BlackRock Investments: Stocks, Bonds, and Beyond Investing in Stocks and Bonds has long been considered a reliable way to grow one’s savings. But with volatile markets, investors are increasingly looking for alternatives. Asset management company BlackRock Inc (NYSE: BLK) is at the center of these changing investment trends. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager and is now leading the way in introducing new and innovative products to the market.
BlackRock’s Rick Rieder recently suggested that the traditional 60/40 stock/bond portfolio should be flipped to 40/60 this year, with a focus on international Stocks. In a recent Bloomberg piece, Rieder also commented that investors should be wary of traditional fixed income Investments and should consider diversifying Investments into ETFs and other asset classes.
At least 200 financial institutions around the world have had exposure to Adani Group’s $8 billion in dollar Bonds, most of which slid into junk status in March. BlackRock, one of the world’s largest bond holders, has been vocal about its opposition to Adani’s plans for a coal mine project in Australia. BlackRock has also committed to reducing its exposure to companies that are heavily reliant on coal for their power generation and mining activities.