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Portfolio Insights: what trends are shaping European portfolios this year?

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The mainstreaming of sustainability. A fresh approach to fixed income. Opportunities in alternatives allocations.

These are the key themes in our annual portfolio insights report, drawing on more than 350 of our clients and around 650 of their portfolios. We also look at shifts in fees, risk profiles and asset allocation.

Explore our findings here >

Sustainability in portfolios – evolution or revolution?
Heightened societal focus and strong relative performance have led to growing interest in sustainable strategies – reflected in a spike in ESG-focused consultations for our team.
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Fixed income at the centre of change
Covid-19 has accelerated profound shifts in economies and societies. We expect significant changes in fixed-income allocations as a result.
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Alternatives in alternatives – why allocations may shift
Most investors get the bulk of their alternatives allocations from commodities. But other options could offer better opportunities for diversification.
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A multi-asset approach to navigating net zero

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As the climate crisis looms larger, time is short for companies and investors to align their approaches with the Paris Agreement. So what practical steps can multi-asset investors take? In this new paper, we look at ways in which we can all move from pledge to practice in our portfolios.

Reassess your portfolio’s net-zero positioning >

Three steps to embed climate-awareness in portfolio construction
A tectonic shift towards sustainability underway. So we’ve put together a three-step approach to embedding climate awareness in portfolio construction.
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Net-zero frameworks and strategy for fixed-income portfolios

How does fixed income fit with net zero? We explore options for decarbonised bond portfolios and outline our favoured approach.

Consider decarbonising your fixed-income allocations >

Our latest assumptions for capital markets
Central-bank inflation responses are muted in the ‘new nominal’. China is a distinct asset class. And ‘net zero’ offers new opportunities.
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Exclusive event: Getting granular
Updated capital market assumptions and strategic implications of our expected yield curve and sectoral views.
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Portfolio analysis
Through our consultancy services, we have helped over 750 investors* to solve their portfolio challenges. Discover some of the ways that we can support you in making better-informed investment decisions – from enhancing your alternatives allocation to implementing sustainability solutions.
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Portfolio solutions for you
From model portfolios to portfolio and indexing analysis, see how our bespoke services can help you build a stronger strategic and tactical allocation.
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*BlackRock Portfolio Analysis and Solutions, from January 2018 – May 2020.