Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 114.90 Offer Price GBX 115.40
Mid Price - Day Change GBX +0.10 (0.09%)
Price Date 22 Jan 2018 Crown Rating
Shares Class Inc. Yield 2.69 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 52,152,300.00
Launch Date 17/05/2016 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.00 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 10,000,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BZ6DDP35 Min TopUp (£) 0.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to generate income returns with the prospect of capital growth. The Fund invests mainly in Sterling denominated non-government fixed income securities (such as bonds) that are investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of creditworthiness) at the time of purchase. However, the Fund will invest in the full range of FI securities which may include investments with a relatively low credit rating or which are unrated.

Fund Managers

Simon Blundell
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
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.