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Institutional Consultants

We are pleased to provide a wide range of resources and support designed to help consultants meet the needs of their clients. From product insights and industry trends to implementation, our dedicated institutional team is your partner for all things ETF. 



Breadth iShares offers a wide range of exposures and ETF structures to suit portfolio needs.
Exchange-traded Liquidity Access to both primary and secondary markets to execute trades.*
Transparency View the underlying portfolio on a daily basis.
Experienced portfolio management The iShares portfolio-management process focuses on managing all ETFs to track their benchmarks while seeking smart trading opportunities for best execution and minimal market impact.

*Shares of the iShares Funds may be traded throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, iShares units may only be created/redeemed directly from a Fund by Authorized Participants in very large creation/redemption units.

Best execution trading strategies

The iShares Client Execution team works with each client to develop a best execution strategy and provides assistance in finding the right broker for trade execution.

This sample iShares pre-trade analysis report demonstrates how an institutional client could execute a trade of $75 million of the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF (EEMV) – over 190% of EEMV ADV¹ – with minimal costs and market impact.

Institutional Uses of ETFs: Six Client Case Studies

These real-life examples, which cross several countries and asset classes, illustrate how ETFs can be an effective tool for institutional portfolios.

Read Institutional Uses of ETFs: Six Client Case Studies

Case studies are presented for illustrative purposes only. They are not meant as a guarantee of any future result or experience.

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Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses, which may be obtained by visiting the iShares ETF and BlackRock Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The iShares Minimum Volatility ETFs may experience more than minimum volatility as there is no guarantee that the underlying index's strategy of seeking to lower volatility will be successful.

There can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares of an ETF will develop or be maintained.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc., European Public Real Estate Association (“EPRA®”), FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”), India Index Services & Products Limited, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MSCI Inc., Markit Indices Limited, Morningstar, Inc., The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), New York Stock Exchange, Inc., Russell Investment Group or S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, nor are they sponsored, endorsed or issued by Barclays Capital, Inc. None of these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds.  BlackRock is not affiliated with the companies listed above. Index data related to the underlying indexes is provided by the respective companies above.

Neither FTSE nor NAREIT makes any warranty regarding the FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index, FTSE NAREIT Residential Plus Capped Index, FTSE NAREIT Industrial/Office Capped Index or FTSE NAREIT All Mortgage Capped Index; all rights vest in NAREIT. Neither FTSE nor NAREIT makes any warranty regarding the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-U.S. Index, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index or FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index; all rights vest in FTSE, NAREIT and EPRA. “FTSE®” is a trademark of London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE under license.

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