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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 investors 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.

The Fund’s returns prior to December 30, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio.”

Size of Class (Millions) as of Aug 30, 2021 $5,693.5 M

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Aug 30, 2021 $9,389.0 M

Share Class launch date May 15, 2000

Asset Class Equity

Morningstar Category Technology

Lipper Classification Global Science/Tech

Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World Information Technology- Net Return in USD

CUSIP 091929612

Distribution Frequency Annual

Number of Holdings as of Jul 30, 2021 124

Max Offer Price as of Aug 30, 2021 $70.80

Open to New Investors Yes

Turnover Percent in the Annual Report as of Sep 30, 2020 27%

P/B Ratio as of Jul 30, 2021 12.45

P/E Ratio - Forward as of Jul 30, 2021 40.35

Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Jul 30, 2021 $ 416,123.9 M

Alpha (3y)
Alpha is calculated at the portfolio level.

A measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the volatility (price risk) of a mutual fund and compares its risk-adjusted performance to a benchmark index. The excess return of the fund relative to the return of the benchmark index is a funds alpha.>
as of Jul 31, 2021
0.44

R-Squared (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 85.33

Beta (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 1.05

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2020 44.21%

Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -18.28%

Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 23.47

Active Share as of Jul 30, 2021 67.86%

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.

The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a funds investment strategy, please see the funds prospectus.

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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Aug 06, 2021 A

MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Aug 06, 2021 6.1

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Aug 06, 2021 58.14%

MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Aug 06, 2021 89.79%

Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Aug 06, 2021 Equity Sector Information Tech

MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Aug 06, 2021 40.45

Funds in Peer Group as of Aug 06, 2021 547

All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Aug 06, 2021, based on holdings as of Apr 30, 2021. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch.

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.

Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a funds investment strategy, please see the funds prospectus.

Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

MSCI - Thermal Coal 5% of total revenue from thermal coal mining. For further details regarding MSCIs methodology, see footnote 4 at the bottom of the page.> as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

MSCI - Oil Sands 5% of total revenue from oil sands extraction. For further details regarding MSCIs methodology, see footnote 4 at the bottom of the page.> as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%

MSCI - Tobacco as of Jul 30, 2021 0.00%


Business Involvement Coverage as of Jul 30, 2021 89.08%

Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jul 30, 2021 10.92%

BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a funds market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.

Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

ESG Integration

ESG integration is the practice of incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) information or insights alongside traditional measures into the investment decision process to improve long term financial outcomes of portfolios. Unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation or included within the Fund’s investment objective, inclusion of this statement does not imply that the Fund has an ESG-aligned investment objective, but rather describes how ESG information is considered as part of the overall investment process.

The Fund manager includes ESG considerations in combination with other information in the research phase of the investment process. This may include relevant third-party insights, as well as internal engagement commentary and input from BlackRock Investment Stewardship on governance issues. The Fund manager conducts regular portfolio reviews with the Risk and Quantitative Analysis group and with the Chief Investment Officers. These reviews include discussion of the portfolio’s exposure to material ESG risks, as well as exposure to sustainability-related business involvements, climate-related metrics, and other factors.

as of current prospectus

Gross Expense Ratio 0.99%
Net Expense Ratio 0.93%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.92%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.01%
  • Interest expense 0.00%

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for Technology Opportunities Fund, Class Inst, as of Jul 31, 2021 rated against 216 Technology Funds based on risk adjusted total return.

Lipper Leader

Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Jul 31, 2021 out of 49, 12,167, 49, 36 and 49 Funds, respectively in Lippers Global Science/Tech classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar

Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Gold medal, its highest level of conviction. (Effective Jul 14, 2021) https://www.morningstar.com/content/dam/marketing/shared/pdfs/Research/962834.pdf. The Morningstar Analyst Rating (i) should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a fund, (ii) involves unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the Manager Research Group’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what they expected, and (iii) should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the fund.>

as of Jul 30, 2021

Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 4.14
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 3.95
ALPHABET INC 2.62
KAKAO CORP 2.45
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY INC 2.36
Name Weight (%)
ASML HOLDING NV 2.29
TESLA INC 2.07
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION 2.01
AMAZON.COM INC 1.99
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.79

as of Jul 30, 2021

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Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Tony

Head of Technology Equity Team

Tony Kim, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager within BlackRock’s Active Equities Group. Mr. Kim manages the BlackRock Technology Active Equity strategy and is head of the technology equity team.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Tony spent over 6 years as the Senior Research Analyst at Artisan Partners (2006-2013) based in San Francisco covering the global technology sector on their International & Global Growth Team. Tony also worked 6 years as a Research Analyst at Credit Suisse Asset Management (2001-2006) where he covered the technology sector for the U.S. large cap funds and was a portfolio manager for the Global Internet & Software sector fund. Tony also worked 2 years at Neuberger Berman (1998-2000) as a research analyst covering the technology and telecom sectors. Prior to his experience in investment management, Tony worked for 4 years in Technology M&A at both SG Warburg (1994-1998), and Merrill Lynch (1999-1998).

Tony has an MBA from Columbia University (1994) and a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois (1989).

Reid

BlackRock Technology Equity Team

Reid Menge, Director, is a member of the Fundamental Active Equity division of BlackRocks Active Equity Group. He is co-portfolio manager for the Technology equity portfolios and responsible for coverage of the technology sector.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. Menge was an associate director of equity research at UBS covering global technology. From 2006 to 2009, he was an investment research analyst at Citigroup responsible for global software. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Menge was a member of the Prudential Equity Group where he was responsible for enterprise software coverage. Mr. Menge began his investment career in 2001 at Credit Suisse First Boston as an analyst for fixed income sales.

Mr. Menge earned a BA degree in history from Cornell University in 2001.

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