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.

  1. Investing

    Why Some Bond Investors Should Cheer Rising Interest Rates

    Many bond investors worry about rising interest rates, but perhaps not everyone should. We explain why your investment time ...
  2. Investing

    How To Trade Bonds Like A Pro

    Bond ETFs can add value to a portfolio, whether you are an individual investor, financial advisor or institutional investor. ...
  3. Investing

    Understand the Risks of Bond Market Investing

    Selecting bonds that match your investment goals is easier said than done.
  4. Investing

    3 Roles Bonds Can Play in a Portfolio

    Matt reminds investors not to get distracted and neglect the objective of their fixed income investments.
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    3 Ways ETFs Have Revolutionized the Bond Market

    Matt and Karen take a moment to look back—and look ahead—at the bond ETF market as it marks its 15 years since inception. ...
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    A Few Reasons Why Many Financial Advisors Love Bond ETFs

    Matt and Karen break down the findings on bond ETFs from the most recent Cerulli report, and chat about where the asset class ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    What’s Behind the Run-Up in Emerging Market Bonds?

    Emerging market bonds have gotten a lot of attention this year. When choosing a fund, consider sustained performance rather ...
  8. Investing

    10 Surprising Facts About HYG

    The market’s first high yield bond ETF turns 10, and there is a lot about the fund that you may not know.
  9. Investing

    What Does the SF Bay Bridge Have to Do with Bond Investing?

    With the recent increase in short-term rates by the Federal Reserve, it’s a good time to go over what the yield curve is ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    Factoring in Fixed Income

    Matt and Sara sat down to chat about how factor-based insights can help build better fixed income portfolios in a cost effective ...
  11. Investing

    3 Common Mistakes Investors Make with their Bond Portfolio

    We explain why bond investing is not easy, but avoiding the most commonly made mistakes can be.
  12. Bonds / Fixed Income

    5 Big Things to Know About the Bond Market in 2017

    Matt shares his market insights with bond investors as more interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve and more inflation ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    New Year, New Investing Strategy: Exploring ETFs

    Whether you’re a seasoned investor or new to the markets, you need to learn as much as you can about the present environment ...
  14. Investing Strategy

    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 ...