Step into fixed income

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.

 


Take control of future income

Unprecedented low interest rates and an outlook of rising inflation are steadily chipping away at what many consider to be our “safest” asset – cash. Add market uncertainty to the mix and it’s unsurprising that Euro investors with a low tolerance for risk are struggling to source income that adequately meets their requirements. With any rise in European rates likely to be both gradual and incremental, the challenge looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. We believe our short term fixed income strategies may offer euro investors a solution.

Step in to Fixed income

Source: BlackRock Investment Institute. As at August 2018.

Our fund range

Our fund range has been driven by a clear demand from investors for fixed income solutions that seek to provide an income while aiming to mitigate risk on the downside, in a market segment where few solutions exist. Investors should be aware that risk management cannot fully eliminate the risk of investment loss.

Short term strategies are a fundamental part of BlackRock’s fixed income platform. Our investment teams benefit from regional expertise and global insights; Specialised knowledge in European rates, corporate credit, covered bonds and Asset Backed Securities (ABS) markets. We also draw on BlackRock’s broader fixed income platform, comprised of over 400* fixed income investment professionals across the globe.

Explore our range of funds

Balance Scale
Euro exposure with duration management
Euro Short Duration Fund
A sub-fund of BlackRock Global Funds (BGF)
Level Equaliser
"Modelling” your duration
Defensive Yield Fund
A sub-fund of BlackRock UCITS Funds

*Source: BlackRock, as at August 2018

Risks: Two main risks related to fixed income investing are interest rate risk and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in the market value of bonds. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the bond will not be able to repay the principal and make interest payments.