As a managing director and portfolio manager at BlackRock, James Bristow is head of the Global Equity team and responsible for the firm’s Global Focus, Global Core and International strategies. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2006, Bristow joined JP Morgan in 1998 as a portfolio manager. He was responsible for managing global and European equity portfolios. He began his career with ABN AMRO Rothschild on their equity capital markets team. Bristow earned an MA degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University in 1997.
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.
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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