BlackRock Investment Solutions Guide

Aligning Solutions to BlackRock's Market Views

Aligning Solutions to
BlackRock's Market Views

We are in a low return and low rate environment.

The prolonged equity bull market has resulted in fixed income regaining its relative attractiveness.

In low return world, coupons and rising dividends will account for a larger
portion of your total return.

In low return world, coupons and rising dividends
will account for a larger portion of your
total return.

Keep more of what you earn

Cast a wider net across asset classes to find income.

Outperforming the market is critical, beta alone won't get you there.

Dividend growers are attractively valued.

In a low return environment, fees make up a larger portion of client returns. Manage expenses with low cost core holdings.

Market volatility is here to stay, and could go higher, in 2016. You need to prepare for it.

You must begin by determining what role bonds play in your portfolio.


Being nimble is critical to lower volatility.

Diversify your equity risk.

Shorten duration to mitigate risk. Liquidity is key so wknow what you own.

When seeking income, you must look for strategies that manage risk to principal.

You must be keenly aware of the risks you take to find growth. Therefore, seek strategies that:


Dampen volatility


Find true diversification

Diverging economies and monetary policies will create risks and opportunities for international investors.

We believe there is less duration risk outside the US, and you should consider how you manage currency risk.

We believe there is less duration risk outside the US, and you should consider how you manage currency risk.

We believe there are better growth opportunities outside the US. Emerging Markets present attractively valued growth opportunities, but high volatility will remain a headwind so it is critical to manage risk. We have lessened our conviction on dollar strength as international policy divergence has slowed.

EM is Attractive – But Manage Risk

Strong Dollar or Peak Dollar?