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U.S. 2020 Election Special: What to Watch

In a special edition of the BlackRock Future Forum, we heard insights from political leaders who are helping to shape the election, and we asked some of our most senior investors—including Rick Rieder and Kate Moore—to share their best ideas on positioning portfolios for 2021 and beyond.
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  • Restructuring opportunities

    Restructuring opportunities

    Oct 12, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We explore the UK as a case study on the three signposts we use to evaluate the virus shock.
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  • Credit’s role in the economic recovery

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Looking ahead in a credit cycle like no other with BlackRock’s CIO and Global Co-Head of Credit as well as a variety of BlackRock global credit leaders.
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  • Credit’s new context: An economic crossroads

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at the profound shifts in macroeconomics and geopolitics that have transpired as of late as well as thoughts on the imminent US election.
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  • Of capital flows and borrower balance sheets

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Looking at the comparison between the deals investors are targeting and the financing companies need in private credit in the wake of COVID.
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  • Credit’s place in the portfolio

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Exploring the full public/ private toolkit and finding income with leading CIOs, credit specialists, and BlackRock’s Global Chief Client Officer.
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  • Managing risk in credit portfolios

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at how assessment and attribution in credit can produce better outcomes with BlackRock’s Head of Global Private Credit Risk & Quantitative Analysis.
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  • ESG in credit investing

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at raising the bar in data collection, due diligence, and monitoring with BlackRock’s Head of Research for European Middle Market Private Debt.
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  • Dynamism in credit: blending public and private credit

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at the case for investing across the credit spectrum with BlackRock’s Head of Wealth Strategy for the Americas and two lead portfolio managers.
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  • The evolution of private equity

    Sep 23, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The private equity industry has seen a variety of structural changes. We examine the of private equity over the past four decades.
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  • Navigating the beta gap

    Aug 31, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Multi-asset strategies offer dynamic asset allocation, reduced reliance on market beta and access to a broader opportunity set to achieve investment outcomes.
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  • Low risk, low inflation, low growth

    Aug 31, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Risk parity, a diversified, balanced, liquid strategy able to take on leverage, is well-positioned for a low rate, low inflation and low-growth environment
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  • GTAA: An overlooked driver of long-term performance

    Aug 31, 2020 | By BlackRock
    : A GTAA investment framework is set apart by its uncorrelated return profile, financial instrument breadth, and forward-looking application of alternative data.
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  • Readying for real resilience

    Aug 26, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Read about how we revamp our strategic asset preferences to position for market dislocations and the post-Covid 19 world.
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  • Conversations on race, bias and inequity

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A series of conversations with leaders in government, corporations, non-profits and education on how racial inequity is affecting the workplace and society.
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  • Technology: Our new virtual reality

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A discussion on trends that are reshaping the tech industry, where we see opportunities today, and what breakthrough technologies may shape our future.
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  • Governing through a crisis and the likely policy outcomes for 2021

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Two former governors discuss how Covid-19's spread, the economic effects, and rising social unrest are affecting the country and the political landscape.
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  • Investing for income

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    We examine multiple opportunities to generate much-needed income in a world where benchmark interest rates are pegged near zero for the foreseeable future.
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  • Shining a spotlight on the stakeholder

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A panel of investors discuss how they are approaching sustainable investing in order to drive change, and to potentially improve investment returns.
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  • Predicting the path of recovery

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s CIO of Fixed Income and former Treasury Secretary Summers discuss the outlook for economic recovery anf the future of monetary and fiscal policy.
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  • The renewable revolution

    Jul 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at how the world will power its energy needs in the future and where structural transformation is leading to investment opportunities.
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  • Purpose in crisis

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at how companies are evolving to align with the needs of their stakeholders, their clients, their employees, and the communities that they serve.
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  • Winds of change: How to invest in renewables today

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The coronavirus shock is accelerating structural and portfolio trends in favor of renewables, with portfolio resilience stemming from three key features.
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  • Healthcare in the age of the coronavirus

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Health care leaders explore how the efforts to combat the coronavirus are progressing, how technology is impacting the industry, and the future of healthcare.
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  • Looking ahead: A conversation with BlackRock’s President

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s president answers attendees’ questions, shares his insights on how clients are managing through the crisis, and offers perspective on the future.
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  • Assessing opportunities across private markets

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Our panelists share insights on how they are positioning private markets portfolios for both near-term opportunities and long-term resilience.
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  • America in a post-COVID world

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at the challenges of governing in a time of political and social unrest and thoughts on the changes we’ll see as we exit the acute phase of the pandemic.
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  • Globalism at a crossroads

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How changes in the geopolitical landscape are shaping the business environment, the fortunes of economies, investor sentiment and the path of corporations.
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  • Fortifying portfolios for the next crisis

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The current crisis tested both portfolio construction and market liquidity. We examine the lessons learned and share insights on preparing for more volatility.
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  • Private perspectives on healthcare opportunities

    Jul 10, 2020 | By BlackRock
    COVID is driving big changes in global healthcare, creating both winners and losers. In this setting, private debt and equity can be effective ways to invest.
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  • Private equity secondaries: Four things to know now

    Jun 30, 2020 | By Steve Lessar
    As periods of market stress roll on, opportunities to buy secondary interests in private funds may grow. Here are the deals and discounts our team is seeing.
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  • Credit downgrades and fallen angels

    Jun 25, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The economic shock of the coronavirus has brought on a wave of credit downgrades and a flood of fallen angels. Explore how to navigate credit markets in 2020.
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  • How alternative data can lend clarity amid uncertainty

    Jun 24, 2020 | By Jeff Shen, PhD
    Unusual times require more than the usual sources of information to assess the investing backdrop. We discuss how alternative data is making a difference today.
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  • Plotting a path forward in private markets

    Jun 16, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock examines how private market investments have fared amid market dislocations and how long-term portfolio objectives are being impacted.
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  • Accelerating sustainability in alternatives

    May 28, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Increasingly important in public markets, sustainability factors matter even more in long-term private investments—an underlying point of the COVID crisis.
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  • Direct lending’s next chapter

    May 28, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Markets have shifted, but there’s still a sizable cohort of resilient, middle-market companies in Europe and the US that need private capital.
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  • A pivotal moment for sustainable investing

    May 18, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock examines how ESG strategies have performed during the pandemic and why sustainability will become increasingly important as we exit the crisis.
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  • Sustainable investing: Resilience amid uncertainty

    May 18, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock discusses how sustainable strategies, amid a recent market downturn, have demonstrated their resilience. Learn more here.
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  • Today’s alternatives landscape through a portfolio-construction lens

    May 13, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Private markets have shifted amid the COVID turmoil, underscoring the value of looking across asset classes and thoughtful, risk-managed portfolio construction.
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  • Rethinking risk and rebalancing portfolios

    May 11, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s insights on the risks that may be hidden in institutional portfolios and thoughts on how to rebalance amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Renewables are proving resilient

    May 6, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s renewable power head discusses the global energy transition, deal structure, and the outlook for wind and solar investments amid the current downturn.
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  • Understanding the ‘What’s Priced?’ framework

    Apr 29, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The What’s Priced framework is a key measure of macroeconomic mispricing, quantifying the disconnect between market prices and macroeconomic fundaments.
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  • Constructing optimized private equity programs

    Apr 29, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Constructing optimized private equity programs: How a mix of primaries, secondaries and co-investments enables a more nuanced approach.
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  • What’s ahead in APAC real estate?

    Apr 27, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A look at Asia’s property markets in the wake of COVID-19 may offer clues for markets elsewhere. BlackRock’s Head of APAC real estate discusses the situation on the ground.
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  • Opportunities amid equity market dislocation

    Apr 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Insights on when to rebalance equity portfolios, how the coronavirus has affected the outlook, and where we see opportunities in technology and healthcare.
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  • Multi-asset perspectives on navigating through the crisis

    Apr 20, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Three senior multi-asset investors share their views on macro themes in today’s markets, portfolio positioning and traditional assumptions that may warrant reevaluation.
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  • How extraordinary monetary policy is reshaping credit markets

    Apr 17, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How extraordinary monetary policy, including TALF, is creating opportunities across investment grade, high yield and securitized credit markets.
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  • BlackRock raises US$5.1B for Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund

    Apr 15, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund has achieved a US$5.1 billion final close of Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III (‘GEPIF III’).
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  • Why private equity secondaries may soon pick up

    Apr 15, 2020 | By BlackRock
    If past crises are to provide guidance, we are likely to see a significant increase in private equity secondary market transactions in the months ahead.
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  • How a global pandemic could accelerate the ESG imperative

    Apr 13, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Tony DeSpirito discusses the coronavirus’ potential global impact on ESG investing and how it may hasten an important trend for active investors.
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  • Finding long-term value in short-term turmoil

    Apr 9, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How can investors allocate risk in the face of unprecedented circumstances and focus on the long term, even in the face of tremendous short-term disruptions?
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    Global Insurance Report 2020

    Oct 20, 2020 | By BlackRock
    360 senior insurance executives across the globe share their insights into how the pandemic is fundamentally reshaping the industry and their investment approach in BlackRock's ninth annual global insurance survey.
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    The evolution of private equity

    Sep 23, 2020 | By BlackRock
    We explore the historical evolution and outperformance of private equity over the last four decades and the outlook for the next decade.
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    Winds of change: How to invest in renewables today

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The coronavirus shock is accelerating structural and portfolio trends in favor of renewables, with portfolio resilience stemming from three key features.
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