|Bid Price||GBX 117.42||Offer Price||GBX 118.17|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX -0.25 (-0.21%)|
|Price Date||18 Jan 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||0.00 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||01 October 2018||Dividend Frequency||Quarterly|
|Sector||Sterling Corporate Bond||Fund Size||560,488,993.37|
|Launch Date||25/01/2002||Standard Initial Charge||0.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.02%||Annual Management Charge||0.00%|
The Fund will seek to outperform the iBoxx Sterling Non-Gilts Bond Index. This objective is to be treated as a target only and not as an assurance or guarantee of performance of the Fund. In order to achieve its investment objective, the Fund will invest mainly in sterling denominated investment grade non-government bonds, but other fixed income securities, money market instruments and cash may be acquired.
Simon Blundell, Director, 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.
Ben Edwards, Director, is a member of the Sterling Bond Portfolio team within BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income. He is the manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond Fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Edwards was at Legal and General Investment Management from 2003 to 2009 where he was, most recently, 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 a post-graduate degree in Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia in 2002. Mr Edwards is a CFA charterholder.