It's a new world for bond investors. With traditional bonds providing historically low income and rising interest rates threatening your savings, assets once thought safe now carry very real risk. That's why building a bond portfolio for today takes a different set of capabilities. It requires digging deeper, reaching farther and moving faster.
BlackRock's bond capabilities—and solutions—are built for these times. They combine our insight, access and technology to deliver the investing advantage you need to meet your goals in today's markets.
Traditional bonds don't offer the opportunities they used to and investors face new risks.
With experts in every sector of the global bond markets, we can see markets evolving and uncover hidden opportunities, sharing those ideas across all our investment teams.
It is more important than ever to be able to access the right bond opportunities—and the best investing ideas.
Our standing in the market means we're often the first call on new bond offerings and high-quality investment ideas – so we can capture returns others can't.
Making sense of markets that are more connected than ever, with more data than ever, requires deep expertise and extensive resources most investors don't have.
And Aladdin®, our powerful risk-analysis and portfolio management technology, helps our investment teams evaluate and act on all our information and insights.‡
How you put your portfolio together matters as much as what you put in it.
Our bond funds have an impressive track record against the competition, and BlackRock can help you put the pieces together in a way that best meets your unique goals in a new world of bonds.
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* Source: BlackRock as of 12/31/12. Trading volume represents full year 2012 data. † As of 6/30/13. Source Lipper. Lipper rankings are based on total return excluding sales charge. Based on Institutional share classes of BlackRock open end taxable and tax-free fixed income funds. Does not include closed end funds or ETFs. These funds include share classes that are not available to all investors or at all firms, such as Institutional shares. BlackRock manages 24 open end fixed income funds. Over the 1-year period, 58% outperformed, the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods, with 83%, 74% and 81% outperforming, respectively.
‡ Aladdin® is a comprehensive investment management platform that combines sophisticated risk analytics with portfolio management, trading and operations tools. It also acts as a centralized database for financial information — including positions, transactions, prices and security data.
Important Risks of the Funds: Bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions. Fixed income risks include interest rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments. Principal of mortgage- or asset-backed securities normally may be prepaid at any time, reducing the yield and market value of those securities.
Additional Risks for the Strategic Income Opportunities Fund: Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility. International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Additional Risks for the High Yield Fund: Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit that may reduce returns and increase volatility.
Additional Risks for the Global Long/Short Credit Fund: International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. These risks may be heightened for investments in emerging markets. Investing in alternative strategies such as a long/short strategy, resents the opportunity for losses which exceed the principal amount invested.
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