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Source: Lipper. Data reflects different methodology from the BlackRock calculated returns in the Returns tab. The $10,000 Hypothetical Over Time chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the investor class of shares noted and does not assume the max sales charge. Had sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The chart uses total return NAV performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including 12b-1 fees, management fees and other expenses were deducted. Performance for other share classes will vary.

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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 October 26, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Global SmallCap Fund, Inc.” 

Size of Class (Millions) as of Aug 30, 2021 $329.5 M

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Aug 30, 2021 $493.3 M

Share Class launch date Aug 05, 1994

Asset Class Equity

Morningstar Category World Large-Stock Blend

Lipper Classification Global Multi-Cap Core

Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World Index (Net TR)

CUSIP 09252A103

Distribution Frequency Annual

Number of Holdings as of Jul 30, 2021 796

Max Offer Price as of Aug 30, 2021 $25.77

Open to New Investors Yes

Turnover Percent in the Annual Report as of Jun 30, 2020 182%

P/B Ratio as of Jul 30, 2021 3.24

P/E Ratio - Forward as of Jul 30, 2021 18.60

Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Jul 30, 2021 $ 355,929.8 M

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2020 21.12%

Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -22.61%

Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jul 31, 2021 18.60

Active Share as of Jul 30, 2021 59.27%

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 23.13%

MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Aug 06, 2021 99.01%

Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Aug 06, 2021 Equity Global

MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Aug 06, 2021 92.27

Funds in Peer Group as of Aug 06, 2021 4

All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Aug 06, 2021, based on holdings as of Mar 31, 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 0.85%

MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jul 30, 2021 0.91%

MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jul 30, 2021 0.60%

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 0.31%

MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jul 30, 2021 0.73%

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 1.46%


Business Involvement Coverage as of Jul 30, 2021 97.55%

Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jul 30, 2021 2.54%

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 0.83% and for Oil Sands 1.71%.

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 the research and decision phases of the investment process. This may include relevant, internal ESG research which along with multiple other research insights, informs active portfolio weighting versus a reference benchmark (or weighting implemented to achieve an absolute return outcome, if applicable). 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 1.46%
Net Expense Ratio 0.96%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 0.96%

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

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 102, 12,167, 103, 31 and 103 Funds, respectively in Lippers Global Multi-Cap Core classification.

as of Jul 30, 2021

Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 3.89
ALPHABET INC 2.99
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 2.37
AMAZON.COM INC 2.06
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 1.30
Name Weight (%)
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.24
INTEL CORPORATION 1.08
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD 1.04
INTUIT INC. 0.99
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 0.99

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.

Raffaele

BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

Raffaele Savi, Managing Director, is Co-CIO of Active Equity and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity (SAE). He is responsible for BlackRocks North American, European, and Developed Market Equity Strategies. He is a member of the Global Operating and Human Capital Committees.

Prior to moving to his current role in 2010, Mr. Savi was the investment lead for the U.S. equity team within SAE. Mr. Savis service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Mr. Savi was global head of portfolio management for active equities. Previously, he was head of investments for European active equities. Mr. Savi joined BGI from Capitalia, where he was CEO of Capitalia Investment Management and previously Chief Investment Officer of Capitalia Asset Management. His industry experience includes serving as board member and advisor to several pension funds and investment companies. He was Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Finance at the University of Rome from 2002 to 2006.

Mr. Savi earned a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Rome in 1997.

Kevin

BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

Kevin Franklin, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRocks Systematic Active Equity Group. He is responsible for BlackRocks Global Equity Strategies.


Mr. Franklin rejoined the firm in 2010, building on five prior years of service with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. He joined BlackRock after a year as head of Automated Trading at Marble Bar Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for MBAMs European systematic equity long-short product. At BGI, his previous roles include head of Portfolio Management for The 32 Capital Fund equity long-short strategy, as well as head of Market Neutral, Europe Active Equities. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Franklin was a portfolio manager and trader at Horizon Asset Limited.

Mr. Franklin earned a BS degree in applied physics and history from the California Institute of Technology in 2000.

Richard

BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

Richard Mathieson, CA, Managing Director, is a member of the Systematic Active Equity (SAE) division within BlackRocks Active Equities Group. He is a Portfolio Manager responsible for global equity strategies.

Prior to this, Mr. Mathieson led the Investment Strategy team in EMEA for SAE. Mr. Mathiesons service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to rejoining BGI in 2008, Mr. Mathieson was an equity analyst for a specialist investment company focused on European financial stocks. Previously, he was with BGI as a senior portfolio manager, where he was responsible for managing both long-only and market-neutral strategies.

Mr. Mathieson qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2000, and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Glasgow.

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