Matthew Tucker

Matthew Tucker

Matthew Tucker, CFA, Managing Director, is the Head of iShares Fixed Income Strategy team within BlackRock's Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team. He leads the product strategy effort for iShares exchange traded funds in North and Latin America. His team focuses on developing new fixed income iShares strategies, partnering with the iShares team on product delivery, and supporting clients in the use of iShares funds. Mr. Tucker's service with the firm dates back to 1996, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Matt has worked in the fixed income markets for over 15 years as a portfolio manager, trader and strategist. He was part of the team that developed and launched the world's first fixed income ETF in 2002, and spent a number of years as the portfolio manager for the funds. For the past decade he has been an active voice in the fixed income ETF market, helping further investors' understanding and usage of this new asset class. As part of this effort he has published a number of white papers on fixed income ETF markets and mechanics. Mr. Tucker began his career at Barra, where he supported clients in the use of Barra's fixed-income analytics. Mr. Tucker earned a BS degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and is a CFA Charter Holder.

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  1. Investing

    Watch Your Duration When Rates Rise

    While recent market volatility is leading investors to look for the nearest exit, here are some suggestions for bond exposure in attractive sectors.
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What's The Difference Between Bond & Equity ETFs?

    Learn how different stock ETFs and bond ETFs are, though they actually have quite a few things in common.
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What You Need To Know About Bond ETF Yields

    When it comes to fixed income investing, yield is an important component of a bond investment’s total return to accurately assess if it's the right move.
  4. Investing

    What Are The Three Key Elements of a Bond ETF?

    We explore the bond ETFs basics, because the only way to appreciate the benefits that this type of investment offers is to first understand how they work.
  5. Economics

    What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start to normalize monetary policy.
  6. Investing

    Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a bond or cash flow in the future.
  7. Investing

    How Much Is Your Investment Worth? A Look At TVM

    Investors are always searching for ways to calculate what an investment is worth. What will the money we invest today be worth in 5, 10, or even 50 years?
  8. Investing

    Why Some Investors Are Tilting Toward TIPS

    Last month’s five-year TIPS auction drew nearly $48 billion in interest, a sign of recent renewed demand for this inflation indexed asset among investors.
  9. Retirement

    Facing Retirement? Look Beyond 100% Bonds

    Retiring doesn't mean putting all your money in bonds. There are two things to consider when it comes to be invested in bonds: growth and inflation.
  10. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream of cash flows for income.
  11. Bonds & Fixed Income

    How Rate Hikes Will Affect Your Investments?

    An interest rate hike by the Fed, which will happen either during their June or September meeting, could impact your fixed income investments.
  12. Investing

    Will 2015 Finally Be The Year For Rising Rates?

    Interest rates continued declining in 2014, but as we enter 2015 many investors are asking the same question: Will 2015 be the year for rising rates?
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Making A Move With Bond ETFs

    I talk a lot about how you can use ETFs to build bond portfolios in the current market environment, and my colleague recently explored this topic as well.
  14. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Millennials: Bonds Aren’t Just For Old People

    I have a growing number of nieces and nephews entering their 20s, who believe that when it comes to investing they should take as much risk as they can. 
  15. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Four Ways to Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure

    Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years, we see that there has been a growing demand for both investment grade and high yield corporate bonds.
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