BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. Listed on the NYSE since 1999, BlackRock employs more than 16,000 employees in 38 countries.
BlackRock Singapore offers clients a comprehensive range of solutions that spans the risk spectrum, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Our clients include corporates, banks, individuals, family offices, insurance companies, official institutions, third-party mutual funds and governments. Our Singapore office is a key investment hub for Asian fixed income, Asian private credit, Asian private real estate and Global REITS. It is also one of the key technology hubs for BlackRock, supporting our Aladdin business.
BlackRock manages a diversified fixed income portfolio comprising predominantly US Investment Grade corporate bonds. The strategy is designed to provide sustainable income and positive excess returns through the investment cycle. The portfolio is benchmarked against a customized index that targets above-market income within a duration and risk-controlled framework.
Given the savings and fund management objective of the mandate, the manager is focused on longer investment horizons and deep-value strategies, aimed at maximizing returns while minimizing downside risks to capital. This is achieved through a primary focus on sub-sector and issuer selection strategies that are driven by a robust credit research process and focus on fundamental credit quality within high grade credit.
To complement the primary allocation to core US IG fixed income, the portfolio maintains the flexibility to invest in plus sectors such as Emerging Market debt and high-quality subordinated capital instruments, which we believe provide low-correlation excess returns and beta opportunities in certain macro environments.