Invest where you see potential

We’ve made investing in our international ETFs simpler, by removing W-8BEN forms.

Giving you access to iShares global ETFs, came with a lot of paperwork.
With more than 50% of investors using ETFs to access international markets1, expanding your investment horizons was a difficult process.
Giving you access to iShares global ETFs, came with a lot of paperwork.
We’ve simplified the process.
We’ve changed the way 14 of our international ETFs are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Investing in our international ETFs is now easier, with W-8BEN forms a thing of the past.
We’ve simplified the process.
Now, diversify your investment portfolio without the admin burden.
Invest where you see potential with dividend reinvestment plans now available for all iShares ETFs.
Now, diversify your investment portfolio without the admin burden.

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What are the benefits to investors?

Simpler administration:

  • Less on-going administration by removing the need to complete U.S. tax forms (known as “W-8BEN” forms).
  • Election into the Distribution reinvestment plan is now available for distributions of these fourteen International iShares ETFs.

Access international markets with ease:

  • Building globally diversified portfolios using iShares ETFs is now easier for Australian investors and advisers.
  • Importantly, there has been no change to index exposures or fees.

The changes relate to the following International iShares ETFs:

ASX Code

ASX Name

IAA iShares Asia 50 ETF
IZZ iShares China Large-Cap ETF
IEU iShares Europe ETF
IOO iShares Global 100 ETF
IXI iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF
IXJ iShares Global Healthcare ETF
IVE iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
IVV iShares S&P 500 ETF
IJH iShares S&P Mid-Cap ETF
IJR iShares S&P Small-Cap ETF
IEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
IJP iShares MSCI Japan ETF
IKO iShares MSCI South Korea ETF

 

Taxation Guidance - iShares ETF Corporate Action

 

 

1 Investment Trends ETF Report, September 2017.

If you require further information please contact the Computershare Investor Centre on 1300 474 273 between 8:30 am and 5:00pm (AEST), Monday to Friday.