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BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc

Ranked 34 out of 107 in - Sterling Corporate Bond over 36 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards, director, is a member of the Sterling Bond Portfolio team at Blackrock. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Edwards was at Legal and General Investment Management from 2003 to 2009 where he was, most recently, a portfolio manager, responsible for both institutional and retail sterling corporate bond portfolios. He began his career as an analyst at M&G in 2002. Edwards earned a Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology (Aust.) in 2000 and a post-graduate qualifications degree in Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia in 2002.

Objective

The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income. The Fund invests principally in fixed income securities and money-market instruments which are issued by companies. The fixed income securities and money-market instruments may also be issued by governments, government agencies and supranationals. The Fund will invest in the full range of fixed income securities and money-market instruments which may include investments with a relatively low credit rating or which are unrated.

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Performance

Sterling Corporate Bond over : 31/03/2016 - 31/03/2019
  • Rank 34/107 Total Return
  • Rank 29/107 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 21/107 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Loss
19 Schroder Adv Beta Global Corporate Bond X Acc GBP

-3.5%

20 Liontrust Monthly Income Bond P Gross Inc GBP

-3.5%

21 BlackRock Corporate Bond A Inc GBP

-3.5%

22 UBS Corporate Bond UK Plus A Acc Gross

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

GBP

-3.7%

23 Rathbone Ethical Bond R Acc GBP

-3.8%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 3.8%
2018 -1.6% -1.3% 0.1% -0.1% -0.3%
2017 5.6% 2.3% 0.9% 0.3% 2.0%
2016 9.9% 2.6% 2.8% 5.6% -1.4%
2015 1.8% 3.4% -3.3% 0.6% 1.2%
2014 10.2% 2.4% 2.5% 1.3% 3.6%
2013 2.0% 1.4% -2.4% 2.2% 0.8%
2012 17.3% 4.9% 1.4% 6.9% 3.2%
2011 5.6% 2.6% 1.9% -1.9% 3.0%
2010 13.4% 7.2% 1.3% 6.0% -1.5%
2009 22.1% -10.9% 13.9% 14.1% 5.4%
2008 -10.5% -4.7% -0.4% -3.4% -2.5%
2007 0.6% 0.4% -2.0% 0.9% 1.3%
2006 1.0% -1.0% -1.1% 3.1% 0.1%
2005 7.2% 0.3% 3.6% 1.3% 1.8%
2004 3.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

28/02/2019

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
United Kingdom 4.250% 07-Mar-2036 3.43%
United Kingdom 2.250% 07-Sep-2023 3.24%
United Kingdom 1.250% 22-Jul-2027 3.07%
United Kingdom 2.000% 07-Sep-2025 2.85%
BAT Capital 2.125% 15-Aug-2025 2.22%
HSBC Holdings PLC 2.175% 27-Jun-2023 1.93%
General Electric Co 4.125% 19-Sep-2035 1.57%
Imperial Tob Fin 5.500% 28-Sep-2026 1.54%
TESCO PROPERTY FINANCE PLC 7.623% 13-Jul-2039 1 1.53%
RWE Finance 6.250% 03-Jun-2030 1.53%
28/02/2019

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date24/07/1995
  • Share Class size880Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003749982

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50

Charges

  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment1.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).