September 15, 2016 – iShares Product Launch

Announcing SMMV and IBDR

iShares announces the launch of the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF (SMMV), launched September 9th, and iShares® iBonds® Dec 2026 Term Corporate ETF (IBDR), launched September 15th.

Overview

Fund NameFund TickerIndexFeesInvestment Objective
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF SMMV MSCI USA Small Cap Minimum Volatility (USD) Index 0.20% The iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small Cap ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of small-capitalization U.S. equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the small-capitalization U.S. equity market.
iShares® iBonds® Dec 2026 Term Corporate ETF IBDR Barclays December 2026 Maturity Corporate Index 0.10% iShares® iBonds® Dec 2026 Term Corporate ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds maturing in 2026


June 30, 2016 – iShares Product Launch

Announcing Two New ESG ETFs

We are excited to announce the launch of the iShares ESG ETFs – the iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Select ETF (ticker: ESGD) and the iShares MSCI EM ESG Select ETF (ticker: ESGE). The iShares ESG ETFs seek to provide broad equity market exposure while allowing investors to better align their social and environmental objectives like low emissions and worker safety in their investment portfolios.

Why ESGD (Developed Ex US and Canada)?

  1. Access to large- and mid-cap stocks in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Far East with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics

  2. Seek risk and return similar to the MSCI EAFE Index while obtaining greater exposure to higher rated ESG companies1

  3. Better understand the ESG profile of your investment with transparent reporting of the ESG ratings breakdown

Why ESGE (Emerging Markets)?

  1. Access to large- and mid-cap emerging market stocks with positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics

  2. Seek risk and return similar to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index while obtaining greater exposure to higher rated ESG companies1

  3. Better understand the ESG profile of your investment with transparent reporting of the ESG ratings breakdown

FundTickerExpense RatioIndex NameExchange
iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Select ETF ESGD 0.40% MSCI EAFE ESG Select Index NASDAQ
iShares MSCI EM ESG Select ETF ESGE 0.45% MSCI EM ESG Select Index NASDAQ


1 ESG ratings provided by MSCI on over 6,000 securities based on 37 industry-specific issues weighted based on the industry’s impact and the time horizon of the risk / opportunity

June 16, 2016 – iShares Product Launches

Announcing Two New High Yield Bond ETFs

We are excited to announce the launch of the iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (FALN) and the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF (HYXE). Designed to offer low-cost targeted exposure to subsets of the High Yield Bond Market.

What are Fallen Angels?

Within the fixed income universe, Fallen Angels refer to high yield bonds that were recently downgraded from investment grade. Due to credit rating limits in what they can hold, many bond investors are forced to sell a particular bond following a downgrade. This selling pressure can result in a price discrepancy relative to the bond’s valuation – and can potentially lead to short-term mispricing.1 For investors trying to capture this anomaly, the iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (FALN) offers low-cost exposure to this subset of high yield bonds.

Why FALN?

  1. Target a portion of the high yield universe that has, on average higher credit ratings than the broad high yield market.
  2. Fallen angel bonds have historically demonstrated outperformance relative to the high yield universe, both on a total return and risk-adjusted return basis.
  3. Many bond investors are subject to guidelines that limit what they hold by rating, which can result in a tendency for bonds to be oversold when they are initially downgraded - FALN can serve as a way to capture these possibly undervalued bonds.

What is High Yield ex Oil & Gas?

For high yield investors, persistently low oil and gas prices can be cause for concern. Low prices can make it difficult for oil and gas firms to service their debt, potentially resulting in a deterioration of credit quality and possible defaults in a sector that accounts for roughly 10% of high yield issues. By removing oil and gas companies from the broad high yield index, the iShares High Yield ex Oil and Gas ETF (HYXE) can help investors seeking a diversified high yield bond portfolio while limiting some of the risks associated with oil and gas prices.

Why HYXE?

  1. Exposure to a portfolio of high yield bonds that excludes the oil and gas sector.
  2. Potentially remove some of the credit risk that can impact high yield bonds as a result of volatile oil and gas prices.
  3. Use to pursue income.
Fund NameTickerExpense RatioIndex NameExchange
iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF FALN 0.35% Barclays US High Yield Fallen Angel 3% Capped Index NASDAQ
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond HYXE 0.50% Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield ex-Oil and Gas Index NASDAQ

Product Brief: iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF

Product Brief: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF


1 Source: Citi US Credit Research. The Citi US Credit Research team published in March 2015 a focused study on falling/fallen angels based on 30 issuers downgraded to high yield since 2010. The study examined investor positioning and returns for the basket of fallen angels before and after their respective downgrades.

2 Source: Barclays, iBoxx as of 5/6/16

June 15, 2016 – iShares Product Launch

iShares MSCI China A ETF

We are excited to announce the launch of the iShares MSCI China A ETF (CNYA). Designed to offer low-fee exposure to the Chinese A-share market, this ETF provides a new way to tap into opportunities within one of the world’s largest economies.

What are A-Shares?

A-Shares represent the locally-listed portion of the Chinese stock market, which makes up nearly half of the overall market and have historically been inaccessible to international investors. The more popular way to access China has been through H-Shares which are listed in Hong Kong and tend to represent larger, more mature corporations. On the other hand, A-Shares may represent smaller, less mature companies that are more likely to serve the domestic, Chinese market1.

Why CNYA?

  1. Implement dedicated, low-fee exposure to the Chinese A-Share stock market
  2. Seek to participate in the potential growth of China’s historically fast-expanding economy2
  3. Diversify your portfolio – China A shares have exhibited relatively low correlation to the broader global equity market3
Fund NameTickerExpense RatioIndex NameExchange
iShares MSCI China A ETF CNYA 0.65% MSCI China A International Index BATS


For additional information, view the Product Brief here.


1 Source: MSCI, average market cap of the MSCI China Index is $5.6b while the average market cap of the MSCI China A International Index is $1.9b as of 5/31/2016

2 Source: World Bank, China GDP 2011-2015 was 7.3

3 Source: Bloomberg, BlackRock as of 5/31/2016

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May 19, 2016 – iShares Product Launch

iShares International Dividend Growth ETF

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares International Dividend Growth ETF (ticker: IGRO) as part of the iShares Dividend Growth ETF Suite.

In today’s environment of low bond yields and heightened volatility, investors must look for ways in which they can carefully seek to balance stability and growth. The iShares Growth ETFs seek to target steady growth through exposure to quality companies with the potential to sustainably increase dividends over time.

Why IGRO?

  • Seek to generate income from international stocks with a sustained history of growing their dividends.
  • Diversify an equity portfolio by investing in an ETF with exposure to global companies screened for healthy balance sheets and dividend growth potential.
  • Use to widen your dividend income strategy to include international investments.
Fund NameTickerNet Expense RatioExchangeIndex Name
iShares International Dividend Growth ETF IGRO 0.22% BATS Morningstar Global ex-US Dividend Growth Index

Product Brief: iShares International Dividend Growth ETF


May 11, 2016 – iShares Product Launch and Updates

iShares Edge

BlackRock announces the launch of the iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Sector ETFs – a suite of Smart Beta sector funds that target select companies within their U.S. stock sector. The funds offer exposure to style factors which have historically outperformed their broad sectors and focus on four proven drivers of return: financial health (quality), low valuation (value), trending price (momentum), and smaller market cap (size).1

Why Edge Sector?

  • Seek outperformance with similar risk to the broad respective sector market.
  • Focus on proven drivers of return: inexpensive stocks, financially healthy firms, trending stocks and relatively smaller companies.1
  • Use as part of a sector rotation strategy or to tilt a portfolio towards specific sectors.

Furthermore, we are excited that all of our factor-based Smart Beta ETFs will join the new iShares Edge suite. iShares Edge will cover 26 existing Smart Beta funds as well as the 9 new Smart Beta sector funds – all of which are listed below. Note that we are not making any changes to our existing funds beyond the fund names.

1. Source: MSCI.

Introducing the iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Sector ETFs:

Fund NameTickerExpense RatioIndex NameExchange
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF CNDF 0.35% MSCI USA Consumer Discretionary Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF CNSF 0.35% MSCI USA Consumer Staples Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Energy ETF ERGF 0.35% MSCI USA Energy Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Financials ETF FNCF 0.35% MSCI USA Financials Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Healthcare ETF HCRF 0.35% MSCI USA Health Care Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Industrials ETF INDF 0.35% MSCI USA Industrials Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Materials ETF MATF 0.35% MSCI USA Materials Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Technology ETF TCHF 0.35% MSCI USA Information Technology Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF UTLF 0.35% MSCI USA Utilities Diversified Multiple-Factor Capped Index BATS

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April 22, 2016 – iShares Product Launch

iShares Sustainable MSCI Global Impact ETF

BlackRock announces the launch of the iShares Sustainable MSCI Global Impact ETF (ticker: MPCT). There is growing demand – and increasing opportunity – for investment approaches that targets sustainable outcomes while still seeking financial goals. iShares Impact ETFs help investors seeking to drive change and advance social and environment objectives.

Why MPCT?

  • Aim to advance sustainable outcomes, such as renewable energy and education initiatives, alongside financial returns.
  • Target companies that not only employ strong ESG practices, but also build their business around products and services that may drive transformational change.1
  • Use for international/global exposure while striving to make a measurable impact.

1 As defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Fund NameTickerExpense RatioIndex Name
iShares Sustainable MSCI Global Impact ETF MPCT 0.49% MSCI ACWI Sustainable Impact Index

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January 7, 2016 – iShares Product Launch

iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI ETFs

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI ETFs, dynamically hedged versions of our flagship international funds. Launching today 1/7/2015 are the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (ticker: DEWJ), the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF (ticker: DEZU) and the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF(ticker: DEFA), which seek to remove the burden of deciding currency indicators to dynamically adjust the level of hedging for the investor.

Why Adaptive Currency Hedged ETFs:

  • Takes the guesswork out of currency hedging: Manage hedging for you by dynamically adjusting to currency environments
  • Utilizes four commonly used currency indicators: Level of hedging is determined by a foreign currency’s momentum, volatility, difference in interest rates (vs. USD), and relative value (vs. USD)
  • Trusted benchmarks and ease of trading: Provide broad diversified international exposure and include more locally-focused companies
Fund NameTickerNet Expense RatioExchangeIndex NameUnderlying Fund
iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF DEWJ 0.47% BATS MSCI Japan Adaptive Hedge to USD Index EWJ
iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF DEZU 0.50% BATS MSCI EMU Adaptive Hedge to USD Index EZU
iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF DEFA 0.35% BATS MSCI EAFE Adaptive Hedge to USD Index EFA

Please see the attached Product Brief for more information.

Product Brief: iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged ETFs (DEFA, DEZU, DEWJ)

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December 10, 2015 – iShares Product Launch

iShares Expands Its Multi-Factor Suite

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares FactorSelect MSCI Emerging ETF (ticker: EMGF). This expands our existing multi-factor suite, providing efficient access to a portfolio of stocks based on an index strategy that combines four well-known investment factors: value, quality, momentum and size. The strategy aims to maximize exposure to these four factors, which have historically outperformed the broad market, while maintaining a similar level of market risk.

Why EMGF:

  • Seek out performance: seek above-market returns over the long-term from emerging market large- and mid-cap stocks
  • Focus on proven driver of return: Focus on drivers of emerging market equity performance: inexpensive stocks, financially healthy firms, trending stocks and relatively low market cap companies
  • Lower cost: Use to diversify through international exposure and to seek long-term growth
Fund Name Ticker Expense Ratio Exchange Index Name
iShares FactorSelect MSCI Emerging ETF EMGF 0.65% NYSE Arca MSCI Emerging Markets Diversified Multi-Factor Index


November 12, 2015 – iShares Product Launch

Announcing the iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF (ticker: IAGG), a fund that seeks to diversify fixed income holdings with low cost access to international bonds while seeking to mitigate currency fluctuations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Low Cost: Provides low cost, convenient access to international bonds in a single fund
  • Diversification: Deepens International fixed income holdings across investment grade bonds
  • Protection: Seeks to mitigate exposure to fluctuations between the component currencies and the U.S. dollar
Fund Name Ticker Expense Ratio Exchange Index
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF IAGG 0.15% BATS Exchange Barclays Global Aggregate ex USD 10% Issuer Capped (Hedged) Index


November 2, 2015 – iShares Product Launch

Expanding the iShares Currency Hedged ETF Suite

We’re are pleased to announce the next five funds to complement the suite of iShares Currency Hedged ETFs that are already in the market.

Today, iShares will launch currency hedged versions of existing global, EAFE, emerging markets, and Europe minimum volatility funds. The launch capitalizes on two major trends in today’s investment landscape: a stronger US dollar and a pick-up in global volatility.

In tandem, we are also launching a currency hedged Europe small-cap fund. Below, please find information on all five funds.

Fund Name Ticker Net Expense Ratio Exchange Index Name Underlying Fund
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility ETF HEFV 0.23% BATS Exchange MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility (USD) 100% Hedged to USD Index EFAV
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EM Minimum Volatility ETF HEMV 0.28% BATS Exchange MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility (USD) 100% Hedged to USD Index EEMV
iShares Currency hedged MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility ETF HEUV 0.28% BATS Exchange MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility (USD) 100% Hedged to USD Index EUMV
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF HEUS 0.43% BATS Exchange MSCI Europe Small Cap (USD) 100% Hedged to USD Index IEUS

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October 1, 2015 – iShares Product Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF (ticker: HJPX), a new addition to the already existing Currency Hedged suite. HJPX is the first US iShares currency hedged ETF to track the JPX-Nikkei Index 400. Similar to the already existing hedged funds, this fund will also have a fund of fund structure and will hold the iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF (ticker: JPXN) and currency forwards.

Key Takeaways:

  • The fund seeks to reduce the impact of the Yen, relative to the U.S. dollar, on Japanese stocks with perceived shareholder-friendly activities
  • Obtain exposure to Japanese companies that have been screened for profitability and return on equity
  • Easily combine HJPX with its unhedged version (ticker: JPXN) to tailor currency risk while maintaining consistent equity exposure
Fund NameTickerExpense RatioExchange
iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF HJPX 0.48% NYSE Arca

*BlackRock Fund Advisors (“BFA”), the investment adviser to the Fund and an affiliated of BlackRock Investments, LLC, has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its management fees through 7/31/2020. The gross expense ratio is 1.07%

September 17, 2015 – iShares Product Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF (ticker: KSA). The fund seeks to track the investment results of a broad-based index composed of Saudi Arabian equities.

With the Saudi Arabian stock market now open to foreign investors, this ETF provides efficient access to a frontier market country with strong growth potential.

Why Saudi Arabia?

  • Tap into a recently opened stock market
  • Capture positive momentum and strong growth potential
  • Diversify outside the U.S.
Fund NameTickerExpense RatioExchangeIndex Name
iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF KSA 0.74% NYSE MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25/50 Index


September 3, 2015 – iShares Product Launch

We are pleased to announce that BlackRock has expanded its iBonds product line-up with the introduction of two new funds, the iShares® iBonds® Dec 2021 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (ticker: IBMJ) and the iShares® iBonds® Dec 2022 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (ticker: IBMK). Each fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of investment-grade U.S. municipal bonds maturing in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Key Takeaways:

iShares iBonds Dec 2021 and 2022 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETFs

  • Exposure to investment grade municipal bonds
  • Combine the defined maturity and regular income distribution characteristics of a bond with the transparency and tradability of a stock
  • Used to seek tax-exempt income, build a bond ladder and manage interest rate risk

Please refer to the below chart for further details.

Fund NameTickerExpense RatioExchangeIndex Name
iShares® iBonds® Dec 2021 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF IBMJ 0.18% NYSE Arca S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series Dec 2021 Index
iShares® iBonds® Dec 2022 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF IBMK 0.18% NYSE Arca S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series Dec 2022 Index

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July 23, 2015 – 2 New iShares Interest Rate Hedged ETFs

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new interest rate hedged ETFs joining the interest rate hedged suite. The iShares Interest Rate Hedged 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF (ticker: CLYH) and the iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Market Bond ETF (ticker: EMBH), are potential solutions for bond investors who believe that rates will rise in the near-term and wish to protect against potential losses, or who want concentrated exposure to credit risk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Structured as fund-of-funds with an interest rate hedge (actively managed)
  • Used to manage interest rate risk or express a view on credit spreads

NEW FUNDS

Fund NameTickerExpense RatioExchangeInception Date
iShares Interest Rate Hedged 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF CLYH 0.30% NYSE Arca NEW
iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Market Bond ETF EMBH 0.50% NYSE Arca NEW


EXISTING FUNDS

Fund NameTickerExpense RatioExchangeInception Date
iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF HYGH 0.55% NYSE Arca 05/27/2014
iShares Interest Rate Hedged Corporate Bond ETF LQDH 0.25% NYSE Arca 05/27/2014


Please see the attached Product Brief for more information.

iShares Interest Rate Hedged ETFs Product Brief (HYGH, EMBH, CLYH, LQDH)


July 1, 2015 – iShares Launches 11 New Currency Hedged Funds

BlackRock has expanded its iShares U.S. Currency Hedged ETF product line-up with the introduction of 11 new funds, including the industry’s first Currency Hedged ETFs for Italy (iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy ETF: HEWI) and Spain (iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Spain ETF: HEWP). Now composed of 16 funds, the iShares U.S. Dollar Currency Hedged ETF suite is the most comprehensive offering1 in the ETF industry across global, regional, and single country exposures.

TickerFund NameFund Net Expense RatioiShares Fund Held
HACW iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI 36% ACWI
HAWX iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI ex U.S. 36% ACWX
HSCZ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap 43% SCZ
HAUD iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Australia 51% EWA
HEWC iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada 51% EWC
HEWI iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy 48% EWI
HEWW iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Mexico 51% EWW
HEWY iShares Currency Hedged MSCI South Korea 62% EWY
HEWP iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Spain 51% EWP
HEWL iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Switzerland 51% EWL
HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom 48% EWU

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June 18, 2015 – Announcing the iShares MSCI International Developed Value and Size Factor ETFS

We are pleased to announce the launch of iShares MSCI International Developed Value Factor ETF, as well as, the iShares MSCI International Developed Size Factor ETF. The iShares international factors ETFs are designed to complement our factor-based investing product set by offering exposure to value and size factors in non-US developed markets.

Fund Name Ticker Expense Ratio Exchange Index Name Index Ticker
iShares MSCI International Developed Value Factor ETF IVLU 0.30% NYSE Arca MSCI World ex USA Enhanced Value Index M1WOUEVR
iShares MSCI International Developed Size Factor ETF ISZE 0.30% NYSE Arca MSCI World ex USA Risk Weighted Index M1WOURWR


June 4, 2015 – Announcing the iShares Convertible Bond ETF

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares Convertible Bond ETF (ICVT). Convertible bonds are fixed income securities with the option to convert to common stock of the issuer. The bonds can be converted to equity if the common stock appreciates above a predetermined conversion price.

Key Takeaways:

  • Potential upside participation and downside protection – Convertible bonds are uniquely positioned to offer the growth potential of stocks, but with the income and downside risk management characteristics of traditional bonds.
  • Seek to guard against rising rates – In rising rate environments, stocks tend to outperform bonds. Since a convertible bond’s price is influenced by the value of its underlying equities, their prices are generally less influenced by changes in interest rates than other fixed income securities.
  • Diversified – Convertible bonds have demonstrated low correlations to traditional bond markets1 and can potentially provide attractive diversification benefits within a broad portfolio.

1 Source: Bloomberg as of 5/31/15

Fund Name Ticker Expense Ratio Exchange
iShares Convertible Bond ETF ICVT 0.35% BATS

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Apr 30, 2015 – Introducing the iShares FactorSelect MSCI ETFs

We are pleased to announce the launch of the iShares FactorSelect MSCI ETFs. The multi-factor suite provides efficient access to a portfolio of stocks based on an index strategy that combines four well-known investment factors: value, quality, momentum and size. The strategy aims to maximize exposure to these four factors, which have historically outperformed the broad market, while maintaining a similar level of market risk.

Highlights:

  • Efficient access to a portfolio of stocks based on an index strategy that focuses on four well-known investment factors; value, quality, momentum, and low size.
  • Exposure to factors that have historically outperformed the broad market, while maintaining a similar level of market risk.
  • Brought to you by BlackRock, with over 40 years of experience managing factor and index strategies including iShares ETFs.
  • Click here for details including fund names and tickers

Jan 15, 2015 - Announcing the Launch of the iShares MSCI International Developed Factor ETFs

The iShares MSCI International Developed Quality and Momentum Factor ETFs are a continuation of the Factor suite of funds with International Developed large and mid-cap stocks.

The iShares MSCI International Developed Quality Factor ETF (IQLT) seeks to track the investment results of an index that measures the performance of international developed large- and mid-capitalization stocks exhibiting relatively higher quality characteristics as identified through three fundamental variables: return on equity, earnings variability and debt-to-equity.

The iShares MSCI International Developed Momentum Factor ETF (IMTM) seeks to track the investment results of an index that measures the performance of international developed large- and mid-capitalization stocks exhibiting relatively higher momentum characteristics.

Fund Name Ticker Expense Ratio Exchange Index Name Index Ticker
iShares MSCI International Developed Quality Factor ETF IQLT 0.30% NYSE Arca MSCI World ex USA Sector Neutral Quality Index MXWOUNQR
iShares MSCI International Developed Momentum Factor ETF IMTM 0.30% NYSE Arca MSCI World ex USA Momentum Index MXWOUMOR

* As of 01/15/2015

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