BlackRock Inc. is one of the world's leading asset management
firms and offers a range of risk management, strategic advisor and
enterprise investment system services. With over $3.345 trillion
worth of assets under management, the company caters to
institutional, intermediary as well as individual investors. Its
offerings range from individual and institutional separate
accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment options.
BlackRock aims to provide a wide range of investment solutions,
helping investors strike a balance between risk and
Below we will share with you 5 top rated BlackRock funds. Each
has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect the fund to
outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past
performance of all BlackRock funds, then
BlackRock International Opportunities A
invests the majority of its assets in equity securities of foreign
companies regardless of their size. Not more than 30% of its assets
may be utilized to purchase emerging market stocks. The fund has a
ten year annualized return of 11.06%.
Thomas Callan is the fund manager and he has managed this
BlackRock fund since 1999.
BlackRock Global SmallCap A
seeks long term capital appreciation. The fund invests heavily in
small-cap equity securities. Companies issuing these securities
must have market capitalizations identical to those which are
included in the MSCI World Small Cap Index. At least 40% of its
assets are utilized to purchase foreign securities. The fund has a
three year annualized return of 14.88%.
As of June 2011, this fund held 164 issues, with 7.53% of its
total assets invested in BlackRock Liquidity TempFund Instl.
BlackRock Global Emerging Markets A
invests the majority of its assets in equity securities issued from
emerging capital markets. These markets include countries which
make up the Morgan Stanley Capital International (
) Emerging Markets Index. It invests in a minimum of three
countries at any given time. The fund has a five year annualized
return of 5.48%.
The BlackRock fund has a minimum initial investment of $1,000
and an expense ratio of 1.65% compared to a category average of
BlackRock Latin America A
seeks capital growth over the long term. The fund invests a large
share of its assets in Latin American securities. The fund focuses
on acquiring equity securities issued by companies from this region
regardless of their size. It may also invest n debt securities
issued by government agencies, companies and financial institutions
from the region. The fund has a ten year annualized return of
William Landers is the fund manager and he has managed this
BlackRock fund since 2002.
BlackRock California Municipal Bond
invests the majority of its assets in California municipal bonds
and securities rated investment grade. The weighted average
maturity period of its portfolio is usually higher than ten years.
The fund returned 6.95% over the last one year period.
The BlackRock fund has an expense ratio of 0.78% compared to a
category average of 0.94%.
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