Multi-Asset strategies

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies team provides investment strategies and outcomes for clients, generating investment returns through asset allocation and alpha generating strategies across global equity, fixed income, currency, commodities and alternative investment markets.

By ensuring appropriate diversification across a wide range of asset classes and approaches investors can enhance risk-adjusted returns over the long term.

Our team of more than 150 multi-asset professionals provides unmatched coverage of global capital markets. Each strategy has a team of dedicated portfolio managers and research professionals. The investment process is enhanced by sharing insights across asset classes, regions, sectors, industries, currencies and securities.

Examples of the team’s diverse investment approaches include:

  • These flexible total portfolio solutions provide our clients with a means of adding value by incorporating tactical multi-asset views. Ideas are generated from a fundamental research platform and will typically focus on top down views. Having assessed the macro environment, the team’s asset preferences are then implemented to reflect the market backdrop. A broad range of implementation tools are utilised to accurately reflect research views in equities, fixed income, alternatives and cash. Subject to client specific constraints, the tools will include direct securities, actively-managed pooled funds from BlackRock and third parties, index based strategies and ETFs and a broad range of derivatives.

  • BlackRock’s risk-based strategy is the result of in-depth research on achieving diversification within multi-asset portfolios. BlackRock’s unique risk-factor approach uncovers the true drivers of asset class returns and seeks to allocate in a balanced manner, aiming to generate returns in a variety of market environments. The strategy employs a broad range of index strategies and physical holdings. It incorporates downside risk management to help protect returns during periods of extreme risk aversion.

  • BlackRock’s Index Asset Allocation team helps clients manage portfolios of index funds and strategies and offers derivative-based hedging and overlay strategies across all asset classes. The platform comprises more than 1,800 funds and customised client strategies.

    Clients benefit from tailored rebalancing methodologies, expert beta exposure selection (funds or derivatives), as well as reduced transaction and operational costs. Common to all BlackRock strategies is the firm’s rigorous risk management practices, which have characterised our investment process since the company’s inception.

  • Our Multi-Strategy team aims to exploit the range and breadth of BlackRock’s hedge fund platform to deliver alpha with a low correlation to equity and bond markets. This single-manager multi-strategy approach benefits from a risk-based active strategy allocation process driven by the investment team’s insights. Factors that inform the allocation decisions include alpha driver indicators, macro indicators, market indicators and stock specific factors.

    The Global Macro team aims to deliver consistent returns by carefully positioning the portfolio to capitalise on relative mispricings with offsetting long and short positions across equity markets, fixed income markets, currency markets and commodity markets. Positioning reflects a systematic application of our insights concerning the three key drivers of asset returns: relative value, economic environment, and market sentiment, in conjunction with an assessment of the risk of the positions and the cost of trading the portfolio.

Reasons to partner with BlackRock for multi-asset strategies:

  • A focus on customisation: We develop investment solutions that are tailored to clients' unique needs and constraints in their pursuit of alpha, using a flexible framework and a dynamic approach to asset allocation.
  • Flexibility: BlackRock devotes significant resources to analysing and selecting return-generating strategies from internal as well as external passive investments with the aim of maximising our investors' opportunities for capturing value through asset allocation.
  • Scale and scope: Our multi-asset strategies deliver independent and holistic views based on BlackRock's global capabilities, distilling the best ideas from our teams of investment professionals across the entire firm whose expertise spans asset classes, including equity, fixed income and alternative investments.

BlackRock refers to the BlackRock Group's capability, unless otherwise indicated.