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BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc

Ranked 24 out of 106 in - Sterling Corporate Bond over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Simon Blundell

Based in London, Simon Blundell joined BlackRock in 2011 having spent three years at Aviva Investors where he was Head of Institutional Credit Portfolio Management. He manages the Blackrock Corporate Bond Fund using a fundamental investment style. Before joining Aviva, Simon worked at ABN Amro Asset Management and HSBC Asset Management, and he started his career in investments at Morgan Grenfell in 1994. An IMC holder, outside of fund management he enjoys golf and football.

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards, director, is a member of the Sterling Bond Portfolio team at Blackrock. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, 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. Edwards earned a Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology (Aust.) in 2000 and a post-graduate qualifications degree in Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia in 2002.


The Fund aims to maximise total return by investing principally in corporate bonds and other interest-bearing securities. Exposure to non sterling denominated assets will typically be hedged back to sterling. Separately, the Fund may also invest in preference shares, convertibles, other transferable securities and collective investment schemes.


Sterling Corporate Bond over : 31/08/2014 - 31/08/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 3.4% -3.3%
2014 10.2% 2.4% 2.5% 1.3% 3.6%
2013 2.0% 1.4% -2.4% 2.2% 0.8%
2012 17.3% 4.9% 1.4% 6.9% 3.2%
2011 5.6% 2.6% 1.9% -1.9% 3.0%
2010 13.4% 7.2% 1.3% 6.0% -1.5%
2009 22.1% -10.9% 13.9% 14.1% 5.4%
2008 -10.5% -4.7% -0.4% -3.4% -2.5%
2007 0.6% 0.4% -2.0% 0.9% 1.3%
2006 1.0% -1.0% -1.1% 3.1% 0.1%
2005 7.2% 0.3% 3.6% 1.3% 1.8%
2004 3.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date24/07/1995
  • Share Class size359Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003749982

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50,000
  • Min. additional investment5,000


  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment3.25

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP).