The BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) publishes insights including biannual outlooks, in-depth analyses of global market themes and quarterly reports on sovereign risk and fund flows.

  • Mapping Sovereign Risk - BSRI Quarterly Update

    The BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI) highlights Japan, the United States and other movers in the fourth quarter of 2012. Our interactive BSRI allows for viewing up-to-date scores of 48 nations, comparing two countries and sorting overall rankings by index components.

  • Now for the Hard Part

    In this snap analysis of the US elections, the BlackRock Investment Institute discusses President’s Barack Obama’s key challenge: closing the nation’s budget gaping gap.

  • Mind Your Mine! - Challenges and Opportunities in Metals

    The mining boom is alive…but miners and investors alike must become much pickier about their investments. The BlackRock Investment Institute reviews the industry’s supply challenges and pinpoints investment opportunities.

  • Got Liquidity?

    A flood of new rules is reshaping the world of trading and starting to hurt liquidity – and we have only seen the beginning. The BlackRock Investment Institute analyses the trend and details strategies for investing in a less liquid world.

  • US Election Cliffhangers

    The BlackRock Investment Institute details scenarios, risks and investment opportunities before and after the US elections, with a focus on the “fiscal cliff.”

  • Tales of Deterioration - BSRI Quarterly Update

    This update of the BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI) zeroes in on the weakening debt profiles of India and Spain in the second quarter of 2012. Our interactive BSRI allows for viewing up-to-date scores of 48 nations, comparing two countries and sorting overall rankings by index components.

  • Standing Still … But Still Standing - Update of Our 2012 Outlook

    The BlackRock Investment Institute’s updated 2012 outlook refreshes investment scenarios, highlights signposts for change and details opportunities in global equities, fixed income, natural resources and alternative investments.

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