Head of Americas Systematic Fixed Income Strategy Blackrock
Matthew Tucker, CFA, Managing Director, is the
Global Head of Systematic Fixed Income Strategy within Global Fixed
Income. He leads the product strategy effort for the systematic active,
smart beta, hedge fund, index, and exchange-traded funds businesses. His team
focuses on commercializing the Systematic platform by supporting BlackRock’s
sales teams, generating content on fixed income markets, and developing new
fixed income strategies. He is a member of the Global Systematic Fixed
Income Executive Committee.
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. Prior to his current role he led the
strategy efforts for the Americas fixed income iShares business, helping to
create the business and build it into a $550b global franchise. At BGI, he led
the U.S. Fixed Income Investment Solutions team, where he was responsible for
overseeing product strategy for active, index, enhanced index, iShares (ETF)
and long/short products. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and trader in
fixed income focused on US government securities. Mr. Tucker has the
distinction of having been the portfolio manager on the first U.S. fixed income
ETFs launched in 2002. He began his career at Barra, where he supported clients
in the use of Barra's fixed-income analytics. Mr. Tucker has published fixed
income research in the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of
Index Investing, and the Journal if Indexes. He is also the co-author of the
chapter on fixed income ETFs in the Handbook of Fixed Income Securities.
Mr. Tucker earned a BS degree in
business administration from the University of California at Berkeley and
is a CFA Charter Holder.
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