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Fixed-Income ETFs to Own $2T in 10 Years

Exchange-traded funds that buy fixed-income securities may boost their assets more than six-fold to $2 trillion in the next 10 years as they transform the way bonds are traded, according to BlackRock Inc.

The industry that was ignited by the 2008 financial crisis has mushroomed to include $302 billion of assets in 550 funds since the July 2002 inception of the first such ETF, the iShares iBoxx Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, BlackRock Inc.’s Matthew Tucker and Jennifer Grancio said in a report today.