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iShares Exchange Traded Funds
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Australian iShares funds: BIMAL is the Responsible Entity for the managed investment scheme iShares funds quoted on ASX, and is the issuer of units in those iShares funds. Each fund constitution provides that the liability of each unit holder is limited to its investment in the fund. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, there may be risks associated with investments in smaller companies and those narrowly focused.
International iShares funds: BAMAL is the local agent and intermediary for Australian iShares funds issued by iShares (iShares, Inc. ARBN 125632 279 formed in Maryland, USA; iShares Trust ARBN 125 632 411 organised in Delaware, USA. The liability of shareholders is limited). BlackRock Fund Advisors (“BFA”) serves as an advisor to the iShares funds that are registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940. BFA is a subsidiary of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A (“BTC”). BTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock. Trades on ASX in the shares of an international iShares fund are settled using CHESS Depositary Interests (or “CDIs"). An investment in an international iShares fund involves investing in international markets. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve the risk of losing all or part of any capital from unfavourable fluctuations in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. An investment in emerging markets and single countries may also involve heightened other risks such as increased volatility and the possibility of lower trading volume.
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