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

    What We Talk About when We Talk About TIPS

    We explain why investors should look at Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) and TIPS ETFs now, and what the differences are between the two.
  2. Personal Finance

    Serving Up Diversification from a Lemonade Stand

    We go back to the basics and talk about what diversification really means, and why it matters to your long-term financial goals.
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Muni Bonds Can Help Cushion the Bite of Taxes

    We evaluate why It’s important to take tax implications into consideration when investing in municipal bonds.
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Checking the Couch Cushions for Income

    Matt breaks down the yield spectrum and the corresponding risks, and suggests ways to build income in today’s low yield environment.
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Duration is On My Mind

    In this explainer on duration, we talk about some of the risks and opportunities in a potentially rising interest rate environment.
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Bonds that Have Seen the Most Traffic Lately

    We examine U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention to.
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

    As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond markets.
  8. Investing

    How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really means.
  9. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

    We find that the U.K. market has many similarities to the United States and Canada, but across the English Channel, the European continental market looks much different.
  10. Financial Analysis

    My Travel Notes on Canadian Bonds

    We take a closer look at foreign bond markets and what investors are doing in them. Today, we focus on Canada.
  11. Investing Strategy

    International Bonds are Worth Another Look

    We explain how a global bond portfolio can offer more than a U.S.-only portfolio can.
  12. Investing Strategy

    High Yield Plays a Supporting Role

    Here is a good reminder of why most of us invest in bonds: to help provide diversification against our equity holdings.
  13. Investing Strategy

    What to Look for From The Fed

    Once again it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) Board of Governors meeting, and the market is eager to see what they have to say.
  14. Investing Strategy

    What Happens to Bond ETFs in Stressed Markets?

    We are going to dive a little deeper today at how bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) fare when the markets are stressed.
  15. Investing Strategy

    What is a Bond ETF?

    Learn about the basics of bond ETFs. As a reminder, an ETF is a fund that trades on an exchange like a stock that bundles a portfolio of stocks or bonds.
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