Global Dividend Fund
Finding High-Quality Companies Worldwide
Investors are facing challenges finding core investments that generate meaningful yield; theteam offers a compelling opportunity — a high-yielding, high-quality, global equity portfolio.
The BlackRock Global Dividend Fund seeks high-quality, dividend paying companies that they believe can generate strong, consistent returns with powerful downside protection over the long-term.
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Source: Morningstar Direct, BlackRock as of 12/31/13. For illustrative purposes only. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Growth of $10,000 initial investment based on a single computation, calculated monthly for the period. *The data is since October 2010, when the Fund's investment strategy changed. †Performance was calculated using Investor A shares without sales charge. Global market downturns based on MSCI ACWI peak to trough. Risk is represented by annualized standard deviation.
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Core, Global Equity Holding
The BlackRock Global Dividend Fund delivers a world of opportunities—a global portfolio of well-established, multinational companies carefully selected for sustainable growth, income and diversification. Benefits include:
- Full flexibility to invest across the world for the best opportunities, regardless of region or sector
- Enhanced diversification and growth potential, because revenues and profits are tied to many economic factors worldwide
High-Quality Companies with Dividend Growth
The Fund invests in high-quality companies with proven records of paying and growing dividends. These types of stocks have historically weathered adverse market conditions better than their low-quality counterparts and have outperformed over time. After all, losing less money on the downside makes it easier to grow wealth over the long-term.
Seeking Growth with Downside Protection
Compared to indexes representing global and international stocks, the BlackRock Global Dividend Fund has proven itself to be a lower-volatility method of accessing the world's equity growth potential. During recent periods of severe market downturns, the Fund's high-quality strategy has better preserved assets. As you can see in the chart, this has allowed it to outpace the growth of both the MSCI ACWI and MSCI EAFE indexes with significantly less risk.
Investor A : BABDX
Investor C: BCBDX
Overall Morningstar Rating™
Institutional shares are rated against 797 World Stock Funds, as of 12/31/13 based on risk-adjusted total return. Ratings are determined monthly and subject to change. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Minimum initial investment for Institutional shares is $2 million. Institutional shares also are available to clients of registered investment advisors with $250,000 invested in the fund, and offered to participants in various wrap fee programs and other sponsored arrangements at various minimums.1
IMPORTANT RISKS OF THE FUND
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund is actively managed and its characteristics will vary. Any holdings shown are for information only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities mentioned. Stock values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions. International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. The fund may actively engage in short-selling, which entails special risks. If the fund makes short sales in securities that increase in value, the fund will lose value. Any loss on short positions may or may not be offset by investing short-sale proceeds in other investments. Investing in derivatives entails specific risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. There is no guarantee that dividend-paying stocks will continue to pay dividends.
1 For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The fund was rated against the following numbers of US-domiciled World Stock funds over the following time periods: 797 in the last 3 years and 638 in the last 5 years. With respect to these World Stock funds, the fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 and 3 stars for the 3- and 5-year periods, respectively.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal values may fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown. All returns assume reinvestment of all dividend and capital gain distributions. Refer to the fund's profile for current month-end performance. Index performance is shown for illustrative purposes only. You cannot invest directly in an index.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The Fund's prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
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