Fixed Income Strategies

Short Duration

• Focus on capital preservation, liquidity and yield
• Clearly defined risk parameters
• Multi-sector diversification
Contact our fixed income team Contact the team



BlackRock’s Short Duration strategies employ a fundamental, diversified and relative-value approach focused solely on the front end of the yield curve. The team seeks to strategically allocate across key sources of alpha including macro strategies, sector allocation and security selection.


Our Short Duration platform aims to allow investors to find opportunities on the front end of the curve by offering dedicated separate accounts with customizable guidelines ranging from enhanced cash to total return oriented short duration, in addition to commingled offerings and registered strategies.


The investment team focuses on sourcing bonds, analyzing credit curves, selecting individual securities, and implementing relative value decisions for our short duration portfolios.

Portfolio managers

Akiva Dickstein
Managing Director, Head of Customized Multi-Sector Portfolios, Co-Head of Global Inflation Linked Portfolios
Scott Maclellan
Managing Director, Global Fixed Income Group

Sign up to receive BlackRock's insights on fixed income

Please click here to opt-in to receiving insight emails from BlackRock. Any data collected will be processed according to BlackRock's privacy policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

*Required information | Read our Privacy policy

Thank you for reaching out!

A BlackRock representative will reach out shortly. In the meantime, explore our website to read insights on the markets, portfolio design and more.

Explore our insights hub