Akiva Dickstein has worked at BlackRock since 2009 where he manages mortgage bond funds with a fundamental and value investment style. Prior to joining BlackRock he worked for Merrill Lynch for eight years, after spending another eight years at Lehman Brothers. Akiva holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Physics from Yale and Princeton Universities respectively. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and reading.
Matthew Kraeger, managing director, is a lead portfolio manager for mortgage portfolios within BlackRock's Americas Fixed Income Alpha Strategies. He is responsible for the mortgage portfolio Team. Matthew has been a portfolio manager within the mortgage team since 2004, serving as a PM across both institutional accounts and retail funds. He has been a PM on the BlackRock GNMA Fund, which was ranked first in the Lipper Fund Awards GNMA category for both the 2008 and 2009 three year periods, along with the BlackRock US Mortgage Fund and the US Government Bond Portfolio. Matthew began his investment career as an analyst in BlackRock's operations department in 2000 and joined the Portfolio Analytic's Group in 2002. He earned a BS in Finance from Syracuse University in 2000.
Bob Miller, managing director, is head multi-sector and rates within BlackRock's Americas Fixed Income Alpha Strategies and a member of the Americas Fixed Income Executive Team. He is a portfolio manager of BlackRock's Core Bond, Total Return, and Strategic Income Opportunities funds. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Bob was a co-founder and partner at the Round Table Investment Management Company, a multi-strategy, research-based investment company, where he managed a global macro strategy. Previously, Bob spent 20 years at Bank of America, where he served in a variety of roles, most recently as senior portfolio manager for the bank's proprietary multi-asset class investment portfolio. Bob managed global equity and credit, global interest rate derivative, and sovereign debt portfolios during his tenure at Bank of America. He is a Trustee of Davidson College, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He is also actively involved with the Davidson July Experience program. Bob is a former Trustee and past Chairman of the Board at Trinity Episcopal School, and remains a member of the Friends of Trinity Board. He earned a BA in Economics from Davidson College.
The Fund seeks a high level of income. It invests at least 80% of its total assets in fixed income transferable securities issued or guaranteed by the United States Government, its agencies or instrumentalities, including Government National Mortgage Association ("GNMA") mortgage-backed certificates and other US Government securities representing ownership interests in mortgage pools, such as mortgage-backed securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All securities in which the Fund invests are US dollar-denominated securities.
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
- Launch date02/08/1985
- Share Class size11Mn
- Base currencyUSD
- Min. initial investment5,000
- Min. regular additional investment0
- Annual management0.75%
- Initial investment5