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European equities for your core

iShares offers a wide range of European equity ETFs, whether you want to invest in the broad market or a single country.

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. Unless otherwise stated, all information on this page is correct as at
30 June 2018.

Why iShares for European equities?

Largest European equity ETF
The iShares Euro STOXX 50 UCITS ETF is the largest European equity ETF in the UCITS universe based on assets under management (AUM).
Source: Bloomberg.
Most liquid European equity ETF
The iShares Euro STOXX 50 UCITS ETF has the highest trading liquidity in the European equity UCITS universe, based on 12m average daily trading volume (ADV).
Source: Bloomberg.
Lowest cost European equity ETF
The iShares MSCI Europe UCITS ETF is the lowest cost MSCI Europe ETF in the UCITS universe based on total expense ratio (TER).
Source: Morningstar.

Explore our European equities ETFs

Please refer to the ‘Risks’ section at the end of the page for full explanations of all the fund risks mentioned.
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A primary tool to express asset allocation views in Europe, the iShares Core Euro STOXX 50 ETF is the largest and most liquid Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS fund in the market, based on AUM and 12m ADV.
Risks: Concentration risk, counterparty risk, emerging market risk, equity risk.
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  • Exposure to the 50 largest Eurozone companies
  • Invest in industry leading companies across Europe
  • Use at the core of a portfolio to seek long-term growth
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A key building block exposure for European clients, the iShares MSCI ETF is the largest, lowest cost, most liquid MSCI Europe UCITS fund in the market, based on AUM, TER and 12m ADV.
Risks: Equity risk.
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  • Exposure to a broad range of European companies
  • Comprehensive access to large- and mid-cap stocks within 15 developed market countries in Europe
  • Use at the core of a portfolio to seek long-term growth
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A key building block exposure for Swiss clients, the iShares Core SPI® ETF is the largest, lowest cost and most liquid SPI ETF in the market, based on AUM, TER,and 12m ADV as at 30 June 2018.
Risks: Counterparty risk, emerging market risk, equity risk, liquidity risk, non-investment grade risk, smaller companies risk.
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  • Broad exposure to the practically all listed companies domiciled in Switzerland excluding investment companies
  • Diversified across the whole market cap spectrum
  • Use at the core of a portfolio to seek long-term growth
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A targeted, precision exposure for Swiss clients, the iShares SMI® ETF is the largest SMI ETF in the market, based on AUM, as at 30 June 2018.
Risks: Concentration risk, equity risk.
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  • Targeted exposure to the 20 largest Swiss companies
  • Direct investment into blue-chip companies representative of leaders in Switzerland
  • Use at the core of a portfolio to seek long-term growth
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Stephen Cohen: What will drive Europe's next ETF growth spurt?
The environment is changing - retail investors will gain greater access to ETFs and advisers will be incentivised to sell lower-cost products.
Learn why BlackRock estimates that European ETF assets are poised to double over the next five years.
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Risks

Concentration Risk: Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events.

Counterparty Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Share Class to financial loss.

Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the fund.

Equity Risk: The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.

Liquidity Risk: Lower liquidity means there are insufficient buyers or sellers to allow the fund to sell or buy investments readily.

Non-Investment Grade Risk: Non-investment grade fixed income securities are more sensitive to changes in interest rates and present greater ‘Credit Risk’ than higher rated fixed income securities.

Smaller Companies Risk: Shares in smaller companies typically trade in less volume and experience greater price variations than larger companies.

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