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‘Mega’ market forces dictate more active approach – BlackRock

The world’s largest fund manager’s chief APAC strategist thinks inflation will last longer, so investors need to find resilient assets.

BlackRock chief investment strategist for the Asia-Pacific region, Ben Powell.

Will Mace Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Key points
  • What’s at stake: World’s largest asset manager BlackRock has unique insights into how markets will change and develop.
  • Background: ASB Bank has ‘insourced’ BlackRock to manage aspects of its own fund portfolio, while the company has also announced the launch of a NZ-focused climate infrastructure fund.
  • Main players: BlackRock, ASB Bank, NZ Government, global hyper-power and emerging markets economies.

The current era of heightened and persistent market volatility means investors will need to pay a little more attention than usual to where their money is allocated, and be ready to shift more often, according to BlackRock’s chief investment strategist for the Asia-Pacific region, Ben Powell.

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Key points
  • What’s at stake: World’s largest asset manager BlackRock has unique insights into how markets will change and develop.
  • Background: ASB Bank has ‘insourced’ BlackRock to manage aspects of its own fund portfolio, while the company has also announced the launch of a NZ-focused climate infrastructure fund.
  • Main players: BlackRock, ASB Bank, NZ Government, global hyper-power and emerging markets economies.
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