Real Assets

Real assets are a combination of real estate and infrastructure

Real assets represent one of the fastest growing segments within the broader global alternatives environment – potentially delivering a range of portfolio benefits.

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.


Why BlackRock for real assets?

At BlackRock, our dedicated Real Assets team of industry and sector specialists deliver global reach, with deep local expertise. They have decades of relevant experience, are deeply embedded in their operating industries by sector and geography and have developed strong partnership networks over time.

Real assets statistics


Source: BlackRock, as of December 31, 2019.

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Strategies spanning the risk and return spectrum

In today’s dynamic and complex global investing market, we seek to help our clients’ access real assets that aim to meet their investment goals by providing a distinct range of well defined, outcome orientated strategies, along the investment risk - return spectrum.

BlackRock real assets strategies span the risk/return spectrum.

Source: BlackRock, as of March 31, 2019. For illustrative purposes only.

Real estate
We believe successful investing requires a local market presence with operational and analytical expertise to buy, manage and sell real estate.
Real estate
At BlackRock, we seek to provide infrastructure investors with long-term, stable cash flows with potential for inflation mitigation.

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Learn about real assets with the BlackRock Educational Academy (BEA)

At BEA, we make the case for Real Assets as part of your portfolio, considering real estate and infrastructure, the impact of sustainability and a lower carbon economy, as well as how debt can play a role in meeting your investment targets.

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BlackRock clients can now login to access the full trainings on-demand. We invite you to experience the full educational academy by logging into our secure online portal.
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Global reach with local expertise

With over 400+ professionals in 27 offices managing over $50bn in client commitments3, BlackRock Real Assets partners with clients to provide solutions tailored to individual portfolio needs such as income, growth, liquid or balanced real assets outcomes.

BlackRock real assets’ global presence paired with local expertise

Source: BlackRock, as of December 31, 2018. For illustrative purposes only.



Jim Barry
Global Head of Real Assets
Jim Barry, Managing Director, is the Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) and Global Head of Real Assets.
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Anne Valentine Andrews
Deputy Head of Real Assets
Anne Valentine Andrews is a Managing Director and Deputy Head of Real Assets within BlackRock Alternative Investors.
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