To invest into BlackRock Strategic Funds, use the sections below for relevant information. Alternatively, please contact our Investor Services team at switzerland@blackrock.com or call us on +41 (0)800 08 80 20.

  • Investment Limits

    The minimum initial subscription is dependent on the specific share class of the fund and ranges from US$ 5’000 for A-and E-share classes, US$ 100’000 for D-share classes and US$ 10’000’000 for Institutional I-share classes or the equivalent in the relevant dealing currency. The minimum subsequent investment subscription is US$ 1’000 for the A-, E- and D-Retail share classes and US$10’000 for the Institutional I-share class, or equivalent in another dealing currency.

  • Share Classes Available

    There are three share classes available for retail investors (A, D, E share classes), fund-specific H- and U-share classes, as well as various share classes restricted to institutional investors, which include different charging structures. Please note that some share classes have specific restrictions applied to them and/or may require separate agreements.

  • Simple Steps to Investing

    Before you or your client completes our application form (please note that a specific BlackRock Strategic Funds application form needs to be completed) please read our Key Investment Information Document (KIID), Prospectus and Money Laundering Prevention Form. All you then need to do is print off, complete and sign an application form. All correspondence relating to your account, including application forms, should be sent to:

    Transfer Agent
    BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
    c/o BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
    P.O. Box 1058,
    L-1010 Luxembourg,
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    Once the application form is completed and the necessary account is set up, you can subscribe via different channels, including SWIFT, fax, and postal mail.

    Useful documents

    Application Form

    KIID's

    Prospectus

    Important note:

    Accounts will not be fully registered until the original paperwork has been received and redemption proceeds cannot be released until full registration.

  • How to make a payment

    By telegraphic transfer

    Payment by SWIFT/bank transfer in the relevant currency should be made to one of the BlackRock bank accounts. The SWIFT/bank transfer instruction should contain the following information:

    Bank Name
    SWIFT Code or Bank Identifier
    Account
    Account Number
    Account Reference - "BSF- Fund name subscribed into"
    Quoting Reference: “Contract reference number or account number or Name of Fund – Name of Applicant”

    To make payment in a currency other than the relevant Fund's dealing currency, please advise the Investor Services Centre when you place the deal, who can organise foreign exchange.

  • Dealing information

    Investors can normally buy, switch between Funds or redeem (sell) shares on any Luxembourg business day before 12:00 CET noon (11:00 London time). Deals received after 12:00 noon will be dealt forward to the following Luxembourg business day's valuation point. Please note there are some funds which are the exception, with some not dealing daily and others requiring instructions to be received a number of business days before the trade date. Please see the Prospectus for further information.

    BlackRock Strategic Funds (BSF) operates on a forward pricing basis - this means that deals are always placed at an unknown price. Prices are then calculated at the next valuation point, which is the deadline for receipt of dealing orders that are applied to each deal.

    For Class A shares, from the day a deal has been placed, cleared funds should reach the relevant BSF bank account within 3 business days.

  • Offshore Bank Account Details

    US Dollar payments:

    JP MORGAN CHASE NEW YORK

    For the account of: BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited
    Account Number: 001-1-460185, CHIPS UID 359991
    ABA Number: 021000021
    Quoting reference: "Name of Fund - Name of Applicant"

    An applicant's obligation to pay for Shares is fulfilled once the amount due has been paid in cleared funds into this account.

    Euro payments:

    JP Morgan Frankfurt
    BLZ: 501 108 00

    JP MORGAN CHASE NEW YORK

    For the account of: BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited
    Account Number: 616-16-00066
    Quoting reference: "Name of Fund - Name of Applicant"

    An applicant's obligation to pay for Shares is fulfilled once the amount due has been paid in cleared funds into this account.

    Sterling payments:

    JP Morgan London
    Sort Code: 60-92-42

    MORGAN CHASE NEW YORK

    For the account of: BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited
    Account Number: 11118940
    Quoting reference: "Name of Fund - Name of Applicant"

    An applicant's obligation to pay for Shares is fulfilled once the amount due has been paid in cleared funds into this account.

    Swiss Franc payments

    Pay UBS Zürich
    SWIFT code UBSWCHZH80A
    Account JP Morgan London
    Account Number: 02300000044129050000B

    MORGAN CHASE NEW YORK

    For the account of: BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited
    Account Number: 17354770
    Quoting reference: "Name of Fund - Name of Applicant"

    An applicant's obligation to pay for Shares is fulfilled once the amount due has been paid in cleared funds into this account.

    For payment in other currencies, please refer to the prospectus.

    If your client's bank account is denominated in a European legacy currency, please instruct their bank to make payment to BlackRock Strategic Funds' Euro account - there will be no charge for the conversion to Euros.

  • After an Investment is Made

    Following a subscription, you will receive a confirmation note which provides the transaction details, such as price, dealing and settlement dates and number of shares. Share certificates are not used. Ownership of registered shares is recorded on BSF share register. If you are a registered shareholder, we will send you a personal Statement of Account semi-annually.

  • Daily Prices and Yields

    For daily prices and yields, see our prices page. Alternatively, you can call us on +41 (0)800 08 80 20.

  • Charges

    When investing in the Funds, there is a one off initial charge which is reflected in the buying price of the units. In addition, there are also a number of ongoing management and administration expenses paid out of each Fund. For more information, please read the Prospectus.

Contact us

For more information or help on how to invest please contact us:

+41 (0)800 08 80 20

Switzerland@blackrock.com