STRATEGIES

Fixed Income

BlackRock offers a comprehensive fixed income platform, managing more than $1.85 trillion (as of 03/31/2018) in active and index mandates across a variety of vehicles and strategies around the globe. The firm was founded as a fixed income manager in 1988, and fixed income remains a core business. Our BlackRock fixed income platform features proprietary tools, expert and efficient trading, and the infrastructure necessary to meet the operational requirements our clients expect.

What makes us unique

People
500+ knowledgeable fixed income professionals across eight global investment centers.
Process
Autonomous investment teams fully accountable for delivering results within a culture of risk management.
Platform
24-hour trading platform leverages local & sector expertise, providing connectivity across trading, financing & capital markets.
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Fundamental active

BlackRock’s fundamental active team manages $764 billion of assets (as of 3/31/2018) across various areas. Sector specialist teams manage dedicated portfolios and contribute to broader solutions, including unconstrained, core / customize core, credit, emerging market debt, liability driven investing (LDI), short duration, securitized, global, inflation linked and alternative solutions. Our fundamental active strategies leverage the best ideas across BlackRock’s global fixed income platform in the search for high-quality alpha and superior risk-adjusted returns.

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Systematic active

BlackRock’s systematic active team follows a disciplined, scientific approach that seeks to deliver consistent returns, correlation and lower downside risk compared with other managers. The breadth of our opportunity set helps to achieve greater market coverage. We provide unique insights, disciplined risk budgeting and differentiated outcomes across credit screened, multi-sector, hedge funds and liquid alternatives.

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Index & smart beta

BlackRock has over 30 years of index innovation. We constantly adapt to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and complex market environment. The result is a spectrum of index products that clients can use to gain efficient, cost-effective exposure to global, regional and specific market segments.

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Richard Kushel
Global Head of Fixed Income
Peter Hayes
Chief Investment Officer of Municipal Bond Group
James Keenan
Chief Investment Officer & Global Co-Head of Credit, BlackRock Alternative Investors
Tom Parker
Chief Investment Officer of Systematic Fixed Income
Rick Rieder
Global Chief Investment Officer & Co-Head of Fixed Income