]should expand their top and bottom lines and outperform thanks to the growing popularity of ETFs as an alternative investment group, Seeking Alpha
writes. To meet demand, BlackRock has launched many of these new types of funds through iShares
In a downturn, Seeking Alpha
argues, BlackRock should benefit from the diversity of its funds:
"BlackRock will still have protection because while some riskier ETFs might see major outflows, funds such as fixed income or lower risk will see increased inflows."
In March, BlackRock and Fidelity announced a partnership
that gives increased access and support for iShares products to users of Fidelity's service. BlackRock is currently working on a fund that would lower fees for European investors to trade ETFs that settle trades across borders.
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