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Ben Edwards

BlackRock Invest Mgrs UK Ltd, BlackRock
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Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing about the same as the peer group composite. However, over a long track record, the manager has, period by period, over- and under-performed roughly equally. Good stock picking has had a material positive impact on results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
Ben Edwards, CFA, Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager in the Sterling Bond Portfolio team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. Mr. Edwards is the lead fund manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond Fund and co-manager of the BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Fund. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Edwards worked at Legal and General Investment Management from 2003 to 2009 where he was a portfolio manager, responsible for both institutional and retail sterling corporate bond portfolios. He began his career as an Analyst at M&G in 2002. Mr. Edwards earned a Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology (Aust.) in 2000 and post-graduate qualifications in Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia in 2002. He is a CFA charterholder.
Total return for Ben Edwards
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
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Discrete calendar year performance : Ben Edwards

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Ben Edwards 4.5 5.6 0.9 7.5 7.1 4.5 6.2 6.3 3.3 1.9
Peer Group Composite 5.6 5.5 0.5 6.3 6.2 4.5 6.3 5.8 7.0 3.4
Over / Under -1.1 0.1 0.4 1.2 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.5 -3.7 -1.5
Performance vs peer group composite: Ben Edwards
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
0 years
out of a possible 0
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Blackrock Institutional Bond All Stocks Corporate Co-managed (deputy) UT Sterling Corporate Bond since Dec 29 2010 to present
BlackRock Corporate Bond Lead manager UT Sterling Corporate Bond since May 31 2012 to present
BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Co-managed UT Sterling Strategic Bond since May 17 2016 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
No previously managed funds
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