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.

  • Dividend Deluge - ETP Flows Quarterly

    Income-starved investors have turned to dividend stocks as bond alternatives. Exchange-traded products (ETPs) focused on dividends have rushed to meet this demand. The BlackRock Investment Institute details the money flows, country and sector compositions, and most widely held stocks of this group of funds.

  • Emerging Risks - BSRI Q2 2013

    The latest quarterly update of the BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI) focuses on emerging markets and highlights modest improvement in selected Eurozone countries.

  • Exit, Entry and Overshoot

    Volatility is back. Fears of an end to the era of easy money and emerging market strains have given investors a wakeup call. The Blackrock Investment Institute discusses this fork in the road for markets in its 2013 Outlook Midyear Update.

  • Setting New Standards

    Corporate bond markets have been on fire with yield-hungry investors lapping up record new issuance. Yet not all is well. Many new bonds quickly turn into museum pieces after initial excitement dies down. A new BlackRock Investment Institute client publication analyzes the illiquid state of play and debates a potential game changer: bond standardization. We end with five thought-provoking questions for investors, issuers, bankers, trading venues and regulators.

  • Emerging Equity Exposed - ETP Flows Quarterly

    Exchange traded products (ETPs) have waltzed into most stock markets of the emerging world. We detail emerging equity fund flows, the most widely held stocks, and who is doing the buying and selling. Our interactive graphics show three years of quarterly ETP investment flows across all asset classes

  • What's Developing - Investing in Emerging Markets

    Disparities among emerging markets are growing fast - and so are disparities among returns for emerging market investors. In a sweeping publication on long-term trends and immediate opportunities in the emerging world, the BlackRock Investment Institute separates the wheat from the chaff

  • Maturities Matter

    The BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI) highlights France, revisits Japan and flags other movers in the first quarter of 2013. Our interactive BSRI allows for viewing up-to-date scores of 48 nations, comparing two countries and sorting overall rankings by index components.

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