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3 themes BlackRock is watching

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With nearly $9 trillion in assets, BlackRock is at the confluence of how money moves across the global financial system as well as tectonic shifts in market trends. The asset manager’s think-tank of economists and portfolio managers recently sat down to discuss key themes to monitor on the back of COVID-19. They include:

  1. Activity restart – How governments are planning to re-open economies; 
  2. Policy revolution – The blending of monetary and fiscal policy, and the impact on markets when support levels are tapered; and 
  3. Real resilience – Building portfolios in an era of de-globalisation. 

As these factors slowly play out, they are currently coalescing into ultra-low interest rates today and thus reducing the ability of government bonds to act as a portfolio ballast. 

In this wire Blair Hannon, ETF Specialist at BlackRock, expands on these views and discusses other potential options for fixed income investors seeking to generate higher returns. 

  

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