Morningstar Fund Ratings: Weekly Round-up

ANALYST RATINGS: BlackRock Fixed Income Global Opportunities, SPDR S&P 400 US Mid Cap ETF and BGF Fixed Income Global Opportunities

Morningstar Analysts 10 April, 2017 | 3:13PM
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BlackRock Fixed Income Global OpportunitiesBronze

Ashis Dash

The fund spreads risk across sectors, regions, and issuers and emphasizes taking many small bets rather than fewer, larger ones. The four-person management team led by Rick Rieder has used the fund’s flexibility to their advantage across a variety of market environments, including both weak and strong credit markets as well as periods of rising and falling interest rates. While there are slight differences between this GBP-denominated fund and its longer running US-domiciled variant, the Silver-rated BlackRock Strategic Income Opportunities, investors have been served well since Rieder took reins of the latter in 2010 in our opinion. Their disciplined, risk-focused process stands out in a category of risk-takers.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BGF Fixed Income Global Opps D216.31 USD-0.57Rating
SPDR® S&P 400 US Mid Cap ETF82.14 USD0.00

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