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BSF Global Absolute Return Bond A2 EUR

Ranked 38 out of 90 in - Bond Strategies over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Andreas Doerrenhaus

Ian Winship

Ian Winship, managing director, is a portfolio manager for the Global Unconstrained fixed income team. He is the lead manager and chair of the Risk Allocation Committee responsible for the management of the BlackRock Absolute Return Bond Fund Strategy. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Ian was with Brevan Howard where he was head of the Investment Team for the Global Absolute Return Bond Product. From 1997 to 2008, Ian was head of Global Rates at Deutsche/Aberdeen Asset Managers. Prior to this, he was head of Global Rates at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers. From 1995 to 1996, he was with Dunedin Fund Managers as a Global Rates Manager. Ian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He earned a BA with honours in Economics and Marketing from the University of Strathclyde in 1985.

Objective

The 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. It will seek to gain at least 70% of its investment exposure through fixed income transferable securities, fixed income related securities (including derivatives) issued by, or giving exposure to companies, governments and agencies worldwide. The currency exposure of the Fund is flexibly managed.

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Performance

Bond Strategies over : 31/03/2017 - 31/03/2018
  • Rank 38/90 Total Return
  • Rank 23/90 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 27/90 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
21 JPM Income Opportunity A (perf) Acc EUR Hgd

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

EUR

1.0

22 XAIA Credit Debt Capital (I) EUR

1.0

23 BSF Global Absolute Return Bond A2 EUR EUR

1.1

24 Deutsche Invest I Global Bonds High Conviction LC

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

EUR

1.1

25 Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha Bond Fund H-R/A EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

EUR

1.1

Fund Name Currency Loss
25 Janus Henderson Credit Alpha Y Acc EUR Hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

EUR

-0.8%

25 Deutsche Invest I Short Duration Credit LC EUR

-0.8%

27 BSF Global Absolute Return Bond A2 EUR EUR

-0.8%

27 Legg Mason Brandywine Global Cr Opps A EUR Acc Hdg

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

EUR

-0.8%

29 Loomis Sayles Strategic Alpha Bond Fund H-R/A EUR

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

EUR

-0.9%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -0.4%
2017 1.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.6% -0.2%
2016 0.1% -1.2% -0.2% 1.5% 0.1%
2015 0.3% 0.7% -0.5% -0.6% 0.8%
2014 -0.5% 0.3% 0.2% -0.4% -0.6%
2013 1.5% 1.0% -0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
2012 1.6% 0.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Greece
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Netherlands
  12. Norway
  13. Portugal
  14. Spain
  15. Sweden
  16. Switzerland
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date25/05/2012
  • Share Class size01Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0783530669

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.00%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).