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BlackRock Absolute Return Bond Class D - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell: 106.90pBuy: 107.20pNo change 

Prices as at 17 September 2014

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Charges and Savings

Fund manager's initial charge: 0.00%
HL saving on initial charge: 0.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Fund manager's annual charge: 0.50%
HL saving on annual charge (loyalty bonus): 0.00%
Net annual charge: 0.50%
Fund manager's other expenses: 0.36%
Performance fee: Yes   View risks

Please read the Simplified Prospectus/Key Investor Information Document (KIID) in addition to the information above. Further details available in the HL guide to fund prices, savings and yields. Loyalty bonus is paid tax-free in an ISA or SIPP but may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account.

HRMC believes that from April 2013 rebates of annual charges (such as loyalty bonuses) paid on funds held outside ISAs or SIPPs should be paid net of basic rate tax. We believe this is incorrect and are challenging HMRC's interpretation. However, in line with best client accounting practice and to save clients facing an unexpected bill in the future, we are currently paying loyalty bonuses within the Vantage Fund & Share Account net of an amount equivalent to the basic rate tax. If we are successful in our challenge we will return this money to clients. If we are unsuccessful we will use the money to pay over any amounts due to HMRC. Loyalty bonuses in the Vantage Fund & Share Accounts held by overseas investors, companies and charities will be paid without any deductions, as will loyalty bonuses in the Vantage ISA and Vantage SIPP which are exempt from tax.

Other Information

Unit type: Unbundled
Manager: Ian Winship
Fund launch date: 30 September 2011
Sector: Targeted Absolute Return
Fund size: £100 million
Number of holdings: 1324
Fund type: Unit Trust
Accumulation/income: Accumulation
Dealing frequency: Daily
Valuation point: 12:00
Trustee: BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Ltd
Minimum investment: £100.00
Charges deducted from: Income
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £25.00


17/09/09 to 17/09/10 17/09/10 to 17/09/11 17/09/11 to 17/09/12 17/09/12 to 17/09/13 17/09/13 to 17/09/14
Annual return n/a n/a n/a 2.13% 1.23%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

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Our view on this fund

The Wealth 150 is the list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 150 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments we believe Wealth 150 funds are superior alternatives. View funds on the Wealth 150 »

Fund Objective

BlackRock Absolute Return Bond Fund seeks to achieve a positive absolute return for investors regardless of market movements and as such the Fund will not be managed against any fixed income benchmark. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by taking long positions and using derivatives to take synthetic long and synthetic short investment positions. The Fund primarily aims to gain investment exposure to fixed income, fixed income related securities and money-market instruments issued by, or giving exposure to, companies, governments, government agencies and supranationals worldwide. In order to gain this exposure the Fund invests primarily in derivatives, fixed income transferable securities, fixed income related securities, money-market instruments, deposits, cash and near cash. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities and units in collective investment schemes. In order to achieve the investment objective and policy the Fund will use a variety of investment strategies and instruments. In particular, the Fund will utilise strategies including the active management of interest rates and the flexible management of sector and currency exposure

Income Details

Distribution yield : 2.16%
Income paid: Bi-annually
Type of payment: Interest
Ex-dividend date: 1 September 2014 1 March 2015
Payment date: 31 October 20144 30 April 20154

All yields are variable and not guaranteed. Information correct as at 31 July 2014.

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Fund Manager

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Key facts

Ian Winship
Manager start date 30/09/2011
Manager located in London


Ian Winship, Managing Director, is Head of Sterling Bond Portfolios within BlackRock's Fundamental Fixed Income. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Winship was with Brevan Howard where he was head of the Investment Team for the Global Absolute Return Bond Product. From 1997 to 2008, he was head of Global Rates at Deutsche/Aberdeen Asset Managers. Prior to this, Mr. Winship was head of Global Rates at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers. From 1995 to 1996, he was with Dunedin Fund Managers as a Global Rates Manager. Mr. Winship is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He earned a BA degree, with honours, in economics and marketing from the University of Strathclyde in 1985.

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4 If you elect to receive the income from a Vantage ISA or Vantage Fund & Share Account, we will collect any dividends for you and then pay them directly into your bank account within the first 10 working days of the following month.

Prices as at 17 September 2014. Data as at 31 May 2014.

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As investment returns depend on two factors - performance and charges - we have identified from the Wealth 150, the funds we believe offer the very best combination of outstanding performance potential and the best prices. These are the Wealth150+ funds. In many cases these super-low charges are only available through the Vantage Service - a unique benefit to Hargreaves Lansdown clients.

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