BlackRock European Credit Strategies Fund

Overview

Fund Strategy Credit
Fund Geography Europe
Investment Advisor BlackRock Investment Management
Portfolio Manager Michael Phelps, Alex Shingler
Fund Currency EUR
Fund AUM €83m
Fund AUM (GBP) £73m
Fund AUM as of 31 May 2018
Max Gearing / Exposure max. expected 180%
Fund Inception 16 February 2011
Fund Indices AH Credit UCITS Index

Fund Objective

The BlackRock European Credit Strategies Fund seeks to achieve a positive absolute return for investors regardless of market movements. 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, companies, governments and agencies and denominated in European currencies or of issuers domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Europe. Currency exposures and interest rate risks are normally hedged. In order to achieve the investment objective and policy the Fund will invest in a variety of investment strategies and instruments. It intends to take full advantage of the ability to invest in derivatives providing synthetic long and/or synthetic short positions with the aim of maximising positive returns.

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