WATCH: BlackRock’s Boa on an “unsustainable environment”

Volatility and stock market repricing have made things more challenging for investors. Belinda Boa, CIO of emerging markets at BlackRock, says they now need to be rewarded for risk.


Last year was a very different environment for investors than this year according to senior BlackRock executive, Belinda Boa. In 2017 you had low volatility, global growth, low inflation, little macro uncertainty and strong returns. This year, however, has been characterised by volatility and stock market repricing. This means investors are asking to be rewarded for the risk they are taking.