Why
BlackRock?
BlackRock is a global investment manager. Our founding mission was to start a company that thought differently about managing risk to better protect our clients, and it is still at our core today. No matter what your goals may be, at BlackRock, we are invested in your financial well-being.

Why BlackRock?

Do investors overlook climate risk?
Recent extreme weather events — from hurricanes and wildfires in the U.S. to heat waves in Europe and floods in Japan — have highlighted the investment risks posed by climate change. But investors may be overlooking the impact these risks have on portfolios.
We assess how physical climate changes would impact portfolios – and why markets aren’t paying enough attention.
Brian Deese, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, discusses how data and technology have allowed better insight into how companies are performing against environmental, social and governance goals.
SDG
Invests in companies that seek to address some of the world’s major social and environmental challenges while maintaining exposure to global stocks.

Do investors overlook climate risk?

Can the stock market rally last?
Markets are off to a strong start in 2019. What’s behind the rally? The global economy is still growing, and the Federal Reserve has hinted at a longer pause on interest rate hikes. But rising risks may knock markets off track. Investors should now dial down risk and focus on quality in portfolios.
Slowing growth and trade disputes could fuel uncertainty. We discuss how to build resilience into portfolios.
ISTB
Short term bonds can help add stability to portfolios, while also providing a source of income.

Can the stock market rally last?

Take charge of
your finances
Money is ranked the #1 source of stress in people’s lives, higher than physical health, work or family. The key to tackling it? Making wealth a part of our overall picture of well-being. Taking small steps around our wealth can have benefits not just for the future, but also for our well-being today.
We surveyed 27,000 people around the globe to uncover the connection between wealth and well-being.
Retirees James and Inja Yates have donated over $70k to their community by hosting travelers. By investing for their future, they’re giving back today.
We’ve partnered with Girlboss on a series of educational emails to help you improve your financial standing once and for all.

Take charge of your finances

Mapping climate-related risks
What are the implications of climate-related risks for investment portfolios? It’s been hard to answer this question – until recently. Advances in climate and data science now allow us to assess the financial such risks – down to a granular level. Read more in our Weekly commentary.
Estimated U.S. GDP impacts under “no climate action” scenario, 2060-2080
Estimated U.S. GDP impacts under “no climate action” scenario, 2060-2080
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Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Rhodium Group, March 2019. Notes: The map shows the projected GDP impact in 2060-2080 on U.S. metropolitan areas under a “no climate action” scenario. Climate changes are measured relative to a 1980 baseline. The analysis includes the effect of changes in crime and mortality rates, labor productivity, heating and cooling demand, agricultural productivity for bulk commodity crops, and expected annual losses from coastal storms. It accounts for correlations across these variables and through time — and excludes a number of difficult to measure variables such as migration and inland flooding. See Rhodium Group’s March 2019 paper Clear, Present and Underpriced: The Physical Risks of Climate Change for further details on its methodology. Forward-looking estimates may not come to pass.

Mapping climate-related risks

Invest for the outcome you want
Markets are marked by increased challenges, from trade tensions to changing monetary policy to still-low yields. As a result, investors may need to work harder to achieve the outcomes they want. Explore three strategies to help your portfolio meet your needs.
Investors with a longer time horizon may want to take more risk in their portfolio. Stocks targeted towards momentum and growth have been able to deliver higher returns over time.

Invest for the outcome you want

Set a target
for retirement
People are living longer, which means they need their retirement savings to last longer, too. Starting early and understanding the different ways to save can help investors build a retirement plan with confidence.
The investment needs of your retirement plan will likely change over time. No matter where you are in life, find a plan that matches your goals and tolerance for risk.
We asked 401(k) plan savers about their goals and concerns for retirement – and what they are looking for from their employer. Find out what they told us.
These target date funds are professionally managed portfolios of diversified investments that adjust over time.

Set a target for retirement

USMV

58.79

Net Asset Value ($)

12.67

Total Returns (%)

AGG

108.05

Net Asset Value ($)

2.43

Total Returns (%)

SDG

59.82

Net Asset Value ($)

12.77

Total Returns (%)