Global Consultant Relations

Investment Consultants

Working with corporate pensions, local government pension schemes, wealth, endowments, foundations & charities and insurers across geographies, our Global Consultant Relations team partners with regional, national and global investment consultants to develop innovative solutions on behalf of their clients.

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.

How we partner with investment consultants

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Depth of expertise
Over 30 years of committing significant resources to understanding and meeting consultant objectives on behalf of their clients.
Creating innovative solutions
Innovative solutions
Risk analytics and portfolio analysis, risk management, trading and reporting tools. We seek to understand and solve clients’ needs in the context of the whole portfolio.
Navigating private markets
Navigating private markets
We use technology to provide more clarity and to seek improved return potential, with 100,000 unique companies and 50,000 properties tracked by eFront.1
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ESG integration
Our engagement with external parties and integration of ESG risks and opportunities into our solutions, attest to our focus on ESG issues, within an investment context.

1 BlackRock, 31 March 2023: Figure refers to eFront platform. While proprietary technology platforms may help manage risk, risk cannot be eliminated.

Case study examples of how we partner with Consultants

Constructing portfolios based on the long-term trends

Thematic investing, is still somewhat an unchartered territory for many, but the confluence of these global megatrends is prompting structural shifts in many industries.

We partnered with a global investment consultant firm on idea generation and constructing multi-theme portfolios which integrated biodiversity, climate change and circular economy themes. These conversations range from portfolio construction and analytics to technology usage and reporting. We held roundtables with Research Consultants, teach-ins with Field Consultants and B2B conversations with senior leaders, portfolio managers and CIOs, to capture the most valuable insights for our analysis.

Developing targeted strategies

Diversified Private Debt (DPD) was developed in partnership with UK investment consultants. Specifically created for UK pension schemes to address their needs for income and diversification, across a variety of global private debt markets.

The strategy provides exposure to a diversified mix of standalone, scaled private debt strategies, through a single solution. This simplified governance structure combines bottom-up selection with top-down strategy allocation and the flexibility to capitalise on market dynamics.

The launch of BlackRock Senior Securitised Fund (BSSF)

Created in close collaboration with BlackRock’s global investment teams, clients and investment consultants, BSSF is BlackRock’s flagship global securitised pooled fund. The Fund was designed to meet the strong demand for Securitised assets from numerous client types, both institutional and wealth, seeking access to diversify their fixed income exposures.

Asset-backed securities are a versatile asset class that can play a wide range of roles in client portfolios. Ranging from allocations in collateral buckets to growth portfolios, as well as those seeking liquid investment strategies that offer favourable risk-reward characteristics.

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Meet our Consultant Relations team

With team members in the UK and Continental Europe, BlackRock’s dedicated Global Consultant Relations Group team serves as a central point of contact for the investment and risk management services for the consultant community.

Anne Parthiot-Mons
Head of EMEA Institutional Client Business & Co-Head of Global Consultant Relations
Andreas Froehlich
Head of Consultant Relations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Risk Warnings

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.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Changes in the rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to diminish or increase. Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially. Levels and basis of taxation may change from time to time.

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