BlackRock launches impact bond fund

Investing across fixed income securities including impact MBS

BlackRock has added an Impact Bond Fund aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Part of the Luxembourg-domicile BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) range, it invests across multi-currency and multi-sector fixed income universe including green, social, sustainable bonds, as well as impact Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) and impact municipal investments.

The Article 9, actively managed fund is run by BlackRock’s global multi-sector and European fixed income management teams. They look to support positive environmental and social outcomes in the portfolio aligned with the UN SDGs – at least 80% of the fund’s total assets have been classified according to measurable and material benefits for society or the environment.

Ronald van Loon, co-manager of the BGF Impact Bond Fund, commented:

“The BGF Impact Bond Fund taps into the growing investor interest in driving positive social and environmental impact within a fundamental active global bond portfolio, leveraging BlackRock’s proprietary impact research with its macro global investment views.”