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2021 Midyear Outlook

What comes after the economic restart? We see three themes for markets shaping the remainder of the year – read more in the BlackRock Investment Institute’s Midyear Outlook.

Christian Hyldahl, CO-Head of Continental Europe and Head of the Nordics, BlackRock.

Hello, and welcome to BlackRock in the Nordics. We have had a presence in the region since 2008, we employ more than 45 people across Denmark and Sweden, manage more than 100bn dollars and we indirectly help millions of people across the region to invest in their financial well-being. We are proud to be an important part of the local economies.

In January 2020, we published a letter - setting out our ambitions for BlackRock - to take leadership as a sustainable investor on behalf of our clients whose money we invest. I am delighted to say that, since then, we have delivered significant progress.

Just a few of the highlights include that, today, all of our active and advisory strategies are ESG integrated – covering US$2.7 trillion in assets.

We introduced 93 new sustainable solutions in 2020, helping clients allocate billions of dollars into sustainable investment strategies over the year.

And we have added 1,200 sustainability metrics to our technology platform to help clients better understand ESG and physical climate risks.

Now, in 2021, we are pushing ahead once again. We have announced a set of actions that we are taking to help move our clients’ portfolios – and the Nordic as well as the global economy – towards the crucial target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The net zero transition is an imperative for society and for the planet, and it will reshape the global economy, offering a number of exciting investment opportunities. This is an important moment for us all.

Whether you are an existing or prospective client, a possible future colleague, a business partner, or just an interested member of society, welcome to BlackRock.

Investing sustainably for our clients

Watch Christian Hyldahl, Co-Head of Continental Europe and Head of the Nordics, share the progress that BlackRock is making in Sweden to help our clients invest in a better, more sustainable future.

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PRESSURE TESTED

iShares fixed income ETFs provided liquidity and price discovery when investors needed it most.1

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1During stressed markets, iShares UCITS fixed income ETFs traded an average of US $17.5B (21 Feb - 20 Mar 2020), more than twice the 2019 weekly average of $7.8B. All amounts in $USD.