STRATEGIES

Credit Screened

Platform

BlackRock’s credit screened platform, managed by our systematic active fixed income team, delivers a differentiated credit-driven investment approach providing defensive, highly diversified exposures to investment grade or high yield credit.

  • Seeks to deliver the beta of a credit index in up markets with downside protection in periods of increased defaults or downgrades by combining BlackRock’s indexing expertise and credit screening techniques 
  • Differentiated credit-driven investment approach that historically has had low correlation to traditional active managers   
  • Efficiency and global scale of our fixed income and trading platform have the potential to provide tangible cost savings for our clients

Global credit screened platform

Cost effective
Appeals to clients who seek cost-effective exposure to credit but are concerned about downgrades
Team
Marries SFI’s indexing expertise and credit-screening techniques
Risk management
Aims to minimize downside risk
Leadership
Tom Parker
Chief Investment Officer, Systematic Fixed Income
Mr. Parker is responsible for all portfolio management and research ("alpha teams") as well as portfolio construction across the SFI platform.