What are multi-asset strategies?

A multi-asset strategy combines different types of assets, such as stocks, bonds, real estate or cash to create a more nimble and broadly diversified portfolio. Fund managers make big-picture decisions and balance asset classes to achieve particular investment outcomes, such as growth, income or risk minimization.

What are the outcomes multi-asset investment strategies can help you achieve?

Multi-asset investment strategies can help you to achieve particular investment outcomes, such as:

  1. Growth: Seek long-term capital appreciation at lower levels of volatility than stocks
  2. Income: Seek cash flow in a risk-aware and diversified manner
  3. Absolute Return: Seek consistent returns across market cycles with low correlation to traditional stocks and bonds
  4. Lifecycle: Seek consistent lifetime consumption across multiple time horizons

What are the benefits of multi-asset investment strategies?

Multi-asset investing recognizes that global markets are interconnected, and that new information can impact more than one asset class. Multi-asset funds offer the expertise of experienced fund managers who make investment decisions for you, such as whether to invest more assets overseas, shift assets from bonds to other income-generating securities, dial back risk or seek better opportunities. You benefit from high-level allocation strategy, a critical component to investment success.

Broad, unbiased opportunities
Broad, unbiased opportunities
Portfolios take an agnostic approach through thematic, factor and asset class lenses
Flexible, dynamic portfolios
Flexible, dynamic portfolios
Portfolios combine multiple investment approaches and nimbly adapt to changing market conditions
Risk-first mindset
Risk-first mindset
Risk managers and portfolio managers work together to fine-tune exposures and stress test portfolios

What are some risks associated with multi-asset strategies?

One potential risk is choosing an objective that may not align with your own. For example, you may invest in an aggressive strategy when a more conservative approach might be more suitable. On the other hand, if you take too conservative an approach, it may become more difficult to achieve your long-term goals. Carefully analyze funds and strategies to determine which approach best suits your needs.

Why choose BlackRock for multi-asset strategies?

BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies platform is designed to deliver outcomes with more precision. We do this by:

  • Listening objectively to our clients
  • Eliminating investment boundaries
  • Leveraging the collective intelligence of teams and technology across BlackRock
  • Innovating in our investment strategies

BlackRock offers a wide range of multi-asset strategies to help you achieve your investment goals, no matter what they may be:


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What multi-asset strategy is best for me?

Multi-asset funds can be a powerful tool for achieving your investment objectives, but a strategy that works well for one investor may not be the best fit for another. As with any investment decision, it's important to first understand what you're trying to achieve and then identify the best strategy to get there.

You may want to consult a financial professional for advice on which multi-asset strategy might be best for you.