• ETFs Help Improve Market Stability: A Closer Look at Fixed Income ETF Behavior During Recent Bond Market Movement

    This publication examines the behavior of bond markets and fixed income ETFs during the recent period of significant asset flows following September 26, 2014. Our analysis demonstrates that ETFs helped defuse uncertainty and facilitated orderly and stable markets. We believe this experience is an illustrative case study of how fixed income ETFs provide liquidity, price transparency, and fair allocation of costs amidst periods of market stability, as well as during periods when markets are challenged with uncertainty or significant asset flows.

  • Fund Structures As Systemic Risk Mitigants

    This ViewPoint examines and compares the structural features of several fund types across a wide range of jurisdictions and identifies a number of existing regulations that serve to mitigate “run risk” and protect investors.

  • Who Owns the Assets? A Closer Look at Bank Loans, High Yield Bonds and Emerging Markets Debt

    This ViewPoint examines the liquidity risk management practices of bank loans, high yield and emerging markets debt mutual funds. Our analysis of historical data over several market cycles and our experience in the markets shows that the concerns expressed by policy makers have not arisen in the past.

  • Corporate Bond Market Structure: The Time for Reform is Now

    This ViewPoint reviews how the corporate bond market is structured and identifies several issues with the current market structure for corporate bonds. The paper also provides recommendations for reform.

  • The Role of Technology Within Asset Management

    In this paper, we trace the role that investment technology plays throughout the asset management process, highlighting the fact that a core function of asset management technology is to support data management and information processing.

  • US Housing Finance Reform Progress Report: Evolution, Not Revolution

    This ViewPoint is the fifth in a series on housing finance policy. In this paper, we review the status of the housing market and a number of the legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives underway.

  • BlackRock: Worldwide Leader in Asset Management

    This engagement review is intended to explain BlackRock’s overarching philosophy in relation to corporate governance and responsible investment and provide practical examples of our work in 2012. It is organized on a variety of overlapping themes, which provide a sense of the breadth and complexity of this aspect of BlackRock’s work on behalf of clients.

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