You are here: Home - Investing - Experienced Investor - News -

Product analysis: BlackRock Fixed Income Global Opportunities fund

0
Written by:
24/03/2015

What’s new?
The BlackRock Fixed Income Global Opportunities (FIGO) Fund has been launched for UK investors. FIGO invests across all fixed income markets, employing a flexible, unconstrained strategy to invest in multiple geographies, credit ratings and sectors of the global credit market.

They say…
Jeremy Roberts, Head of UK Retail Sales at BlackRock, said “I’m thrilled to bring BlackRock’s flagship unconstrained fixed income fund to the UK. We’ve seen an overwhelming demand for this strategy from clients across Europe as they search for returns which outpace traditional bonds combined with income.
“We know from the BlackRock Investor Pulse Survey that almost 50% of Britons say it is important to earn an income from their investments. But with yields at historically low levels, investors need to be even more proactive about finding this income especially in bond markets. FIGO aims to address this need and seeks out these opportunities around the globe.”

Good news?
The fund is a mirror of a fund that has been available to European investors for some time. That fund was launched in 2007 and has built up a strong track record, beating its peer group over one, three and five years. As the income available on bonds has fallen, investors have increasingly sought out funds with greater flexibility to look across different countries and different types of bond. FIGO has proved itself one of the better ones.

Any caveats?
Even though the fund can look across a variety of sectors and geographies, it should be said that there is relatively little value anywhere in fixed income markets at the moment. If there is a sell-off in bonds – which may happen as interest rates rise – even the flexible funds such as this one may suffer.

Links
http://www.blackrockinternational.com/intermediaries/en-zz/funds-information/overview/bgf-fixed-income-global-opp-a2-usd
Tel: +44 (0)20 7743 3300

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

ISAs: your back-to-basics guide for 2018/19

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your unused ISA allowance ahead of the 5 April deadli...

A guide to Sharia savings accounts

A number of Sharia savings products have upped their game in recent months, beating more familiar competitors ...

Five ways to get on the property ladder without the Bank of Mum and Dad

A report suggests the Bank of Mum and Dad is running low on funds. Fortunately, there are other options for st...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
YourMoney.com guide: Financial considerations for cohabiting couples

According to recent figures, 5.9m UK residents currently live with a partner they are not married to, or in a...

Close