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BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Class D - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:118.90p Buy:119.50p Change: No change
Prices as at 15 November 2019
Sell:118.90p
Buy:119.50p
Change: No change
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 15 November 2019
Sell:118.90p
Buy:119.50p
Change: No change
Prices as at 15 November 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

Strategic bond funds have the freedom to invest across the fixed-interest spectrum, from traditional government and corporate bonds to higher-risk high-yield bonds. They can also invest up to 20% of the fund overseas and potentially benefit from currency movements. But this relies on the skill of the fund manager in making the right calls. Given the huge flexibility fund managers in this sector have, each fund should be judged on its own merits. Some focus on generating an income while others try to grow investors' money, or shelter it when times get tougher.

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

14/11/14 to 14/11/15 14/11/15 to 14/11/16 14/11/16 to 14/11/17 14/11/17 to 14/11/18 14/11/18 to 14/11/19
Annual return n/a n/a 7.38% -0.36% 6.45%

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: Simon Blundell
Manager start date: 17 May 2016
Manager located in: London

He is Managing Director and is a member of the Sterling Bond Portfolio Team within BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Blundell was Head of Institutional Credit Portfolio Management at Aviva Investors where he oversaw 9 billion in assets across Euro, Sterling, and Global credit and aggregate products. Prior to joining Aviva in 2009, Mr. Blundell spent 10 years at ABN AMRO Asset Management (later acquired by Fortis Investments where he stayed on for a year), most recently as head of credit. He previously held positions at HSBC Asset Management and Morgan Grenfell Asset Management. He began his investment career in 1994.

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Manager Name: Ben Edwards
Manager start date: 17 May 2016
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