BlackRock’s global credit platform has a long history of seeking to deliver client outcomes aligned with investment objectives across both public and private credit markets.

Why BlackRock for credit?

The coronavirus shock is fundamentally reshaping the investment landscape, and credit may be called upon to play a larger role in fulfilling investors’ income and capital growth needs. In periods of greater economic uncertainty where risks remain high and markets volatile, achieving superior risk-adjusted results through the credit cycle requires a different kind of partner. BlackRock’s global credit platform seeks to deliver outperformance with true partnership.

Fundamental bottom-up investors powered by a global platform
Fundamental bottom-up investors powered by a global platform
We combine global resources with local expertise to drive analysis and decisions that capture opportunities for attractive returns and increased portfolio resiliency.
Superior access to quality investment opportunities
Superior access to quality investment opportunities
Our scale, deep networks in liquid and illiquid markets, and track record of being a preferred partner for companies seeking capital are core to our ability to generate alpha.
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Learn about credit investing with the BlackRock Educational Academy (BEA)

The BlackRock Educational Academy introduces how to invest in credit across both public and private markets. In addition, how to course credit opportunities in private markets and to include it as part of your whole portfolio.

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Sessions now available on-demand


    Credit Investing markets

    By BlackRock
    James starts with defining credit and sharing where the opportunity as expanded. He shares examples of when successfully navigating the global credit markets can fit within an asset allocation framework as well as lead to alpha

    The evolution of distressed investing

    By BlackRock
    Mark shares the foundations of distressed investing and the variety of strategies that investment managers employ to generate return in distressed securities. Mark also explains the seven steps to distressed credit analysis as well as a brief history
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One shared investment philosophy

We are fundamentally investing across global credit markets while integrating the vast investment and technology resources of BlackRock to seek attractive risk-adjusted results.

Deep credit investment expertise with breadth of global resources not commonly found in credit boutiques

Our shared credit investment philosophy and process

BlackRock, as of March 31, 2021. For illustrative purposes only.

Jimmy Keenan
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of Credit
Jimmy Keenan is CIO and Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). He leads the strategy for Global Fundamental Credit.
Tim O’Hara
Global Co-Head of Credit, BlackRock Alternative Investors
Timothy O'Hara is the Global Co-Head of Credit who is responsible for determining the strategic direction and growth initiatives of the Global Credit platform.