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Blackrock – iShares Industrials Sector Bond Fund

Blackrock – iShares Industrials Sector Bond Fund

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Barclays Capital U.S. Industrial Bond Index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Barclays Capital U.S. Industrial Bond Index

Place of registration: New York

Charges: Annual 0.3%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000



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