BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Fund

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Fund - 3 Year Anniversary
We are delighted to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Fund, managed by Ben Edwards and Simon Blundell. Learn more about what the fund has achieved in it's first three years.
Sterling Strategic Bond Fund

Unconstrained alpha with risk disciplined approach

A total return oriented bond fund that seeks to exploit alpha opportunities and provide income. The Fund is free of any benchmark constraints, adopting an opportunistic and conviction driven approach. The portfolio managers will have the flexibility to exploit a broader opportunity set and source income from across the entire fixed income universe.

Global opportunity set tailored specifically for sterling investors

The fund allocates across a broad fixed income universe including investment grade, high yield and emerging markets, targeting an outcome for the sterling investor.

Diversified security selection

Portfolio managers, Ben Edwards and Simon Blundell, draw upon the views of BlackRock’s 60+ dedicated credit research analysts, who are experts on corporate issuers across US, Europe and Asia. Our security selection capabilities are underpinned by the firm’s renowned risk management systems.

Managed by an experienced team

The Fund is managed by Ben Edwards and Simon Blundell who together have over 34 years of experience in managing portfolios. They form part of the 500+ strong global fixed income team at BlackRock.

Important information

Past Performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Overseas investment will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates. Where some or all of the fund's charges are taken from capital rather than income, this will increase yield but decrease the potential for capital growth.

The funds invest in high yielding bonds. Companies which issue higher yield bonds typically have an increased risk of defaulting on repayments. In the event of default, the value of your investment may reduce. Economic conditions and interest rate levels may also impact significantly the values of high yield bonds.

Both Fund’s investments may have low liquidity which often causes the value of these investments to be less predictable. In extreme cases, the Fund may not be able to realise the investment at the latest market price or at a price considered fair.

The funds invest in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held.

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