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BlackRock Says Investors Ratcheting Up Risk in Low-Rate World

  • Mateos y Lago says money flowing to EM bonds, corporate debt
  • Global stockpile of negative-yielding debt hits $16.3 trillion
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Investors Moving Away From Traditional Safe Havens: BlackRock’s Mateos y Lago

The prospect of a long spell of low-to-negative global interest rates is pushing money managers into riskier securities where they may have less experience, according to BlackRock Inc.

It’s a trend that should continue as investors look beyond traditional haven assets for yield and resilience, said London-based Isabelle Mateos y Lago, the global head of the firm’s official institutions group. That means turning toward illiquid and alternative investments as well as high-yield debt, she said.