It's a new world for bond investors. With traditional bonds providing historically low income and rising interest rates threatening your savings, assets once thought safe now carry very real risk. That's why building a bond portfolio for today takes a different set of capabilities. It requires digging deeper, reaching farther and moving faster.

BlackRock's bond capabilities—and solutions—are built for these times. They combine our insight, access and technology to deliver the investing advantage you need to meet your goals in today's markets.

 


Thinking about bonds in the traditional way doesn’t offer the opportunities it used to, and investors face new risks.

With experts in every sector of the global bond markets, we can see markets evolving and uncover hidden opportunities, sharing those ideas across all our investment teams.


It is more important than ever to be able to access the right bond opportunities—and the best investing ideas.

Our standing in the market means we're often the first call on new bond offerings and high-quality investment ideas – so we can capture returns others can't.


Making sense of markets that are more connected than ever, with more data than ever, requires deep expertise and extensive resources most investors don't have.

And Aladdin®, our powerful risk-analysis and portfolio management technology, helps our investment teams evaluate and act on all our information and insights.


How you put your portfolio together matters as much as what you put in it.

Our bond funds have an impressive track record against the competition, and BlackRock can help you put the pieces together in a way that best meets your unique goals in a new world of bonds.

 

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Rethink Your Bonds with the Best of BlackRock

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* Source: BlackRock as of 6/30/14. Trading volume represents full year 2013 data. Aladdin is a comprehensive investment management platform that combines sophisticated risk analytics with portfolio management, trading and operations tools. It also acts as a centralized database for financial information—including positions, transactions, prices and security data. † As of 6/30/14. Source: Lipper. Rankings based on total return excluding sales charge. Over the 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods 79%, 96%, 86% and 94% outperformed their peer group averages, respectively. Based on Institutional share classes of BlackRock open-end taxable and tax-free fixed income funds (24, 23, 22, 16 funds, respectively). Institutional shares may not be available to all retail investors.

Aladdin® is a comprehensive investment management platform that combines sophisticated risk analytics with portfolio management, trading and operations tools. It also acts as a centralized database for financial information — including positions, transactions, prices and security data.

Important Risks of the Funds: Bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions. Fixed income risks include interest rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments. Principal of mortgage- or asset-backed securities normally may be prepaid at any time, reducing the yield and market value of those securities.

Additional Risks for the Strategic Income Opportunities Fund: Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility. International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Additional Risks for the High Yield Fund: Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility.

Additional Risks for the Global Long/Short Credit Fund: International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. These risks may be heightened for investments in emerging markets. Investing in alternative strategies such as a long/short strategy, resents the opportunity for losses which exceed the principal amount invested.

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained visiting the iShares ETF and BlackRock Mutual Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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