Stuart Reeve, managing director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Global Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. He is the lead portfolio manager for Global Dividend portfolios, and also director of research for the Global Equity team. In addition, he is responsible for covering the consumer staples sector. Stuart's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM Stuart had primary responsibility for the Global Equity team's investments in food, beverage and tobacco. Prior to joining MLIM in 2005, he was a Pan-European food, beverage and tobacco analyst with Credit Agricole Asset Management. He began his career with Touche Ross before joining Robert Fleming Securities, where he worked as a Pan-European beverages analyst. Stuart earned a BA with honours in Economics and History at the University of East Anglia in 1984.
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard, CFA, vice president, is co-portfolio manager for the Global Dividend Income portfolios. He is also a research analyst responsible for covering industrial stocks for the Global Equity team. Prior to assuming his current role, Andrew worked for BlackRock in both London and Hong Kong. In previous roles, he was responsible for covering Singaporean and Global Real Estate equities. Andrew earned a BA and an MEng in Engineering from Cambridge University.
The Fund seeks to provide high total investment return. The Fund will, under normal circumstances, invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities by policy utilizing United States and foreign equity securities.
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