BlackRock launches active ESG Asian credit fund

Predominately hard currency debt

James Baxter-Derrington
The new fund will be managed by BlackRock's Asian credit portfolio management team

The new fund will be managed by BlackRock's Asian credit portfolio management team

BlackRock has launched its first actively managed ESG Asian bond fund, which seeks to achieve "above-average" income while maintaining long-term growth.

The BGF ESG Asian Bond fund (EABF) will provide exposure to predominately USD-denominated credit and target "attractive" thematic investments, while maintaining comparable yields to traditional Asian credit portfolios. BlackRock unveils suite of ESG multi-asset ETFs It will be managed by the firm's Asian credit portfolio management team, which currently oversees $24bn in Asian fixed income assets, and will utilise a bottom-up credit selection methodology alongside a top-down country/sector allocation framework, while incorporating "ESG insights at every level". EABF will apply an e...

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