iShares ETFs make it easy to help your investment portfolio see the world

Diversifying your investments across both U.S. and international markets potentially offers many benefits.

Since many of the fastest growing companies and economies are based outside the U.S., investing overseas may expand your portfolio’s growth potential1. Also, diversifying your investments across the world could potentially reduce your overall risk.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS – AT A GLANCE

Invest Internationally

iShares ETFs make it easy to help your investment portfolio see the world

Diversifying your investments across both U.S. and international markets potentially offers many benefits.

Since many of the fastest growing companies and economies are based outside the U.S., investing overseas may expand your portfolio’s growth potential1. Also, diversifying your investments across the world could potentially reduce your overall risk.

Target Regions and Countries

Target a region or single country

iShares offers several regional funds such as Europe, Asia Pacific, or Latin America.




Or choose from dozens of single country funds – including China, Japan or the UK to name a few.




See iShares regional and country funds



Manage Currency Risk

Manage for currency risk

iShares currency hedged ETFs can help you manage the effect of a strengthening U.S. dollar on your international investments.


Insights and Resources

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International ETFs

1 Sources: The World Bank
2 Population Research Bureau, as of 12/31/15
3 Bloomberg and World Bank, as of 6/30/15

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.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/ developing markets or in concentrations of single countries.

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.

A fund's use of derivatives may reduce a fund's returns and/or increase volatility and subject the fund to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the other party in the transaction will not fulfill its contractual obligation. A fund could suffer losses related to its derivative positions because of a possible lack of liquidity in the secondary market and as a result of unanticipated market movements, which losses are potentially unlimited. There can be no assurance that any fund's hedging transactions will be effective.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

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

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