Martin Small

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.  With reams of data now demonstrating that exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index mutual funds don’t actually fuel the markets, pundits have started to look for a new magician, a single force that inflates asset bubbles and then catastrophically explodes them. Some have set their

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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 billion flowed into ETFs, some three-quarters of which came from the U.S. As a result, close to $5 trillion is currently hard at work for ETF investors, helping them participate in the markets conveniently, precisely and generally at low costs. When you consider that these

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Best of The ETF Store Show

We revisit some of our favorite interviews from the second half of 2017 including Vanguard’s Rich Powers, iShares’ Martin Small, and BlockTower Capital’s Ari Paul.

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Head of U.S. iShares Goes In-Depth on ETF Growth

Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares, goes in-depth on continued record ETF growth, explaining key drivers and potential implications.  Nate & Jason discuss last week’s ETF fee cuts from StateStreet and spotlight the recently launched iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF (AMCA).

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Best of The ETF Store Show

We revisit some of our favorite recent interviews including Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas, Vanguard’s Rich Powers, iShares’ Martin Small, and Charles Schwab’s David Botset.

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