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BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc

Ranked 53 out of 108 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

Objective

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.

Performance

Sterling Corporate Bond over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 2.4% 2.5% 1.3%
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 size346Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003749982

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • Annual management1.0%
  • 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).