Multi-asset strategies and solutions (MASS)

MASS draws on the toolkit of BlackRock's index, factor, and alpha-seeking capabilities to deliver cutting-edge insights and precise investment outcomes. The group meets client demand for active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions through funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and more.
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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

Why BlackRock for multi-asset strategies and solutions (MASS)?

Our specialized investment platform is designed to help deliver outcomes with more precision.

Comprehensive portfolio approach
We seek to understand and solve for clients’ needs in the context of the whole portfolio.
End-to-end partnership
We build relationships that go beyond an investment product by sharing tools and insights.
Diversified return drivers
We access a full range of portfolio building blocks including index, factor, and alpha-seeking strategies.
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Technology enabled
We employ our industry-leading Aladdin® technology and harness diverse perspectives from across BlackRock.

Delivering outcomes through a range of solutions

MASS helps achieve outcomes

Factor investing is an investment approach that involves targeting specific drivers of return across asset classes. Learn more here.

Investment strategies

Global Tactical Asset Allocation (GTAA)

GTAA strategies seek to generate performance through the exploitation of information asymmetries and behavioural biases among investors. GTAA is designed to deliver meaningful performance, diversification and capital efficiency benefits.

Risk: Diversification and asset allocation may not fully protect you from market risk.

Diversified strategies

In addition to leveraging BlackRock’s global expertise in single asset class investing and risk management, the dedicated Diversified Strategies team has strong base of macro thematic research to identify key themes that will drive asset prices has become more important than asset class selection alone. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Diversified strategies

Multi-asset income

BlackRock’s multi-asset income strategies take a risk-first approach to generating income. We believe an unconstrained investment universe provides the opportunity to universe provides the opportunity to deliver attractive income opportunities across geographies, sectors, and asset classes. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Multi-asset income

Target date strategies

BlackRock’s multi-asset target date strategies are designed to mitigate the various risks participants face over a lifetime to generate more consistent income in retirement. The BlackRock LifePath® target date strategies dynamically adjust asset allocations over time to provide an appropriate level. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Target date strategies

Model portfolios

With BlackRock model portfolios you get expert investment guidance, a disciplined investment approach and customizable portfolios designed to meet your clients' unique goals.
Model portfolios

Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO)

Our 30+ years of experience as a fiduciary and a risk management leader make us well-positioned to manage the total investment and governance needs of OCIO clients.
Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO)


Across our Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group, fund managers include ESG considerations throughout the investment process, including research and due diligence, decision-making, and ongoing portfolio monitoring. We incorporate sustainability insights and ESG information into our research in pursuit of delivering outcomes with more precision – especially over the long-term. Importantly, we do not make investment decisions based on ESG information in isolation; instead, we assess a variety of economic factors, including risk and valuation metrics. Our approach is to broaden the total amount of information we consider in order to improve investment analysis.

Sustainability and ESG

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Meet the BlackRock team

Ryan Marshall
Co-Head of Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions
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Pierre Sarrau, CFA
Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions
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BlackRock’s multi-asset strategies & solutions (MASS) team works with wealth and institutional clients to help achieve outcomes, including growth, income, absolute return, and lifecycle investing.
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