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April 18, 2015 1:09 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc

Company Overview

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc is a closed-ended balanced mutual fund launched and managed by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The fund is co-managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in securities of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying stocks of companies, as well as in bonds and other fixed income securities. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the UK Consumer Price Index plus 4 per cent. It was formerly known as British Assets Trust plc. BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc was formed on January ...

12 Throgmorton Avenue

London,  EC2N 2DL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1898

Key Executives for BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc

Company Secretary and Investment Manager
Investment Manager
Portfolio Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc Key Developments

British Assets Trust plc Announces Board Changes

The Board of British Assets Trust plc announced that Mr. James Long has succeeded Ms. Lynn Ruddick as Chairman of the company with immediate effect. Ms. Ruddick remains as a Director of the company. Mr. Ian Russell will succeed Mr. Long as Chairman of the company's Audit Committee.

British Assets Trust plc has Changed its Name to BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc

On February 26, 2015, British Assets Trust plc changed its name to BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc.

British Assets Trust plc will Change its Ticker to BIST from TIDM

Effective February 27, 2015, British Assets Trust plc will change its London Stock Exchange stock ticker symbol to BIST from TIDM.

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