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  • ETF ecosystem
    iShares

    The ETF ecosystem

    Answers to common questions about ETFs
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  • Investing in the Rise of Asia
    Portfolio Construction

    Investing in the Rise of Asia

    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a dislocation in regional equity returns. Asian equities have generally recovered robustly from the pandemic with north Asia specifically benefitting from a strong tailwind to technology stocks.
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  • U.S. election: Biden win
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    U.S. election: Biden win

    Read the latest BlackRock Investment Institute updates on the 2020 U.S. election.
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  • Nourish your Portfolio with Healthcare
    iShares

    Nourish your Portfolio with Healthcare

    In our view, a diversified investment approach across healthcare sectors may allow investors to capture the upside of healthcare while being protected from unexpected market volatility in this challenging environment.
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  • 2020 APAC implementation guide: Q4 update
    Portfolio Construction

    2020 APAC implementation guide: Q4 update

    Adapting to the unknown: In this guide, we list exchange-traded products (ETPs), index mutual funds (IMFs), money market funds (MMFs), and active funds that relate to our key themes.
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  • Global Quarterly Stewardship Report Q3
    Sustainable Investing

    Global Quarterly Stewardship Report Q3

    We are calling for convergence of the different private sector reporting frameworks to establish a globally recognised and adopted approach to sustainable reporting.
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  • Australian Economic Outlook Q4 2020
    Fixed Income

    Australian Economic Outlook Q4 2020

    In this report our Australian Fixed Income team consider domestic economic activity, data and sentiment indicators for Q4.
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  • A consequential election
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    A consequential election

    The U.S. election is taking place against a historic backdrop of a pandemic, recession and domestic strife. The outcome could have significant implications for key policy areas.
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  • Alternatives are Essential
    Alternatives

    Alternatives are Essential

    More and more investors are shifting to alternative investments to boost returns, generate income, provide diversification from traditional investments and achieve their goals.
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  • BlackRock Future Forum on-demand
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    BlackRock Future Forum on-demand

    Explore insights and watch full-session replays from the BlackRock Future Forum, featuring senior policymakers and leaders from the technology, healthcare, and energy sectors discussing the topics that are influencing markets and impacting society.
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  • Australian Equities – Live Q&A
    Equities

    Australian Equities – Live Q&A

    In this Q&A session we consider what’s next - how will companies fare and potentially establish themselves as the real “winners” over the longer term?
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  • Markets in 20: Overview
    iShares

    Markets in 20: Overview

    We discuss market implications, trade tensions and how to position portfolios in these volatile times.
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  • Reading Portfolio's for real resilience
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Readying for real resilience

    We've made sizable changes to our strategic views through the course of the year to capture opportunities brought about by the impact of Covid-19.
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  • SAE Paper tile
    Sustainable Investing

    Listed equities; Sustainable investing beyond compliance

    Can we move beyond a compliance-only mindset and in the process make sustainable investing more sustainable?
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  • Q3 Australian Economic Outlook
    Fixed Income

    Q3 Australian Economic Outlook

    In this report our Australian Fixed Income team consider domestic economic activity, data and sentiment indicators for Q3.
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  • Troubled waters
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Troubled waters

    The pandemic has supercharged a trend toward sustainability and highlighted the need for real resilience in portfolios. This publication outlines the risk and opportunities of depleting water resources and water stress.
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  • 2020 Midyear Global Outlook
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    BII Global Outlook Q3

    The improving macro backdrop, a strong stock market rally and rising volatility leave us moderately pro-risk.
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  • Re-Focus on Fixed Income
    Fixed Income

    Re-Focus on Fixed Income

    Our latest Portfolio Perspectives masterclass, focuses on how to best optimise fixed income exposures for improved portfolio efficiency in this low-yield environment.
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  • Weathering the storm
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Weathering the storm

    The longest-ever bull market for U.S. stocks ended abruptly this year as COVID-19 worries gripped financial markets around the globe.
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  • Geopolitical Risk Dashboard
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Geopolitical Risk Dashboard

    We see the pandemic accelerating geo-political trends that preceded it.
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  • Sustainable Investing Guide for Advisers
    Sustainable Investing

    Sustainable Investing Guide for Advisers

    We believe investing in progress & recognising that companies solves the world's biggest challenges might be best placed to grow.
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  • Reshaping Sustainable Investing
    Sustainable Investing

    Reshaping Sustainable Investing

    There are 4 forces we believe will accelerate sustainable index adoption and drive $1 trillion in new assets this decade.
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  • ETFs in high-velocity markets
    Portfolio Construction

    ETFs in high-velocity markets

    5 ETF Statistics to watch in high-velocity markets.
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  • ETFs during volatile markets
    Portfolio Construction

    ETFs during volatile markets

    We address commonly asked questions about ETFs during volatile markets.
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  • Navigating Market Turmoil
    Portfolio Construction

    Navigating Market Turmoil

    In unchartered waters it's important investors to focus on the long term.
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  • Rethinking Australian Equities
    Equities

    Rethinking Australian Equities

    Explore our Australian Equities hub to better understand how to build efficient Australian equity portfolios.
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  • Historical US Policy Actions
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Historical US policy actions

    U.S. policymakers have announced a fiscal package of more than $2 trillion.
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  • Coronavirus reshapes our investment themes
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Coronavirus reshapes our investment themes

    Markets have taken fright at the scale of the Coronavirus shock. 
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  • Sizable policy action takes shape
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Sizable policy action takes shape

    Markets have taken fright at the scale of the Coronavirus shock. 
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  • Coronavirus update
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Coronavirus update

    We share our latest views on global growth and asset allocation as the coronavirus spreads across the world.
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  • Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing
    Sustainable Investing

    Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing

    A framework for incorporating sustainable investing in portfolio construction.
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  • Davos brief
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Davos brief

    The global economic expansion is stretching, but powerful structural trends are testing limits.
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  • Why should you read our 2020 Global outlook?
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Why you should read our 2020 Global Outlook

    Takeaways that may help with this year's investment decisions.
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  • Meet the strategist: Ben Powell
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Meet the strategist: Ben Powell

    BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist for APAC Ben Powell shares how childhood curiosity led him to a career in finance.
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  • iTrade - Monthly ETF Insights
    Portfolio Construction

    iTrade - Follow the Flow

    A highlight of the latest trading ideas and key market information delivered monthly.
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  • Fixed Income Strategy
    Fixed Income

    All about income

    By BlackRock
    We see income, or carry, as the key driver of bond market returns in this low-for-long world.
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  • Investing in China
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Investing in China

    As onshore markets open up to foreign investors, exposure to Chinese assets shifting from a “nice to have” to a “must have"
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  • Sustainability: The future of investing
    Sustainable Investing

    Sustainability: The future of investing

    We discuss key themes driving transformation in sustainable investing.
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  • David Griffith, Head of Multi-Asset Investment Strategies
    Portfolio Construction

    Income as an Outcome

    How investors can set risk targets to maximise income goals.
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  • Building better portfolios
    Portfolio Construction

    Building better portfolios

    Investors should seek varied return sources in cost-efficient ways depending on their objectives and constraints.
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  • Sustainable investing: a 'why not' moment
    Sustainable Investing

    Sustainable investing: a 'why not' moment

    By BlackRock
    Build sustainable investing portfolios - while meeting traditional return goals.
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  • A new way to seek outperformance
    Portfolio Construction

    A new way to seek outperformance

    The popular factor driven approach to investing is becoming more widely available in the form of Smart Beta strategies.
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  • Smart strategies to navigate volatile markets
    Portfolio Construction

    Smart strategies to navigate volatile markets

    Market volatility can unnerve the most seasoned of investors, so how do you convince your clients to stay the course?
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  • 5 simple steps to finding the right ETF
    Portfolio Construction

    5 simple steps to finding the right ETF

    In the crowded and competitive market of Smart Beta ETFs, how do you identify which funds are the best?
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  • Switzer and iShares
    Portfolio Construction

    Seeking higher returns or lower risk through ETFs

    A comprehensive guide on Smart Beta and how they've been one of the most successful investment products ever launched.
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