The transformative power of exchange-traded funds on the investing landscape cannot be overstated, and BlackRock remains at the forefront of innovation in this product category.
Alan Mason co-heads iShares Markets and Investments, which represents the “engine” of BlackRock’s ETF and Index Investing (EII) organization, ensuring that one of the world’s fastest-growing investment products meets the highest quality standards.
After all, many of the retail investors driving the $4 trillion industry do not know or care about what goes into constructing an ETF or index fund. But they expect the products they purchase to be constructed as advertised, and to deliver on the advertised investment objectives.
BlackRock yielded results — particularly within the fixed-income market — at a time earlier this year when markets were in turmoil and demand for passive investment products was strong. iShares recorded record inflows into fixed-income ETFs in the second quarter, helping lift firmwide assets back above the $7 trillion threshold.
In addition to his oversight of ETF and index investing products, Mason is the global sponsor for BlackRock's LGBTQ employee network.