Tag: BlackRock

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger on BlackRock’s Latest ESG Initiative

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently signed two letters outlining how the company intends to help combat climate change.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger explains why this latest initiative feels different than past promises.

BlackRock Raising Bar on ESG Investing?

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently signed two letters outlining how the company intends to help combat climate change.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger explains why this latest initiative feels different than past promises.  Charles Schwab’s D.J. Tierney discusses their move to commission-free trading, recent ETF launches, and the ongoing ETF fee war.  Fundamental Income’s Alexi Panagiotakopoulos spotlights […]

Back to the Future: iShares Megatrends

On this special edition of ETF Prime, Chad Slawner, U.S. Head of iShares Strategy, and Jeff Spiegel, U.S. Head of iShares Megatrend & International ETFs, explain five megatrends shaping our future and highlight their suite of ETFs designed to capture these trends.

BlackRock’s Karen Schenone Highlights Bond ETF Flows, iShares ETFs

With the S&P 500 enjoying its best start to a year since 1987, bond ETFs have somewhat surprisingly drawn investor interest.  Karen Schenone, Fixed Income Product Strategist at BlackRock, helps make sense of the outsized bond ETF flows and also discusses factor-focused and ESG bond ETFs.

Stocks Soaring, But Bond ETFs Shining

With the S&P 500 enjoying its best start to a year since 1987, bond ETFs have somewhat surprisingly drawn investor interest.  BlackRock’s Karen Schenone helps make sense of the outsized bond ETF flows and also discusses factor-focused and ESG bond ETFs.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers perspective on Morningstar’s annual fund fee study.  Distillate Capital’s Tom […]

Stop The Blame Game: Index Providers Don’t Drive Performance

The following was authored by Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares at BlackRock. Index providers may set out the rules, but stock pickers dictate winners and losers. Martin explains. We all have a fascination with finding the person “behind the curtain,” the Great Oz who exercises ultimate control.  In reality, wizards are few and far between. […]

Guess Who’s Driving the ETF Bus?

The following was authored by Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares and a regular contributor to The Blog. ETFs got their biggest boost in 2017 from end investors and advisors. Martin explains why this is such a big deal. By any measure, 2017 was a breakout year for exchange traded funds (ETFs). Globally, an unprecedented $630 […]

5 Questions To Ask Your Advisor About ETFs

The following was authored by Hollie Fagan, Head of BlackRock’s Registered Investment Advisor business. More and more investors are looking at ETFs and wondering if they should incorporate them in their portfolios. Talking to your financial advisors about ETFs is a good start. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have joined mutual funds and individual stocks as mainstream […]

3 Ways To Help Maximize Your Portfolio’s Tax Readiness

The following was authored by Hollie Fagan, Head of BlackRock’s Registered Investment Advisor business. When it comes to taxes and investing, it’s all about the end game—the less you pay now, the more you’ll keep working toward your long-term goals. As the final months of 2017 gallop to a close (wasn’t it just Memorial Day?), many […]

3 Roles Bonds Can Play In A Portfolio

The following was authored by Matthew Tucker, Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy. As many investors know, bond investing is not easy. In a previous blog post I had briefly touched upon how to sidestep the most commonly made mistakes. Today I want to dig more into the first of the three mistakes—forgetting what your […]