Liquid & Illiquid offering
Alternative investments

Alternative strategies & assets

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?

We are building Tomorrow’s Alternative Platform to help evolve the industry and to continue to deliver on our promise to clients: Outperformance with true partnership. We offer a range of investments in: real estate, infrastructure, private equity, credit, hedge funds and alternative strategies.


We strive to bring you best-in-class ideas for your portfolios drawing upon our global footprint and execution capabilities.

Greater transparency

Helping you build better portfolios with market-leading technology and industry-leading insights.

An integrated view

We provide you with a whole portfolio view so you have a deeper understanding of how alternatives impact the rest of your portfolio.

A new standard of alignment

We work with investors as a true partner and fiduciary by understanding your needs and challenges and delivering a tailored approach

BlackRock is tomorrow’s alternatives platform

Our US$239 billion platform is designed to deliver outperformance with true partnership across a range of investments in: real estate, infrastructure, private equity, credit, hedge funds and alternative strategies. We continue to innovate, leveraging our technology, our scale and our fiduciary model to better serve our clients.

Source: BlackRock, May 2021