Liquid & Illiquid offering
Alternative investments

Liquid & Illiquid offering

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.

Alternative assets

Real assets: real estate and infrastructure

Real assets are one of the fastest growing areas of alternatives (Pregin, Feburary 2020). Investments like real estate and infrastructure have the potential to deliver a range of benefits, including a stable income, long-term returns, diversification and returns linked to inflation.

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

Private equity

For long-term investors, private equity offers the potential for higher returns than traditional equities. Private equity is investing in the equity and debt of companies that aren’t traded on public exchanges.

Evolution and innovation

The private equity industry has experienced strong growth during the past 20 years, and the strategies and ways of investing have grown too. BlackRock has been a major contributor to this evolution, from our early adoption of co-investments (minority investments alongside private equity funds) and environmental, social & governance (ESG) policies to our innovative, client-focused direct private-equity investment strategy.

Source: BlackRock, March 2020, for illustrative purposes only.

Broad-based industry expertise

 Our Private Equity team draw on their expertise across industries, as they screen, underwrite and manage investments, they can dip into our knowledge of past market cycles and industry dynamics.

Source: BlackRock, for illustrative purposes only.

Alternative strategies

Hedge fund solutions

Alternative strategies – notably hedge funds – are a core pillar of our alternative platform. With the right tools and opportunities at their disposal, our hedge fund platform is differentiated in its combination of skill and scale, delivering solutions that span geographies, asset classes and styles.

Why BlackRock for alternatives?

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

Source: BlackRock, As of March 2020All dollar figures are in US dollars. Number of professionals excludes contingent workers and interns. Client assets include committed capital. Client assets include currencies and commodities. Alternative credit is reported in BlackRock Alternatives. Leveraged finance is not included in the alternative client assets figure.