|The OMW BlackRock Fixed Income Global Opportunities fund invests solely in the BlackRock Fixed Income Global Opportunities fund, a UK authorised Unit Trust managed by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The underlying fund seeks to achieve a total return over the medium to long term. The underlying fund invests primarily in fixed income transferable securities and money-market instruments denominated in various currencies issued by governments, agencies and companies worldwide. The full spectrum of available securities, including non-investment grade, may be utilised. Currency exposure will typically be hedged back to sterling in whole or in part. Investments in emerging markets tend to be volatile and are usually considered to carry a greater degree of risk than investments in established markets. This relates to dealing, settlement and custody practices, the possibility of political or economic instability, and developing legal, fiscal and regulatory structures. The underlying fund invests into a relatively small number of assets, or into individual countries or a specific market sector. Such concentrated portfolios give rise to more risk than where investments are spread across a larger number of assets, countries or market sectors. The underlying fund may be denominated in or hold assets in a currency other than Sterling. The performance of the fund may therefore rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. The underlying fund invests in non-investment grade high-yielding bonds. The high yield reflects a higher risk of capital loss through default. The underlying fund invests in bonds or money market instruments (including deposits with banks or other financial institutions). The yield and/or value of the fund will fluctuate as interest rates change. There is a possibility of default, reducing capital values. Some of the investments in the underlying fund can be difficult to sell at times, which could affect the price of units. It should be noted that the performance of the OMW fund will not match that of the underlying investment due to OMW fund charges, appropriate taxation adjustments and the OMW investment process. |
|Andreas Doerrenhaus||01/01/2017||Andreas, who is based in London, is head of BlackRock’s European investment grade (IG) unconstrained credit strategies and a portfolio manager in BlackRock’s Global Unconstrained Fixed Income Team.
Andreas currently manages the European IG unconstrained credit strategies in BGF FIGO and contributes towards the idea generation and investment process of the fund as well as the risk/capital allocation process. His addition as co-manager is a formalisation of Andreas’ historic and ongoing contribution to the fund’s investment process. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Andreas worked as a credit portfolio manager at Deutsche Bank Group - Deutsche Asset Management. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he worked as a banker for Commerzbank AG and as a consultant for KPMG Consulting - BearingPoint. Andreas earned a Diplom-Kaufmann degree in finance and international management from the Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett (WFI). |
|Bob Miller||19/03/2015||Bob Miller, Managing Director, is a member of the Multi-Sector Mutual Fund team within BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. He is a portfolio manager of BlackRock's Core Bond, Total Return, and Strategic Income Opportunities Funds. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Miller was a Co-Founder and Partner at the Round Table Investment Management Company, a multi-strategy, research-based investment company, where he managed a global macro strategy. Previously, Mr. Miller spent 20 years at Bank of America, where he served in a variety of roles, most recently as senior portfolio manager for the bank's proprietary multi-asset class investment portfolio. Mr. Miller managed global equity and credit, global interest rate derivative, and sovereign debt portfolios during his tenure at Bank of America. Mr. Miller is a Trustee of Davidson College, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He is also actively involved with the Davidson July Experience program. Mr. Miller is a Trustee and past Chairman of the Board at Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte, N.C. He earned a BA degree in economics from Davidson College in 1984. |
|Scott Thiel||31/08/2011||Scott Thiel, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income, Fundamental Portfolios, and Head of European and & Global Bonds. He is a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee and the EMEA Executive Committee. Mr. Thiel is a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2002, Mr. Thiel was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. During his thirteen years there, he was responsible for developing strategies in both US and international interest rate and derivative markets for institutional money managers. Mr. Thiel earned a BA degree in American history from Princeton University in 1987. |
|Rick Rieder||19/03/2015||Rick Rieder, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Fixed Income, Co-head of Americas Fixed Income and a member of the Executive Committee of the firm-wide Alpha Strategy business, a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Council. Before joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Rieder was President and Chief Executive Officer of R3 Capital Partners. He served as Vice Chairman and member of the Borrowing Committee for the U.S. Treasury. Mr. Rieder is currently a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, and was recently elected as the 2013 inductee into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Fixed Income Hall of Fame. From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Rieder was with Lehman Brothers, most recently as head of the firm's Global Principal Strategies team, a global proprietary investment platform. He was also global head of the firm's credit businesses, Chairman of the Corporate Bond and Loan Capital Commitment Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the corporate pension fund. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Rieder was a credit analyst at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta. Mr. Rieder earned a BBA degree in Finance from Emory University in 1983 and an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He is a member of the board of Emory University, Emory's Business School, and the University's Investment Committee and is the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee, and founder and chairman of the business school's BBA investment fund and community financial literacy program. Mr. Rieder serves as Chairman of the Board of North Star Academy's nine Charter Schools in Newark, New Jersey and is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Graduation Generation Public School Collaboration in Atlanta. He is a Trustee for the US Olympic Committee, and on the board of advisors for the Hospital for Special Surgery. He serves on the National Leadership Council of the Communities in Schools Educational Foundation and the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Newark and Essex County and the Newark Youth Foundation. |