To invest into BlackRock Strategic Funds, use the sections below for relevant information. Alternatively please contact our Investor Services team at investor.services@blackrock.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7743 3300 or contact your local office as listed on our contact us page.

  • Investment Limits

    The minimum initial subscription for any one fund is US$5,000 or the approximate equivalent in the relevant dealing currency. The minimum for additions to existing holdings is US$1,000.

  • Share Classes Available

    There are three share classes available for retail investors which include different charging structures, although please note that some share classes have restrictions applied to them.

  • 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, 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:

    Investor Services Centre
    BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.,
    Luxembourg Branch B.P. 1058, L-1010 Luxembourg.
    Phone: +44 (0) 207 743 3300
    Fax: +44 (0) 207 743 1141.

  • Useful documents

    Application Form
    KIID's
    Prospectus

    All initial subscriptions must be confirmed by completing and signing the Application Form. However, you can also place a deal by instructing the Investor Services Team by telephone, fax, email or in writing.

  • Payment Instructions

    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"
    By order of [Shareholder name/agent name & Shareholder number/agent number]
    Payment by cheque

    As payment by cheque may delay dealing until cleared funds have been received, payment by telegraphic transfer is strongly recommended. Your cheque, made payable to "BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited" and drawn on a bank account in the country or countries of the relevant currency should accompany your application.

    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.

    Investors can normally buy, switch between Funds or redeem (sell) Shares on any Luxembourg business day before 12.00 noon Central European Time (11:00 London time). Deals received after 12.00 noon will be dealt forward to the following Luxembourg business day's valuation point.

    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. For those who acquire Class A shares cleared funds need to be received within 2 business days of the relevant business day.

  • Offshore Bank Account Details

    US Dollar payments:

    JP MORGAN CHASE NEW YORK

    Account Number:

    BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited

    Kontonummer:

    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

    ABA Number:

    "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

    ABA Number:

    "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

    ABA Number:

    "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.

    If your client's bank account is denominated in a European legacy currency, please instruct their bank to make payment to BlackRock 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 twice-yearly.

  • Switching

    Investors may make conversions (switches) of their shareholdings between the same class of Shares of the various Funds. If you only switch part of your holding in a fund, a minimum amount of US$5,000 (or currency equivalent) must be left in the fund that you are switching from. Instructions to switch between funds should be given by completing the appropriate form which is available from the Investor Services Centre, BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A., Luxembourg Branch B.P. 1058, L-1010 Luxembourg. Phone: +44 (0) 207 743 3300, email: investor.services@blackrock.com.

    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 the BSF share register. If you are a registered shareholder, we will send you a personal Statement of Account twice-yearly.

  • Daily Prices and Yields

    For daily prices and yields, see our prices page. Alternatively, you can call our Broker Services team on 08457 405 405.

  • 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.

  • For Further information

    Please email the Broker Services Team for more information or call +44 (0) 207 743 3300.