EXPECT MORE WITH iSHARES

We are relentless in helping our clients find better ways to invest.

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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

YOUR INVESTMENT CHALLENGES AREN’T STANDING STILL…

YOUR INVESTMENT CHALLENGES AREN’T STANDING STILL…

Today’s investment environment is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. Investors are having to embrace new, different and better ways to address their investment challenges and achieve their goals.

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...SO NEITHER WILL WE

ALWAYS PUSHING. NEVER SETTLING.

MORE CHOICE DESIGNED FOR YOUR NEEDS

MORE CHOICE DESIGNED FOR YOUR NEEDS

We manage more than 1,200 ETFs globally, more than any other provider,1 so whether you want to switch to ESG investing, be more granular in the search for returns, reduce your fee-budget, or all three, our broad range of cost-efficient ETFs is designed to help you build the portfolio you need, we’re always working on what you’ll need next.

HERE'S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

HERE'S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

We’re constantly evolving

In 2021, we launched more ETFs than any other European provider* and 75% of these launches were sustainable funds.2

We know one size doesn’t fit all

We launched 45 additional share classes giving you access to the exposure you want, in the currency you need and with the income treatment you prefer.3

We’re always looking to the future

In 2007, when most ETFs were very traditional exposures, we launched our first Thematics ETFs, combining BlackRock’s expertise in actively assessing themes and ideas, with our proven ETF capability, to build a thematic platform which today has $17bn under management.4

Risk: The environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations discussed herein may affect an investment team’s decision to invest in certain companies or industries from time to time. Results may differ from portfolios that do not apply similar ESG considerations to their investment process.

HIGHER QUALITY PRODUCTS BUILT FOR ALL MARKET CONDITIONS

HIGHER QUALITY PRODUCTS BUILT FOR ALL MARKET CONDITIONS

Not all ETFs are created equal and the design and ongoing management of ETFs is anything but passive. Our portfolio managers and engineers leverage their deep expertise and investment skill to ensure the ETFs you own deliver consistently low tracking error. They are built to last and designed to perform, with a history of repeatedly remaining resilient when tested in tough market conditions.

HERE’S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

HERE’S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

Our funds are designed to perform

Low tracking error, tight trading spreads and high liquidity are hallmarks of quality ETFs. Our funds consistently deliver all three of these characteristics, in fact in 2021, 8 of the 10 most traded ETFs in Europe were iShares ETFs.5

Particularly when times get tough

During the Covid sell-off in 2020, as liquidity in fixed income markets dried up, our fixed income ETFs traded more than twice as much as in the previous year, becoming the go-to fixed income vehicle for large-investors and continuing to change the way bond markets operate.6

Product innovation doesn’t stop when an ETF launches

In 2021, we incorporated the EU’s Climate Transition Benchmark requirements into the whole of our ESG Enhanced range, to lower the carbon emissions scores, improve the business screens and ensure clients can meet SFDR article 9 requirements using this range.

Risk: Two main risks related to fixed income investing are interest rate risk and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in the market value of bonds. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the bond will not be able to repay the principal and make interest payments.

BESPOKE SERVICES TAILORED TO YOUR GOALS

BESPOKE SERVICES TAILORED TO YOUR GOALS

We’re more than just a fund provider. We believe in listening to clients long-term goals, understanding their challenges, sharing insights about their portfolios risks and working with them to create portfolios which meet their needs. Whether you want industry leading index insights, a deeper understanding of your portfolio’s risks, or would like to know more about ETF trading strategies, we have the expertise to help you achieve your desired outcomes.

HERE’S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

HERE’S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

We believe knowing your risks is everything

In 2021, our Portfolio Analysis and Solutions team analysed over 1,000 European investor portfolios to help clients get a deeper understanding of their risks and potential return, so they can evaluate and evolve their portfolio construction approach.7

We want you to know as much about indexing as we do

Our index analytics team can help you choose the right sustainable index for your goals, comparing a wide range of ESG metrics and breaking down what is driving the performance in each different type of sustainable index.

We focus on the details

Our team of trading and execution experts can help you invest in our ETFs at the lowest possible cost. In 2021, we saved clients 26bps on average in trading costs when investing in one of our dividend paying ETFs at the right time.8

BOLD IDEAS FOR TOMORROW’S MARKET

BOLD IDEAS FOR TOMORROW’S MARKET

We are committed to driving the industry forward through improving every part of the ETF ecosystem and making our ETFs available to more and more investors.

When we launched iShares ETFs over two decades ago, the affordability of ETFs stimulated price competition across the entire investment management industry, driving mutual fund costs today down to half of what they were. After all, nothing big happens when you think small.

HERE’S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

HERE’S HOW iSHARES RAISES THE BAR

We’re passionate about bringing investing to everyone

Until recently, only ~30 million people could access iShares ETFs. Today 540 million people have access with a few taps on a smartphone.9

Innovation is in our DNA

In 2001, BlackRock launched the first bond ETF, simplifying fixed income investing, making it accessible to all investors, and starting the modernisation of the bond market. Today we are still the leaders in bond ETFs in Europe with over 90 ETFs, and we continue to innovate by bringing accessibility to new markets - like China Bonds - through our ETFs.10

 

*Excludes single line, leveraged products. All currency stated in $USD.

Sources:

1, 2, 3, 4. BlackRock, as at 31/12/2021.

5. BlackRock, as at 31/12/2021.

6. Bloomberg, as at 25/03/2020.

7, 8. BlackRock, as at 31/12/2021.

9. BlackRock, ‘Every Step Counts: The benefits to investors after 50 year of index investing’, as at 31/12/2021.

10. BlackRock, as at 31/12/2021.