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Rick Rieder: Nobody Has Ever Seen Anything Like This

The prominent manager of BlackRock Global Allocation Fund addresses the COVID-19 pandemic's macroeconomic impacts and their implications for asset allocation and investing.

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Our guest this week is Rick Rieder. Rieder is BlackRock's global chief investment officer of fixed income, and co-head of BlackRock's global fixed-income platform. In addition, Rieder serves as a member of BlackRock's global operating committee and is chairman of the BlackRock firm-wide Investment Council. As part of his responsibilities Rieder manages several prominent BlackRock strategies, including BlackRock Global Allocation, BlackRock Total Return, and BlackRock Strategic Income Opportunities. He's currently a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. Before joining BlackRock in 2009, Rieder was president and CEO of R3 Capital Partners, and prior to that did a stint at Lehman Brothers. Rieder earned his Bachelor's degree in finance from Emory University and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Background

Rick Rieder’s bio

Rick Rieder’s twitter account @rickrieder

BlackRock Total Return Fund

BlackRock Global Allocation Fund

BlackRock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund

Macro and Outlook 

BlackRock’s 2020 Global Outlook

“Eight Key Investment Themes for 2020” by Rick Rieder, Russell Brownback, and Trevor Slaven; January 2020

“How Large is the Coronavirus Macro Shock?” by Elga Bartsch, Jean Boivin, and Philipp Hildebrand; April 7, 2020

BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Monthly Commentary; April 2020

BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Special Commentary; April 2020