BlackRock Strategic Funds - Managed Index Portfolios Defensive D2 USD Hedged

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Legal StructureSICAV
Inception Date02/09/2015
Fund Advisor(s)
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
Fund ManagerStephen Walker
Manager Start Date10/04/2015
Steve Walker, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Beta Strategies Group. Within Beta Strategies, Mr. Walker is head of the Index Asset Allocation team in EMEA. Mr. Walker's service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was a portfolio manager in the Client Solutions team. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Walker was a portfolio manager in the discretionary investment team at Coutts & Co bank for over 12 years.
Fund ManagerChristopher Downing
Manager Start Date10/04/2015
Christopher T. Downing, PhD, is a managing director in the Model Portfolios & Solutions team in the Multi-Asset Strategies group, based in Hong Kong. Dr. Downing leads a team responsible for the development and management of asset-allocation models implemented over iShares ETFs and BlackRock active funds. Dr. Downing's service with BlackRock dates back to 2007. He has led investment research teams in Scientific Fixed Income, the Global Market Strategies Group, and iShares, focusing mainly on investment research and product development. Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr. Downing held the Gerald D. Hines chair at Rice University's Jones School of Management, teaching MBA-level courses in finance. Prior to this, he was a staff economist in the research division of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, with responsibility for various sectors of the capital markets. He holds a BA degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a PhD degree in economics from the University of California - Berkeley.
Fund ManagerRafael Iborra
Manager Start Date01/04/2018
In order to provide consistency across the report data provided by different Asset Managers, the calculated data points presented are generated using Morningstar’s proprietary calculation methodology which is set out in more detail at(

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