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BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc

Ranked 62 out of 104 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 : 31/10/2015 - 31/10/2016
  • Rank 62/104 Total Return
  • Rank 37/104 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 25/104 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
60 F&C Responsible Sterling Bond 1 Inc GBP


61 Kames Investment Grade Bond B Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



62 BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc GBP


63 Smith & Williamson Fixed Interest Fund A GBP


64 RBS Extra Income GBP


Fund Name Currency Risk
35 Kames Investment Grade Bond B Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



36 Threadneedle Navigator Income Inc GBP


37 BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc GBP


38 Kames Sterling Corporate Bond Acc B GBP


39 Old Mutual Fidelity Moneybuilder Income U2D GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 2.6% 2.8% 5.6%
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 size525Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003749982

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50,000
  • Min. regular 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 the currency and currencies indicated).