital DAC / AerCap Global Aviation Trust 0.55%
  7. Deutsche Bank AG/New York NY 0.47%
  8. Deutsche Bank AG/New York NY 0.44%
  9. AerCap Ireland Capital DAC / AerCap Global Aviation Trust 0.43%
  10. Crown Castle Inc 0.42%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High LQDB % Rank
Bonds
96.91% 15.65% 141.47% 65.37%
Cash
9.92% -49.09% 54.19% 28.36%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.27% 62.39%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.18% 69.85%
Other
0.00% -38.92% 3.98% 58.81%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 78.47% 43.88%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LQDB % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
9.92% 0.00% 54.19% 29.85%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 27.02% 65.67%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 23.18% 84.18%
Corporate
0.00% 41.80% 100.00% 43.58%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 3.62% 78.21%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 25.63% 86.57%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LQDB % Rank
US
96.91% 0.00% 122.90% 53.13%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 47.05% 46.57%

LQDB - Expenses

Operational Fees

LQDB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.15% 0.03% 3.62% 93.21%
Management Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.35% 13.78%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.02% 0.45% N/A

Sales Fees

LQDB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

LQDB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

LQDB Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 0.00% 259.00% N/A

LQDB - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

LQDB Category Low Category High LQDB % Rank
Dividend Yield 4.53% 0.00% 25.68% 16.72%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

LQDB Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

LQDB Category Low Category High LQDB % Rank
Net Income Ratio N/A 0.38% 7.58% 58.53%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

LQDB Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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LQDB - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Karen Uyehara


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2021

1.04

1.0%

Ms. Uyehara is a Director of BlackRock, which she joined in 2010. Ms. Uyehara is a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock’s Model-Based Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Uyehara was a portfolio manager at Western Asset Management Company from2002 to 2010.

James Mauro


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 18, 2021

1.04

1.0%

Head of San Francisco Fixed Income Core PM at BlackRock, Inc. since 2020; Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2015; Director of BlackRock, Inc. from 2010 to 2014; Vice President of State Street Global Advisors from 2001 to 2010. James Mauro has been employed by BlackRock Fund Advisors and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. (“BTC”) as a portfolio manager since 2011. Prior to joining BTC, Mr. Mauro was a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors. His primary responsibilities include management of all government, inflation linked and derivative strategies. Other responsibilities include hedging and managing risk across all asset classes through futures and option overlays. James joined State Street Corporation in 1993. Previously, he worked as a portfolio manager on the passive team where he co-managed several Bond Index portfolios.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.33 24.76 6.22 2.41