Point of View Series
Point of View with Josh Tarnow and Michael Phelps
BlackRock's fixed income experts Josh Tarnow and Michael Phelps discuss the opportunities in fixed income credit strategies, the potential of a long/short approach and how an allocation to such strategies can enhance returns, reduce volatility and diversify portfolios from interest rate risk.
Point of View With Rick Rieder - October 2012
Rick Rieder, Co-Chair of BlackRock's Special Credit Opportunities Investment Committee, discusses the unprecedented credit-related opportunities being created in the post-crisis fixed income world, and the benefits of incorporating credit strategies into a portfolio.
Point of View With Luiz Soares and Jeff Shen - September 2012
Long a source of potential reward as well as perceived risk, emerging markets can represent an attractive asset class for investors seeking returns and diversification. BlackRock's emerging markets experts discuss opportunities, misconceptions and ways of incorporating the asset class into your portfolio.
Point of View With the Global Allocation Team - September 2012
A fog of uncertainty across financial markets has investors perplexed and, in some cases, sitting idle. The go-anywhere BlackRock Global Allocation Team offers insight into the opportunities and challenges facing investors today.
Point of View With Richard Turnill and Stuart Reeve - July 2012
Investors seeking income need to think equities, think global and act now, says Richard Turnill and Stuart Reeve. Here, the portfolio managers of the BlackRock Global Dividend Income Fund make a compelling case for investment in high-quality, global, dividend-paying stocks.
Point of View With Rick Rieder and Bob Miller - June 2012
In the aftermath of the twin credit and sovereign debt crises, opportunities and risks in fixed income investing have changed dramatically and the old ways of accessing income, return and capital preservation no longer work. In this context, BlackRock's fixed income experts discuss why traditional strategies should be replaced with a flexible fixed income approach.
Point of View with Brian Weinstein and Martin Hegarty - May 2012
While the current rate of core inflation is muted, the Federal Reserve's incredibly accommodative monetary policy means that higher rates of inflation may be on the horizon, and investors should be prepared. BlackRock's senior inflation-linked fixed income experts discuss the value that Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) can provide to a portfolio.
Point of View With Peter Hayes - March 2012
After staging a strong comeback in 2011, investors wonder what's next for the tax-exempt municipal bond market. Peter Hayes, Head of BlackRock's Municipal Bonds Group, addresses this and more about the once "sleepy" asset class.
Point of View With Jim Keenan - March 2012
Investors are starved for income today. Could high yield be the answer? Jim Keenan, Head of BlackRock's Leveraged Finance Group, makes a compelling argument for why high yield deserves a place in investor portfolios today.
Point of View With Michael Fredericks - February 2012
With interest rates at historic lows, Michael Fredericks offers new ways of thinking about the search for income, including considering alternative income sources and a go-anywhere tactical asset allocation strategy.
Point of View With Leland Hart - February 2012
2011 was a tale of two markets for floating-rate loans. Despite the year of contradictions, Leland Hart, Head of the BlackRock Bank Loan Team, sees a clear opportunity in the asset class for investors seeking income and portfolio diversification.
Point of View With Jeff Shen and Rodolfo Martell
While emerging markets have offered excellent opportunities for returns, they have come at the cost of volatility. BlackRock's emerging markets experts discuss the growth potential of these regions, as well as how a long/short equity strategy provides investors a risk-controlled way to access the growth potential.
Point of View With Michael Fredericks
Although markets have been buffeted by tremendous volatility, Michael Fredericks believes investors can benefit from tactical asset allocation, a diversified, performance-enhancing approach to portfolio management.
Point of View With the Equity Dividend Fund Team
What's a risk-aware, income-seeking investor to do at a time when government bond yields are at historic lows? Portfolio managers of the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund discuss the merits of income-oriented equities.
Point of View With the Commodity Strategies Fund Team
Adding commodities exposure to an investment portfolio can offer diversification benefits and inflation protection. Members of the BlackRock Commodity Strategies Fund team discuss the opportunity in commodities today and a new mutual fund for tapping into it.
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