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An iShares Investing Symposium

Now Available On-Demand

Now On-Demand - ETFs Future-Forward 2021: An iShares Investing Symposium

The ETF industry came together on March 17, 2021 to discuss the way forward for ETF investors. Our goal is for you to leave this unique half-day online conference with a clearer understanding of what's ahead for key segments of the global marketplace, with leading ETF industry experts and thought leaders sharing their best forward-looking ideas.
Virtual Summit


Tomorrow's Global Portfolio: The Outlook for International ETFs
  • How much will the dollar matter?
  • Is now the time for advisors to break their client's home-bias tendencies?
  • What are some approaches to break out of the U.S. market?
The experts at iShares join us as we take a dive into the world outside the US and explore the opportunities for international investing in the coming year. We'll take a look into how the Covid vaccine and the incoming Biden administration will affect the geopolitical landscape, and how to keep a global perspective.
Exploring ESG: The Emerging Face of Sustainable Investing?
  • Why a sustainable strategy is worth considering
  • Integrating sustainable approaches with your investment outlook
  • Taking climate into consideration
2020 showed us that Sustainable investing is both here to stay, and a helpful tool for managing risk across your entire portfolio. We'll provide a framework for evaluating your sustainable options, and a clear plan for how to discuss this exciting evolution of investment management with your clients.
Looking Beyond 60/40: Making Fixed Income Work in the Real World
  • What's an appropriate allocation to Fixed Income?
  • Are bonds just for risk management or are there more opportunities?
  • What's the outlook on interest rates and inflation?
Decades of research have led us to believe that fixed income securities play specific, defined roles in investment portfolios: yield potential and counter-correlation. But with interest rates near zero and inflation muted, where does fixed income fit in a modern portfolio? We'll look at how both traditional and next-generation fixed income ETFs can help you manage the risk and return potential of your entire portfolio.


Jeffrey Spiegel - Director, US Head of iShares Megatrend and International ETFs, BlackRock
Jeffrey Spiegel
Director, US Head of iShares Megatrend and International ETFs
Raina Oberoi - Head of Americas Index Solutions Research, MSCI
Raina Oberoi
Head of Americas Index Solutions Research
Adam Grossman - Global Equity CIO, RiverFront Investment Group
Adam Grossman
Global Equity CIO
RiverFront Investment Group
Sarah Kjellberg - Director, Head of U.S. iShares Sustainable ETFs, BlackRock
Sarah Kjellberg
Director, Head of U.S. iShares Sustainable ETFs
Guillermo Cano - Executive Director, Index Solutions Research, MSCI
Guillermo Cano
Executive Director, Index Solutions Research
Saumen Chattopadhyay - Chief Investment Officer, Carson Group
Saumen Chattopadhyay
Chief Investment Officer
Carson Group
Michael Lane - Head of iShares U.S. Wealth Advisory, BlackRock
Michael Lane
Head of iShares U.S. Wealth Advisory
Rusty Vanneman - Chief Investment Strategist, Orion Advisor Solutions
Rusty Vanneman
Chief Investment Strategist
Orion Advisor Solutions



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Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments. 

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