As economies around the world look to rebuild after the Covid-19 shock, alternatives have a key role to play. For example, infrastructure needs must be funded, and there’s a rapidly growing gap between demand for funding and available lending.

Closing the investment gap
Global infrastructure investment needs are projected to hit US$ 94T between 2016-2040, equivalent to US$ 3.7T per annum. However only US$ 3.2T of this will be met by lenders based on current forecasts. Private capital will be needed to help close this gap – providing opportunities for investors in alternatives.1

Private markets are larger, deeper and more complex
Identifying the best opportunities and making the most of them will not be simple, however it will require working with an alternatives partner who can combine local and global knowledge to unearth unmatched opportunities. A partner, who can offer industry-leading expertise and technology, and a platform created for a new era. A partner designed for outperformance.

BlackRock is tomorrow’s alternative platform
BlackRock can look beyond public markets and traditional investments to find solutions in real estate, infrastructure, private equity, credit, hedge funds and multi-alternatives. Our promise is to deliver outperformance with true collaboration.

Our US$239 platform is designed to deliver outperformance with true partnership across a range of investment solutions.

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Private market investing in a time of turbulence

Listen to Jim Barry, BlackRock Alternatives Chief Investment Officer, discuss why the COVID-19 shock is underscoring the role that longer-date investment opportunities and private markets can play in investor portfolios.

 

BlackRock is Tomorrow’s Alternatives Platform

BlackRock can look beyond public markets and traditional investments to find solutions in real estate, infrastructure, private equity, credit, hedge funds and multi-alternatives. We seek to deliver outperformance with true partnership. BlackRock is well equipped to meet your needs on this journey. We provide you:

Access to quality oppportunities
Access to quality opportunities
Our 330-plus alternative investment professionals* supplement their networks and know-how with insights from BlackRock’s other 2,000-plus investors around the world*.
Greater transparency
Greater transparency
We use advanced technology to help build stronger portfolios – we monitor 3,000 risk factors daily on Aladdin and 45,000 private companies on eFront.
An integrated view
An integrated view
We can fully model the whole portfolio to ensure you have a deeper understanding of how alternatives impact the rest of your portfolio.
A new standard of alignment
A new standard of alignment
Our 1,000+ member professional staff works to understand investor needs– and deliver BlackRock’s best use of skill, scale and technology to help you achieve your goals.

1 Oxford Economics, “Global Infrastructure Outlook” Average annual global infrastructure requirement, 2016-2040, July 2017 All dollar figures are in USD. For illustrative purposes only. Forecasts are not guaranteed and subject to change.