Kristy Akullian, CFA

Kristy Akullian, CFA

Senior member of iShares Investment Strategy

Kristy Akullian, CFA, Director, is a senior member of the iShares Investment Strategy team. By meshing market signals with ETF solutions, the team seeks to deliver actionable insights on macro trends, investor positioning, and efficient execution.

 

Kristy earned BA degrees in Economics and English from the University of Southern California. She is also a CFA Charterholder.

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Flow & Tell with iShares | May 2024 ETF Flows

Jun 14, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We go through May’s top ETF flows across sectors, regions, and asset classes, noting changes in sectors and single-country funds.

Market Insights

Wondering what to do with your tax refund?

May 10, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

Getting a tax refund this year? Consider investing it in your future and seeking long-term growth and stability by investing in ETFs.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | April 2024 ETF Flows

May 08, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We round up top ETF flows across sectors, regions, and asset classes in a busy month of earnings and geopolitical tensions.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | March 2024 ETF Flows

Apr 10, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We unpack March’s standout ETF flows across allocations, noting subdued fixed income ETF volumes and sustained negative sentiment towards China.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | February 2024 ETF Flows

Mar 06, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We go through February’s standout ETF flows across allocations, unpacking important takeaways and themes of the month.

Market Insights

Outline for the Election Playbook: Part 1

Mar 05, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

Politics and portfolios: navigating markets during an election year.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | January 2024 ETF Flows

Feb 06, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We round up January’s top ETF flows across asset classes and regions, unpacking key trends and themes of the month.

Market Insights

Flow & Tell with iShares | ETF Flows and Themes of 2023

Jan 04, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We look back at 2023 as a year of emerging ETF trends, influenced by a rising rate environment and shifting asset allocations.

Market Insights

If the Fed is done raising rates, when will mortgage rates go down?

Jan 02, 2024 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

Learn why home prices are likely to remain high despite a big drop in mortgage applications.

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Flow & Tell with iShares | October 2023

Nov 07, 2023 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We unpack October’s standout ETF flows across allocations, noting a preference for long duration funds while tax-loss harvesting returns as a main theme of the month.

Market Insights

Flow & Tell with iShares – Summer 2023 standout ETF flows

Sep 05, 2023 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We round up highlight flows over the summer months, noting a preference for diversified equity exposures and a pronounced shift from long to short duration allocations in fixed income portfolios.

Market Insights

Flow & Tell with iShares – Rounding up standout H1 2023 flows

Jul 20, 2023 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

We take stock of key ETF flows in the first half of 2023, analyzing the top ten themes that defined January – June.

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