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Explore new sources of return with alternatives

With bond yields near record lows and the stock market near record highs amid heightened volatility, traditional 60/40 portfolios are under pressure. Find new sources of return with alternative investments
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Focus on outcomes

When you’re looking at alternatives, there is a broad universe to consider. BlackRock suggests you focus on strategies that seek to diversify or amplify.
Seek to diversify
Seek to diversify
Core bonds diversify stocks but deliver low yields. Low correlation alternative strategies can offer another way to diversify equities and seek attractive returns.
Seek to amplify
Seek to amplify
Tap into private markets to seek higher returns over traditional stocks and bonds.
To obtain more information on the funds, including the Morningstar time period ratings and standardized average annual total returns as of the most recent calendar quarter and current month-end, please visit:
Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund
Event Driven Equity Fund
BlackRock Credit Strategies Fund

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating," is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal values may fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All returns assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown. Refer to blackrock.com for most recent month-end performance.

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Our platform seeks to deliver outperformance with true partnership across a range of investment solutions. We provide you:
Access to quality opportunities
Access to quality opportunities
Our 330-plus alternative investment professionals supplement their networks and know-how with insights from BlackRock’s other 2,000-plus investors around the world.
Greater transparency
Greater transparency
We use some of the industry’s most advanced technology. We monitor 3,000 risk factors daily on Aladdin® and track 45,000 private portfolio companies on eFront.
An integrated view
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 clients’ portfolios.
A new standard of alignment
A new standard of alignment
We share our best insights and deliver BlackRock’s skill, scale and technology to help you tailor investment strategies to your clients’ needs and challenges.