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BlackRock Corporate Bond Class D - Income (GBP)

Sell:119.60p Buy:120.30p Change: 0.30p (0.25%)
Prices as at 17 September 2019
Sell:119.60p
Buy:120.30p
Change: 0.30p (0.25%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 17 September 2019
Sell:119.60p
Buy:120.30p
Change: 0.30p (0.25%)
Prices as at 17 September 2019
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments we believe Wealth 50 funds are superior alternatives. View funds on the Wealth 50 »

Our view on the sector

Funds in this sector invest mainly in 'investment grade bonds'. These are issued by companies that are more likely to be able to repay their debts to bondholders. As such, they tend to offer lower yields than bonds issued by companies that are less likely to be able to pay off their debts. Corporate bonds have generally performed well since the 2008 financial crisis. With interest rates on cash so low, they've appealed to income investors. This has pushed up bond prices, but means their yields have also fallen. Some suggest there is now less value in this area of the market. We think that with interest rates likely to stay lower for longer, a corporate bond fund could be a good addition to a diversified portfolio invested to generate income.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

16/09/14 to 16/09/15 16/09/15 to 16/09/16 16/09/16 to 16/09/17 16/09/17 to 16/09/18 16/09/18 to 16/09/19
Annual return 4.65% 11.06% 3.25% 1.34% 7.70%

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.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Ben Edwards
Manager start date: 31 May 2012
Manager located in: London

Ben Edwards, CFA, Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager in the Sterling Bond Portfolio team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. Mr. Edwards is the lead fund manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond Fund and co-manager of the BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Edwards worked at Legal and General Investment Management from 2003 to 2009 where he was a portfolio manager, responsible for both institutional and retail sterling corporate bond portfolios. He began his career as an Analyst at M&G in 2002. Mr. Edwards earned a Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology (Aust.) in 2000 and post-graduate qualifications in Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia in 2002. He is a CFA charterholder.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account