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Blackrock's Hyldahl expects demand for illiquid assets to continue to climb upwards post corona

The newly-apponted co-head of Blackrock's European division, Christian Hyldahl, does not believe there has been a bubble within alternative investments prior to the crisis.

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Co-head of Blackrock's European division Christian Hyldahl expects the demand for alternative investments such as real estate and infrastructure to soar despite high valuations driven by low interest rates, writes Danish business daily Berlingske. Hyldahl, who assumed the position at the world's largest asset manager in February, tells the media that some of the illiquid asset classes hadn't reached bubble-like territory prior to the corona--crisis.

"The valuation [of alternatives, ed.] has been very expensive, but this counts for listed equities, too. We believe that demand for unlisted assets will increase significantly in the future," he says to Berlingske.

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