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A world in transition

Join us at the upcoming BlackRock Future Forum on October 21st, where we convene today’s top minds - including renowned investors Ray Dalio and Rick Rieder - to examine a world emerging from crisis and the themes shaping the course for policy, global markets and investors.
  • Debt ceiling spat takes a breather

    Debt ceiling spat takes a breather

    Oct 11, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We believe the debt ceiling dispute will eventually resolve. Read more in our Global weekly commentary.
  • Getting Granular

    Aug 16, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Our overweight on developed market equities is further bolstered by a more granular, sectoral approach. Learn more in the August 2021 Portfolio perspectives.
  • The new nominal: Just getting started

    May 25, 2021 | By BlackRock
    The interplay between monetary and fiscal policy has dominated the post-Covid macro environment. Read more on how it informs our strategic investment views.
  • The pandemic and the credit spectrum

    Mar 31, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Credit markets are strong. But behind the headlines, a more complex story is unfolding as long-running trends intersect with Covid’s economic consequences.
  • Key investment themes for family offices in 2021

    Mar 25, 2021 | By BlackRock
    In this blog, we discuss investment themes driving markets in 2021, tactical asset allocation ideas and where we see opportunities for family office investors.
  • The evolution of sustainable investing for family offices

    Mar 24, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Family offices have moved from learning about sustainable investing to incorporating it. Learn how family offices are engaging in climate and impact strategies.
  • Climate change – turning investment risk into opportunity

    Feb 23, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We believe climate risk is investment risk. That is why we now include the effects of climate change in our portfolio design. Explore our new research.
  • BlackRock sector outlook 2021: Healthcare

    Feb 19, 2021 | By BlackRock
    The pandemic put the healthcare sector front and center in 2020 and 2021 as development of therapies and vaccines to combat COVID-19 got underway.
  • A lens on emerging market equities

    Feb 19, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Emerging market (EM) equities defied early gloom last year and ended with double -digit gains, outperforming developed markets. Read more in our newsletter.
  • Davos Brief

    Jan 25, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The virus shock has transformed the global investment landscape, accelerating deep structural trends. Ahead of Davos, read our latest macro and market insights.
  • Staying on track in a world of change

    Jan 13, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Highlights from our start-of-the-year webcast, with investors looking at deployment and investment themes in real assets, credit and private equity.
  • Emerging markets in the spotlight

    Dec 16, 2020 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s leading emerging market investors explain why they are bullish on EM in 2021 and where they see the best opportunities in equity and debt.
  • An endowment’s perspective on the outsourced CIO model

    Dec 14, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Jeff Mindlin, Arizona State University Enterprise Partners CIO, explains how endowments can build a successful outsourced chief investment officer partnership.
  • A new playbook for higher inflation

    Dec 1, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Inflation has persistently undershot central bank targets. Yet we see three new forces that may lead to a higher inflation regime than expected.
  • ESG moves centre stage

    Dec 1, 2020 | By Sonia Rocher
    Private debt strategies can work with borrowers on ESG issues. Sonia Richer, Head of Research for European Middle Market Private Debt, explains how.
  • A different kind of distressed-credit cycle

    Nov 16, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The pandemic is likely to drive a significant wave of restructuring that calls for a broader range of solutions than seen in prior cycles.
  • 2020: A Year of BifurKation

    Nov 15, 2020 | By BlackRock
    An increasing body of evidence suggests the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is K-shaped – implying a distinct bifurcation of outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Rediscover income-focused investing

    Dec 4, 2018 | By BlackRock
    Income is a powerful force investors can harness in an effort to generate returns in the bond market, but a prudent, disciplined, and steady approach to helping generate these returns is vital.
  • A modernized toolkit for resilient strategic asset allocation

    Dec 1, 2018 | By BlackRock
    Our portfolio construction framework offers a consistent approach that is cognisant of the large uncertainty inherent in expected returns.
  • Systematic approaches to late-cycle credit investing

    Nov 27, 2018 | By BlackRock
    We argue for an investment approach that distinctly separates alpha, smart beta, and beta, and takes advantage of the return dispersion that occurs late cycle.
  • Justin R. Peterson

    Jan 9, 2017 | By BlackRock
    Justin Peterson is a researcher for BlackRock's Equity & Capital Structure Center of Excellence based in the Systematic Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team.
  • John Saunders

    Jan 9, 2017 | By BlackRock
    John Saunders, Managing Director, is Head of APAC for BlackRock Real Estate and a member of the Real Estate Global Executive Committee as well as BlackRocks Asia Executive Committee.
  • David Trucano

    Jan 9, 2017 | By BlackRock
    David Trucano, Managing Director, leads BlackRock's Opportunistic Credit platform comprised of direct hedge funds and private equity-style credit strategies.
  • Susan Harrison, CFA

    Jan 9, 2017 | By BlackRock
    Susan Harrison, CFA, Director, is the Head of EMEA Systematic Fixed Income Strategy within the Global Fixed Income team.
  • Katharina Schwaiger, PhD

    Jan 9, 2017 | By BlackRock
    Katharina Schwaiger, PhD, is an investment researcher within the Factor Based Strategies Group. She joined BlackRock in 2013. Read her biography.
  • Robert Karnes on mezzanine real estate debt

    Aug 24, 2016 | By Robert Karnes
    Mezzanine real estate debt, the layer of financing subordinate to a first mortgage but senior to common equity, may offer some unique benefits in today’s low-yield environment. It can provide a substantial pickup in yield compared to a variety of mor...
  • Joshua Tarnow

    Joshua Tarnow is the lead portfolio manager for the BlackRock Global Long Short Credit fund, Head of Aviation P.E. business & Opportunistic Investment business.
  • Building inflation-resilient portfolios

    Today’s inflation and market environment calls for a thoughtful, whole portfolio approach to meeting client’s objectives. Diversification and dynamism may help.
  • Vidy Vairavamurthy

    Vidy Vairavamurthy, Director, is Co-Head of Research of the Alternative Solutions Group within BlackRock Alternative Investors. Read biography.
  • Rory O'Connor

    Rory O'Connor, Managing Director, is Global Chief Investment Officer and Head of Europe for BlackRock's Renewable Power Group. Read his biography.
  • Mark Warner, CFA

    Mark Warner's biography
  • Coronavirus warrants caution

    Markets have been roiled by fears over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. We are reducing our overweight equity exposures but maintain benchmark holdings.
  • A new era of portfolio construction for endowments

    BlackRock examines how the endowment model has performed and offers insight on how E&Fs can improve their investing, risk management and portfolio construction.
  • Scott Radell

    Scott Radell, Managing Director, is the Head of San Francisco Core Portfolio Management (Core PM) within Global Fixed Income. He joined BlackRock in 2003.
  • Debbie McCoy

    Debbie McCoy, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, is Head of Sustainable Investing with the Systematic Active division of BlackRock's Active Equities Group.
  • Insurance companies and financial institutions

    BlackRock’s Financial Institutions Group partners with insurance companies to provide tailored, comprehensive investment and risk management solutions.
  • Ted Daverman, CFA

    Ted Daverman, CFA, Director, is a researcher and portfolio manager in the GTAA team within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies Group. Read his biography.
  • Mitchell S. Garfin

    Mitchell S. Garfin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Co-Head of Leveraged Finance within BlackRock's Global Credit team and manages US High Yield and strategies.
  • Gordon Fraser, CFA

    Gordon Fraser is the lead portfolio manager on the Global Emerging Markets Equities Team within the Fundamental Active Equity division. Read bio.
  • Multi-asset

    Multi-asset solutions are increasingly important as clients seek tactics that employ sophisticated asset allocation, rigorous risk management and deep research.
  • Jenny Riera

    Jenny Riera, CFA, CAIA, CIMA, MBA, Vice President, is a member of the Latin America Offshore Wealth Family Office Business at BlackRock.
  • Fixed income markets in transition - Institutional | BlackRock

    As monetary policy normalizes, bouts of volatility are roiling markets—prompting many investors to re-examine their positioning.
  • David Giordano

    David Giordano is the Head of Renewable Power Americas and APAC at Real Assets, responsible for creating investment opportunities, partnerships, & transactions.
  • Vivek Paul FIA

    Vivek Paul, Director, is Senior Portfolio Strategist for the Portfolio Research Group of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). Read bio.
  • Anne Valentine Andrews

    Anne Valentine Andrews, Managing Director, is Global Head of Real Assets within BlackRock Alternative Investors comprising Infrastructure and Real Estate.
  • Ashwini Apte, CAIA, AIF, AIFA

    Ashwini Apte, Director, is a member of BlackRock's US & Canada DC team and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships. Read bio.
  • Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM

    Julia Wittlin, CFA, CAIA, FRM, Managing Director, is a senior investment professional and leads portfolio strategy for BlackRock Private Equity Partners group.
  • Sharon Greenberg

    Sharon Greenberg, Managing Director, is the Head of RQA Global Private Credit within RQA Alternatives.
  • Freek Spoorenberg

    Freek Spoorenberg, Director, is the Head of Strategy & Investor relations for BlackRock Renewable Power. Mr. Spoorenberg joined BlackRock in 2012.

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