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BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc

Ranked 33 out of 114 in - Sterling Corporate Bond over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

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.

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Sterling Corporate Bond over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 5.6% 2.3% 0.9% 0.3% 2.0%
2016 9.9% 2.6% 2.8% 5.6% -1.4%
2015 1.8% 3.4% -3.3% 0.6% 1.2%
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 size630Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003749982

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment1

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