Championing a new era of alternatives

Growing demand and complexity in private markets calls for a new era of alternatives to overcome long-standing hurdles for investors. We are helping to evolve the industry to overcome those challenges and defining a new kind of partnership for our clients.

BlackRock is tomorrow’s alternatives platform

Our USD$316 billion1 platform is designed to deliver outperformance with true partnership across a range of investment solutions in: real estate, infrastructure, private equity, credit, hedge funds and alternative solutions. We continue to innovate, leveraging our technology, our scale and fiduciary model to better serve our clients.
Access to quality opportunities
Access to quality opportunities
Our 900+ alternative investment professionals supplement their networks and know-how with insights from BlackRock’s other 2,000+ global investors.
Greater transparency
Greater transparency
We use advanced technology to help build stronger portfolios – we monitor 3,000 risk factors daily on Aladdin and 45,000 private companies on eFront.
An integrated view
An integrated view
We can fully model the whole portfolio to ensure you have a deeper understanding of how alternatives impact the rest of your portfolio.
A new standard of alignment
A new standard of alignment
Our 1,000+ member professional staff works to understand investor needs and deliver BlackRock’s best use of skill, scale and technology.

Contact us to find out more

Please contact your BlackRock Account Manager for information relating to our Alternatives options in Australia.
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Meet our alternatives team

The BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) team of 990+ dedicated professionals partners with the firm’s multidisciplinary teams and leverages extensive company-wide resources in an effort to deliver consistent returns over the long term.

Key stats about BlackRock’s alternatives platform.


Source: BlackRock. All dollar figures are in US dollars. Number of professionals is as of 30 September 2022 and excludes contingent workers and interns. Client assets are as of 30 September 2022 and include committed capital. Client assets include currencies and commodities. Alternative credit is reported in BlackRock Alternatives. Leveraged finance is not included in the alternative client assets figure.

Global leadership
Edwin N. Conway
Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors
Edwin N. Conway, is responsible for BlackRock’s alternatives strategy and the delivery of the firm’s alternatives investments to institutional clients.
APAC leadership
Michael Dennis
Head of Alternatives Strategy & Capital Markets in Asia-Pacific
Michael Dennis, Managing Director, is responsible for leading BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) and BlackRock Capital Markets (BCM) in Asia-Pacific.