BSF Fixed Inc Strat Fd Hedged D2 GBP

Buy/Sell Price  (as of 21/09/2018) £107.84   Day Change :  -0.01%     Fund Code:  BSFIA 

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Michael Krautzberger, CFA, EFFAS, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and member of the board of BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG. Michael heads the Euro Fixed Income team within BlackRock's Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group and is a member of Blackrock's EMEA Leadership Committee. Mr. Krautzberger's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He joined MLIM as head of the European Fixed Income Aggregate portfolio team and was responsible for the UCITS III restructuring of the MLIIF Euro Bond Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Krautzberger was head of European fixed income at Union Investment in Frankfurt since 1999. Previously, he spent five years with Deutsche Bank's DWS, where he managed global fixed income portfolios and was responsible for the pre-Euro European currency unit and structured products. Mr. Krautzberger earned a BA degree in business administration and computer science from the European Business School in 1994, and a MA degree in economics from the University of Hagen in 1996.


Johan Sjogren, Director, is a member of the European Fixed Income Team within BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. Mr. Sjogren joined Blackrock in 2010 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked as an analyst. Mr. Sjogren earned a B.Sc. degree, with First Class Honours, in Financial Economics from the University of St Andrews in 2008. Since joining BlackRock Mr. Sjogren has focused on managing aggregate flexible strategies with a focus on rates and currencies.
Investment HouseBlackRock
Fund ProviderBlackRock (Luxembourg) SA
ManagerMichael Krautzberger   Biography
ManagerJohan Sjogren   Biography

Fund Objective The BlackRock Fixed Income Strategies Fund seeks to achieve positive total returns over a rolling three year cycle. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by taking long, synthetic long and synthetic short investment exposures.The Fund will seek to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure through fixed income transferable securities and fixed income related securities (including derivatives) issued by, or giving exposure to, governments, agencies and /or companies worldwide. The Fund will seek to achieve this investment objective by investing at least 70% of its total assets in fixed income transferable securities and fixed income related securities, currency forwards and, when determined appropriate, cash and near-cash instruments. The asset allocation of the Fund is intended to be flexible and the Fund will maintain the ability to switch exposure as market conditions and other factors dictate. The currency exposure of the Fund is flexibly managed.

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12-Month NAV High £108.79
12-Month NAV Low £106.96
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