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An Appealing High-Yield Muni Fund With an Appetite for Risk

Bronze-rated BlackRock High Yield Municipal brings a stout team, effective process, strong long-term performance, and inexpensive fees to the table.

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Kenneth Oshodi: BlackRock High Yield Municipal's combination of a stout team, effective process, strong long-term performance, and inexpensive fees make it an appealing offering.

Managers Ted Jaeckel and Walter O'Connor lead the bottom-up and top-down approach for this fund, whose stable and robust team also benefits from BlackRock's sophisticated risk-management tools. Jaeckel and head of municipal research, Jim Schwartz, further strengthened the team's process by forming a separate high-yield muni strategy group, a team of analysts and portfolio managers dedicated to thoroughly studying the high-yield municipal landscape.

Kenneth Oshodi does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.