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.

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 relationship. BlackRock’s global credit platform seeks to deliver outperformance with true active engagement.

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 capital provider for companies are core to our ability to generate alpha.
Fundamental credit research
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Global Credit Outlook: 1Q2024

A widening divide can be seen across the investing landscape, underscoring the importance of selectivity in the current backdrop of heightened dispersion.
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A full suite of credit solutions

BlackRock offers solutions 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

All $ are in USD BlackRock as of 31 December 2023. 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 deploying capital in direct lending, opportunistic and event-driven strategies, providing solutions across U.S., European and Asian private markets.


James Keenan
Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Private Debt
James Keenan is CIO and Global Head of Private Debt for BlackRock. Mr. Keenan leads BlackRock's Private Debt platform that includes private credit ranging from direct lending to opportunistic & distressed strategies along with infrastructure and real estate debt.
Rick Rieder
Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Head of Fundamental Fixed Income, Head of Global Allocation Investment Team
Rick Rieder is BlackRock's Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Head of the Fundamental Fixed Income business and Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team.

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