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Pitch Deck: Fixed Funding

Tony Kelly (MSF’22) is on a mission to modernize and democratize fixed-income investing. With 25 years of experience in financial services, he’s forged a new path for investors and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Tony Kelly

Kelly, who previously served as the global head of ETF product development and strategy at Goldman Sachs and the Head of iShares Capital Markets group at Blackrock, is no stranger to successful financial products. Recently, while in McDonough’s M.S. in Finance program and along with former colleagues, he co-founded BondBloxx, the first ETF issuer focused solely on addressing the needs of fixed-income investors.

“With higher interest rates, the income is back in fixed income and fixed income ETFs.” 

Kelly maintains that ETFs are the building blocks of portfolios and sees the fixed-income sector as an opportunity for growth. In fact, while fixed income represents only 20% of the ETF market today, Kelly sees that number doubling by 2030.

This story was originally featured in the Georgetown Business Spring 2024 Magazine. Download the Georgetown Business Audio app to listen to the stories and other bonus content.

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