Rising inequality, environmental pressures, increased protectionism and the reduced effectiveness of monetary policy have put institutions globally under stress. So what does this mean for markets? We go behind the scenes at our Investment Forum with Philipp Hildebrand, Tom Donilon, Brian Deese and Teresa O'Flynn to find out.
This year, millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest living adult generation in the U.S. And that’s not the only shift that’s underway. Nora Vonier discusses how millennials are driving megatrends – technology, demographics and social change, urbanization, climate change and emerging global wealth.
Adam French, Co-Founder of robo-advisor Scalable Capital, discusses the challenges he faced in building Scalable Capital from the ground up and how robo-advisors can help increase transparency and trust in the investment process.
The September attack on Saudi Arabian energy facilities was the most significant strike on energy infrastructure in decades – but markets didn’t seem to think so. So why was the reaction so muted? Amer Bisat sheds some light on the mystery: what happened, why it happened and what comes next.
After the tech bubble burst in 2002, it took 15 years for the tech-heavy Nasdaq stock index to reclaim its losses. But with tech back in the headlines as the sector to keep an eye on, is it time to take the money and run? Tony Kim discusses what makes today different from history.
The hype for blockchain has simmered compared to past euphoria – but there’s still a lot to look forward to. Robbie Mitchnick walks through the evolution of blockchain and cryptoassets and discusses what’s next.
Megatrends are changing the global economy's trajectory by shifting societies’ priorities, driving innovation and redefining business models. Evy Hambro discusses five megatrends we’re paying attention to and how they’re shifting the way we invest.
Global growth is slowing, we're late in the business cycle, and geopolitical tensions could wind back decades of globalization. Elga Bartsch, Tom Donilon, Rick Rieder and other strategists and portfolio managers share our views for the remainder of 2019.
Geopolitical whiplash looks set to continue, with ongoing trade disputes around the world, 2020 U.S. elections in full swing and tensions building in the Gulf. Eric Van Nostrand discusses why geopolitics will drive markets moving forward, and how to build it into the investment process.
New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discusses his learnings from the dark underbelly of the internet, how technology is influencing our politics and culture and his journey to using his phone less.
China has become one of the most vibrant hubs for technology in the world in short order. Rui Zhao discusses the forces behind China's technology dominance, and why the tech race may not need a winner.
The drama over Brexit continues to dominate headlines. Chief Multi-Asset Strategist Isabelle Mateos y Lago helps us make sense of what we should be watching for from the United Kingdom – and Europe more broadly.
Only 52% of women are saving for retirement, versus 61% of men. We break the glass ceiling with Anne Ackerley, Head of U.S. and Canada Defined Contribution and co-founder of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network.
Tom Donilon, Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute and former U.S. National Security Advisor, discusses the geopolitical risks that will shape the year ahead and offers lessons learned during his time working for three U.S. presidents.