David Delbos is a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies at BlackRock. He is a portfolio manager on the Leveraged Finance Portfolio team and is responsible for managing US High Yield strategies. Prior to joining the Leveraged Finance team at BlackRock in 2002, Delbos was an analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Delbos earned a BA degree in history from Tufts University in 2000.
Mitchell Garfin is a member of Americas Fixed Income within the Alpha Strategies team at BlackRock. He is a portfolio manager on the Leveraged Finance Portfolio team and is responsible for managing US High Yield strategies. Garfin joined BlackRock in 1997 as an analyst in the Account Management Group, then joined the Portfolio Management Group in 2000 as a credit research analyst and in 2005 moved to portfolio management. Garfin moved to his current role in 2007. Garfin earned a BBA degree, with distinction, in finance from the University of Michigan in 1997, and an MBA degree in finance and economics from New York University in 2005 and also holds the CFA designation.
This fund seeks to maximise income whilst seeking to maintain capital during a fixed term. by investing at least 70% of its total assets in non-investment grade fixed income transferable securities and fixed income related securities (including derivatives) denominated in US dollars and issued by companies domiciled or exercising a predominant part of their economic activity inside or outside of the US. Such securities are intended to have average maturities of five years measured from the start of the Investment Period, taking into consideration the Maturity Date of the Fund.