BlackRock Mymap range

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Building good, diversified investment solutions for your clients can take time. So to save you time we've built MyMap.

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.

Introducing MyMap

MyMap is a set of simple, risk-managed, cost-effective multi-asset funds, all ready for your clients to use.

They offer clients access to the long-term growth and income that investing can provide, helping them meet financial goals and map out their future.

They offer you a simple, quick solution to meet client needs, freeing your time to focus on building your business or attracting new clients.

Your clients do more with their money. You do more with your time.

Risk: There can be no guarantee that the investment strategy can be successful and the value of investments may go down as well as up.

Mapping your future sustainably

Our investment team believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues can have a material impact on the future development of the world economy as well as how investments should be made with long-term prospects in mind.

Risk: This information should not be relied upon as investment advice, or a recommendation regarding any products, strategies. The environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations discussed herein may affect an investment team’s decision to invest in certain companies or industries from time to time. Results may differ from portfolios that do not apply similar ESG considerations to their investment process.

Explore our new BlackRock MyMap 5 Select ESG fund
The fund considers a broad spectrum of ESG themes when selecting its investments: climate change, natural resources, pollution and waste, environmental opportunities, human capital, product liability, stakeholder opposition, social opportunities, corporate governance and corporate behaviour.
Mapping your future sustainably
ESG at the forefront of investors' minds
Now more than ever ESG is at the forefront of investors' minds. Whilst some investors choose ESG strategies to more closely align to their personal beliefs, passions and convictions, during the recent downturn we have observed two important trends. Take a look at our latest infographic on what these trends are and more on the recently launched MyMap 5 Select ESG fund.
ESG at the forefront of investors' minds

Today's saving struggles

Increased Longevity
Increased longevity
Today’s investor needs to plan for a retirement that may last 30 years or longer.
Shifting Responsibility
Shifting responsibility
The burden for retirement saving has been steadily shifting from government and employers to individuals.
Rising Costs
Rising costs
With inflation continuing to climb, your clients are facing more expensive retirements than ever before.

BlackRock MyMap range helping to solve these problems

Simple, diversified solution to investing by offering easy-to-understand investment funds.
What’s the idea?
What’s the idea?
The MyMap range is a suite of simple, risk-managed, cost-effective, multi-asset funds that provide a simple way to create a diversified portfolio.
What’s under the bonnet?
What’s under the bonnet?
The MyMap portfolios are made up of iShares ETFs and index funds to provide access to a wide investment universe of stocks, bonds, alternatives and cash.
Why Now?
Why now?
MyMap helps savers weather today’s investing challenges with a simple, risk-managed, cost-effective way to access BlackRock’s investment systems and managers.

Risk: There can be no guarantee that the investment strategy can be successful and the value of investments may go down as well as up.
Risk: Diversification and asset allocation may not fully protect you from market risk.

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The cost-effective MyMap range seeks to generate a total return over a 5-year period, while maintaining a pre-defined risk profile, as measured by the Fund’s annualised volatility over a 5-year period.

This chart shows allocation of range.

Source: BlackRock, as at 31 March 2021. Please note, figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding and may be subject to change in the future. For illustrative purposes only.
Risk: Diversification and asset allocation may not fully protect you from market risk.
Risk: There can be no guarantee that the investment strategy can be successful, and the value of investments may go down as well as up.

We believe that adequate investment outcomes are best achieved through a disciplined, objective investment process. Our investment process aims to deliver the best outcomes for our investors by balancing risk, return, and cost.

Levering BlackRock's full power

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Cost: Using iShares ETFs as cost effective and high-quality building blocks along with trading costs integrated into portfolio construction using proprietary transaction cost models.

Risk: Harnessing BlackRock’s Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group to understand the day-to-day risk exposures and our proprietary Aladdin Platform for stress testing future results.

Return: Using long horizon forecasts and multi-faceted scientific asset class research to generate long-term views on key portfolio drivers.

Investment strategy risk: There can be no guarantee that the investment strategy can be successful and the value of investments may go down as well as up.

The MyMap funds’ asset allocation is the key driver of their returns and describes how the funds are invested across stocks, bonds, alternatives, and cash. The MyMap funds draw on the deep level of investment and risk expertise across BlackRock in order to determine their optimal asset allocation, which in turn aims to deliver the better outcomes for our investors in any given market environment.

MyMap asset allocation

Source: BlackRock, as of April 2020. Due to the active asset allocation, the construction will change from time to time.
Risk: Diversification and asset allocation may not fully protect you from market risk.

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Sources: Defaqto, October 2021. Dynamic Planner, October 2021.
Risk: Diversification and asset allocation may not fully protect you from market risk.

Risk: There can be no guarantee that the investment strategy can be successful, and the value of investments may go down as well as up.

About Defaqto
Defaqto is a leading financial information, ratings and fintech business, that has been operating for over 25 years. The Defaqto ratings for MyMap 3, MyMap 4, MyMap 5 and MyMap 6 went live in June 2019, while the Defaqto rating for MyMap 5 Select ESG went live in July 2021. The risk ratings were reviewed in October 2021.
Defaqto independently maps risk-bound multi-asset funds with 10 Defaqto risk levels, enabling advisers to match portfolios to their clients' risk profiles. A Risk Rating of 1 indicates that a proposition represents the lowest risk; a Risk Rating of 10 indicates the highest level of risk.
These bands have been created in partnership with Hymans Robertson, and Defaqto have a robust process that reviews funds and the levels that they map to on a quarterly basis.

Defaqto Risk Profiles as of October 2021

3 – Cautious
Cautious investors tend to target a modest level of growth via a portfolio of mixed assets. Their portfolios will primarily be invested in fixed interest assets but also defensive equity and property so as to achieve relatively stable long-term returns. In the short-term, they typically expect some volatility.
4 – Cautious balanced
Cautious balanced investors tend to target a moderate level of capital appreciation by investing in a multi-asset portfolio. Their investments will be mainly in UK fixed interest securities, equities – in particular UK equities – and property. They typically expect a moderate amount of volatility.
5 – Balanced
Balanced investors tend to target longer-term capital growth. Their investments will be mainly in fixed interest, equities with a UK focus and also some ‘alternative’ asset classes, mostly property. They typically expect some volatility in return for the possibility of higher long-term returns.
7 – Growth
Growth investors tend to target long-term capital growth by adopting a higher risk level. Their investments will typically be in UK and overseas equities, but also some ‘alternative’ asset classes, for the purpose of achieving long-term capital appreciation.
For further information, please visit Defaqto’s website: https://www.defaqto.com/

About Dynamic Planner, October 2021

Dynamic Planner is a risk-based financial planning system, with an independent 16-year asset risk model. The Dynamic Planner ratings for MyMap 3, MyMap 4, MyMap 5 and MyMap 6 went live in July 2019, while the Dynamic Planner rating for MyMap 5 Select ESG went live in October 2020. The risk ratings are reviewed every quarter.

Dynamic Planner’s risk-profiling process is driven by rigorous analysis of the underlying asset mix of a fund, as well as considering factors such as the flexibility of the investment mandate, monthly trend analysis of the underlying asset constituents and observed performance. Once this analysis is complete, the data is calibrated to the underlying asset forecast assumptions of the Dynamic Planner model. The expected risk of the fund is then determined using a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) which can then be aligned to client risk profiles.

Every quarter, Dynamic Planner’s fund risk profiling team carefully review the latest data to ensure the original risk profile assessment remains accurate, using Dynamic Planner’s latest set of Capital Market Assumptions.

Dynamic Planner Risk Profiles as of October 2021

Risk Profile 3 of 10 - Low
A target portfolio for this risk profile is most likely to contain mainly low-risk and some medium-risk investments, including money market investments, government bonds, Sterling corporate bonds, global bonds as well as Property. It will also be expected to contain some high-risk investments such as shares, held mainly in the UK but with smaller amounts in other developed markets as well as other higher-risk investments. As a result, you should always check that you are comfortable with what’s included.
Risk Profile 4 of 10 - Lowest medium
A portfolio for this risk profile is most likely to contain mainly low- and medium-risk investments, including money market investments, government bonds, Sterling corporate bonds, and a mix of global bonds as well as Property. It will also be expected to contain some high-risk investments such as shares, but held mainly in UK and other developed markets. Small amounts in other higher-risk investments may also be included. As a result, you should always check that you are comfortable with what’s included.
Risk Profile 5 of 10 - Low medium
A portfolio for this risk profile is most likely to contain low-, medium- and high-risk investments, including money market investments, government bonds, Sterling corporate bonds and global bonds as well as Property. It will also be expected to contain some high-risk investments such as shares, but held mainly in UK and other developed markets, and also a small amount in other higher-risk investments such as shares in emerging markets. As a result, you should always check that you are comfortable with what’s included.
Risk Profile 7 of 10 - Highest medium
A portfolio for this risk profile is most likely to contain mainly high- and very-high-risk investments, such as UK, overseas developed and emerging market shares. It is also expected to have a small amount of medium-risk investments such as Property as well as Sterling corporate bonds and global bonds including higher income types. Always check that you are comfortable with the investments that are included in your chosen portfolio.
For further information, please visit Dynamic Planner’s website: https://www.dynamicplanner.com/
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Related resources

MyMap range brochure
MyMap range brochure
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MyMap range flyer
MyMap range flyer
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Market commentary
Market commentary
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For those who want to put their money to work and stay one step ahead of inflation, we launched the MyMap funds.
Distribution partners
Distribution partners
The MyMap range are available through the leading fund supermarkets, life insurance companies and wrap providers in the UK.
Meet the team
Meet the team
Find out more about the team managing the range.