Fact sheet: BlackRock Corporate Bond

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock Corporate Bond D Acc
Fund company manager
BlackRock
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager
Paul Shuttleworth
since 01/11/2010
Fund 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, governments, government agencies and supranationals. The Fund will invest in the full range of fixed income securities and moneymarket instruments which may include investments with a relatively low credit rating or which are unrated. The Fund can use derivatives as part of its investment strategy. This can increase the overall risk profile of the Fund.
Benchmark
BoA ML Sterling Corporate(net)
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

3.18 %

1 Year rank in sector

9/90

Sector

UT Sterling Corporate Bond

Yield

2.97

Fund size

£ 541.3 m

FE Risk score

32

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    68.86%
  • USA
    13.79%
  • Germany
    5.8%
  • Switzerland
    3.23%
  • France
    2.37%
  • Industrials
    36.14%
  • Financials
    25.62%
  • Utilities
    14.18%
  • Government Bonds
    9.42%
  • Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities
    9.16%
  • UK Fixed Interest
    68.86%
  • US Fixed Interest
    13.79%
  • German Fixed Interest
    5.8%
  • Swiss Fixed Interest
    3.23%
  • French Fixed Interest
    2.37%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-1.02 %2.22 %3.18 %19.94 %33.9 %
Sector-1.07 %2.05 %1.66 %16.7 %27.3 %
Rank within sector37 / 9734 / 979 / 9021 / 8415 / 70
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund3.98 %9.63 %1.5 %9.86 %1.64 %
Sector3.24 %9.08 %-0.3 %10.06 %0.21 %
Rank within sector21 / 9538 / 883 / 8650 / 8223 / 76
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Risk statistics

Alpha1.61
Beta0.89
Sharpe0.62
Volatility4.82
Tracking error0.98
Information ratio1.04
R-Squared0.97

Price movement

52 week high336.8
52 week low311.5
Current bid price331.4
Current offer price333.1
Current mid price0

Holdings by region

  • 68.86% UK
  • 13.79% USA
  • 5.8% Germany
  • 3.23% Switzerland
  • 2.37% France
  • 1.35% Australia
  • 1.29% Spain
  • 0.95% Belgium
  • 0.94% Italy
  • 0.52% Ireland

Holdings by sector

  • 36.14% Industrials
  • 25.62% Financials
  • 14.18% Utilities
  • 9.42% Government Bonds
  • 9.16% Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • 4.01% Government Agency Bonds
  • 1% Mortgage & Secured Bonds
  • 0.47% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 68.86% UK Fixed Interest
  • 13.79% US Fixed Interest
  • 5.8% German Fixed Interest
  • 3.23% Swiss Fixed Interest
  • 2.37% French Fixed Interest
  • 1.35% Australian Fixed Interest
  • 1.29% Spanish Fixed Interest
  • 0.95% Belgian Fixed Interest
  • 0.94% Italian Fixed Interest
  • 0.52% Irish Fixed Interest

Individual holdings

  • 3.29% HM TREASURY UNITED KINGDOM DMO 2% GILT 07/09/25 GBP0.01
  • 2.44% HM TREASURY UNITED KINGDOM DMO 4.75% GILT 07/12/30 GBP
  • 2.36% BARCLAYS BANK PLC 7.625% 21/11/2022
  • 2.31% WELLS FARGO & CO 2.125% NTS 20/12/23 GBP100000
  • 2.18% HM TREASURY UNITED KINGDOM DMO 2.25% GILT 07/09/23 GBP
  • 2.15% KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU KFW 6% BDS 7/12/2028 GBP1000
  • 2.12% BAA FUNDING LTD MTN REGS 5.225 02/15/2023
  • 2.06% NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK 6.5% NOTES 7/9/2021 GBP(VAR)
  • 1.97% VOLKSWAGEN FINANCIAL SERVICES N.V. MTN REGS 2.25 04/12/2025
  • 1.95% BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC REGS 9.375 05/15/2021