Is your bond portfolio
built for 2016?

Redefine diversification.

Muted market returns, rising interest rates and increased
volatility mean that navigating bond markets is becoming
more challenging.


See how Strategic Income Opportunities Fund can help you.

Strategic Opportunities Fund

Jeff Rosenberg outlines the key considerations for investors looking to diversify in bonds.

Flexibility is critical

Jeff Rosenberg outlines the key considerations for investors looking to diversify in bonds.

See how SIO Fund has adapted to changing bond markets.

Interactive chart

See how Strategic Income Opportunities Fund has adapted to changing bond markets.

Timely outlook, performance and portfolio positioning insights.

Monthly insight

Timely outlook, performance and portfolio positioning insights.

See how SIO Fund has outperformed in a more challenging era of fixed income.

Not all bond funds are the same

See how Strategic Income Opportunities Fund has outperformed in a more challenging era of fixed income.

A flexible, core bond complement seeking to offer attractive income returns and meaningful portfolio diversification.

Investor guide

A flexible, core bond complement seeking to offer attractive income returns and meaningful portfolio diversification.

Building a bond portfolio today requires more skills, insight and tools than ever. SIO is all those things in one fund.

Know the role bonds play in your portfolio

Building a bond portfolio today requires more skills, insight and tools than ever. SIO is all those things in one fund.

Get the latest information on the Strategic Income Opportunities Fund when it is published.

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Performance history

Explore the fund’s performance over time.

Bond Markets Today

Refocus your bond strategy

Is your bond portfolio built for 2016? Learn more about navigating changing bond markets.

Learn more about our investment outlook in BlackRock's List 2016.

The BlackRock List 2016

Our best insights for the year ahead, to help you navigate this era of heightened volatility and change.

Other growth strategies

Other ways to use bond funds with BlackRock

Balance your stock portfolio

Equity volatility is on the rise. Traditional taxable and municipal funds can serve as a potential ballast to equity market risk.

Total Return
National Municipal
iShares Fixed Income

Shorten duration to manage risk

With rates on the rise, lowering duration can help mitigate risks.

iShares Fixed Income

Where you take duration matters

We believe investing globally may create more opportunities to source returns and redefine diversification.

Strategic Global Bond
Global Long /Short Credit
iShares Fixed Income

Build on BlackRock

Put the power of BlackRock - the investment firm trusted to manage more money than any other in the world—to work for you. Learn more about our philosophy.

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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.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The BlackRock funds are actively managed and their characteristics will vary.

Active funds typically charge higher fees than index-linked products due to increased trading and research expenses that may be incurred.

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.

Securities with floating or variable interest rates may decline in value if their coupon rates do not keep pace with comparable market interest rates. The Fund’s income may decline when interest rates fall because most of the debt instruments held by the Fund will have floating or variable rates.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/ developing markets, in concentrations of single countries or smaller capital markets.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

Investing in long/short strategies presents the opportunity for significant losses, including the loss of your total investment. Such strategies have the potential for heightened volatility and in general, are not suitable for all investors.

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