BlackRock’s global credit platform has a long history of seeking to deliver client outcomes aligned with investment objectives across both public and private credit markets.
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Why BlackRock for credit?

In periods of greater economic uncertainty where risks remain high and markets volatile, achieving superior risk-adjusted results through the credit cycle requires a different kind of partner. BlackRock’s global credit platform seeks to deliver outperformance with true partnership.

Fundamental bottom-up investors powered by a global platform
Fundamental bottom-up investors powered by a global platform
We combine global resources with local expertise to drive analysis and decisions that capture opportunities for attractive returns and increased portfolio resiliency.
Superior access to quality investment opportunities
Superior access to quality investment opportunities
Our scale, deep networks in liquid and illiquid markets, and track record of being a preferred partner for companies seeking capital are core to our ability to generate alpha.
Fundamental credit research
Insights amplified with analytics and technology
Market-leading analytics and technology capabilities drive our information edge, empowering greater transparency and better investment decisions.

A full suite of credit solutions

We invest in a range of investment opportunities with varying risk, return, liquidity and time horizon. Our platform is aligned globally across three investment pillars – leveraged finance, multi-strategy credit and private credit.

A full suite of credit solutions: leveraged finance, multi-strategy and private credit

Source: All $ are in USD BlackRock as of 31 December 2020. AUM includes managed assets and dry powder. Note: For illustrative purposes only. This information demonstrates, in part, the firm’s risk/return analysis to organize credit strategies. This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investment advice or a recommendation to take any particular investment action.

  • Leveraged finance: A market-leading platform spanning high yield, bank loan and CLO investing.
  • Multi-strategy credit: Public, public-private blended and long/short strategies that seek flexible opportunities for owning credit throughout the cycle.
  • Private credit: Deep and experienced teams that deploy direct lending, opportunistic and event-driven strategies to drive investments across the U.S., European and Asian private markets.

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Learn about credit investing with the BlackRock Educational Academy (BEA)

The BlackRock Educational Academy introduces how to invest in credit across both public and private markets. In addition, how to course credit opportunities in private markets and to include it as part of your whole portfolio.

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One shared investment philosophy

We are fundamentally investing across global credit markets while integrating the vast investment and technology resources of BlackRock to seek attractive risk-adjusted results.

Deep credit investment expertise with breadth of global resources not commonly found in credit boutiques

Our shared credit investment philosophy and process

BlackRock, as of March 31, 2021. For illustrative purposes only.

Meet the BlackRock team

BlackRock’s credit platform currently manages over US$148 billion in assets among 200+ professionals with 20+ years of average investment experience across 19 offices globally.


Source: All $ are in USD as of 31 March 2021. AUM includes managed assets and dry powder.

James Keenan
Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Credit
Jimmy Keenan is CIO and Global Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). He leads the strategy for Global Fundamental Credit.
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BlackRock's credit team works to help investors optimize credit allocations by offering credit solutions across risk, liquidity and geographies.
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