Map Your Future with BlackRock

Capital at Risk: All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

Investing for your future is important and it doesn’t have to be complicated. No matter what stage of your journey, we can help turn savings into investments for a more worry free and healthy financial future.

Saving – the fuel for investing

0 %
Consider themselves a 'saver' rather than an 'investor'
Only
0 %
invest in stocks,
bonds or real estate

The importance of investing over saving - long term returns:

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Cash
0%
Stocks
0%
Bonds
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50/50 Stocks and bonds
Growth over 20 years

Source: BlackRock Global Investor Pulse 2018, Nat Rep Base: UK (4,163). *74% of all people in our survey consider themselves a ‘saver’ rather than an ‘investor’. Morningstar, as at 31 March 2019, in USD. Stocks based on MSCI ACWI Index, Bonds based on Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index, Cash based on UK Savings £25,000+. 50/50 portfolio rebalanced monthly, does not reflect transaction costs or any associated taxes.

Increased Longevity
Today’s investor needs to plan for a retirement that may last 30 years or longer.
Increased Longevity
Shifting Responsibility
The burden for retirement saving has been steadily shifting from government and employers to individuals.
Shifting Responsibility
Rising Costs
With inflation continuing to climb, your clients are facing more expensive retirements than ever before.
Rising Costs

Markets are becoming increasingly unpredictable

There’s never been a better time to put one of the world’s most trusted and respected investment and risk managers to work for you

Credit Crisis
Foreign Market Crisis
Recession
Currency Crisis
Inflation

Source: BlackRock, April 2019

Introducing BlackRock’s MyMap range

Simple, diversified solution to investing by offering four easy-to-understand investment funds.
Solution
Solution
BlackRock have launched a range of 4 multi-asset funds to provide a simple way to create a diversified portfolio. The range provides full transparency and increased diversification as part of a liquid, cost effective solution.
Built With
Built With
The funds are predominantly made up of iShares ETFs and index funds to access the underlying universe of bonds, stocks, alternatives and cash.
Why Now
Why Now
MyMap funds offer investors the opportunity to gain access to BlackRock’s best thinking in a diversified, transparent and cost-effective form, in one easy investment trade.
Built with iShares index funds - they are cost-effective, dynamically risk managed and rebalanced regularly to ensure they are fit for any market environment.

Reasons to consider MyMap

Key Features

  • Helps build a diversified portfolio based on your desired level of risk.
  • Low cost access to investing, managed by BlackRock.
  • Actively managed with the aim of delivering a total return, while maintaining a pre-defined risk profile as measured by the Fund’s annualised volatility over a 5-year period.

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. The investor may not get back the amount originally invested.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Changes in the rates of exchange between currencies may cause the value of investments to diminish or increase. Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility fund and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially. Levels and basis of taxation may change from time to time.

Fund Risks

Investment in collective investment schemes The price of underlying funds changes regularly depending on the performance of the assets held by the underlying funds which in turn may affect the value of your investment.

Counterparty Risk The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Fund to financial loss.

Fixed income risk Two main risks related to fixed income investing are interest rate risk and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in the market value of bonds. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the bond will not be able to repay the principal and make interest payments.

Equity risk The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.

Liquidity Risk The Fund’s investments may have low liquidity which often causes the value of these investments to be less predictable. In extreme cases, the Fund may not be able to realise the investment at the latest market price or at a price considered fair.

Currency Risk The Fund invests in other currencies. Changes in exchange rates will therefore affect the value of the investment.

Property/Commodity ETFs The fund may invest in exchange traded funds which have exposure to property securities and commodities (through an index). Property investments are subject to adverse changes in economic conditions, adverse local market conditions and risks associated with the acquisition, financing and ownership and operation and disposal of real property. The underlying commodities index may concentrate investment on selected commodity futures of multinational markets. This makes the exchange traded fund extremely dependent on the performance of the commodity markets concerned.

Volatility risk There is no guarantee that the Fund will perform as expected and remain within the stated volatility tolerances. The fact the Fund remains within the stated volatility tolerances does not guarantee positive performance. The volatility management process may reduce the effect of falls in market prices but may equally moderate the effect of rises in market prices. When markets are volatile, managing volatility within tolerances will require the asset allocation of the Fund to be changed more frequently than normal. The cost of the transactions required to effect these changes will be met by the Fund and may affect returns.