Portfolio construction is not simply a matter of selecting securities and determining their allocation. It involves understanding how all of the different components work together and how elements like risk and diversification play a role.

We’ve devised a few tools, including a CPD-accredited online module, to help you master the fundamentals of building an efficient Australian Equities portfolio.

Start the online module below and explore the materials, and let us know at any time if we can assist at any time.

Earn 1.5CPD hours
In this webcast, a panel of BlackRock specialists will share their perspectives on:
• Benchmarking
• Risk & fee budgeting
• Investing across index, factor and alpha strategies
• Portfolio monitoring
Portfolio Construction

Course Materials

How can I invest in Australian equities?

BlackRock offers three distinct approaches to enhanced equity investments, explore these below or download our solutions guide

Index investing
Index investing
Low-cost market exposure, seeking efficient market returns
Historic drivers of outperformance, seeking outperformance at reduced risk
Access unique manager skill, seeking outsized returns

Index Investing

Fund Ticker Exposure
iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF IOZ ASX 200
iShares S&P/ASX 20 ETF ILC ASX 20
iShares S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries ETF ISO Small ordinaries
iShares Australian Equity Index Fund NA ASX300

Factor Investing

Fund Ticker Exposure
iShares Edge MSCI Australia Multifactor ETF AUMF MSCI Australia Multifactor
iShares Edge MSCI Australia Minimum Volatility ETF MVOL MSCI Australia Minimum Volatility
iShares S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities ETF IHD S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities

Alpha seeking


This fund seeks to deliver consistent differentiated out-performance while keeping risk at a similar level to the benchmark.


This fund is a long-only concentrated Australian equity portfolio, which excludes resources and the top five industrial stocks by market capitalisation.