iShares Core - Strengthen your portfolio. Lower your costs. iShares Core - Strengthen your portfolio. Lower your costs.

Essential building blocks for any portfolio

iShares Core delivers 14 low-cost funds across four distinct asset classes, giving you the flexibility and control to customize a portfolio to help meet your investment needs.

With an iShares Core ETF portfolio at about one-tenth* the price of an average mutual fund portfolio, you can save on fees too.

A Simple Way to Start Building

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1/10th the cost

Low fees are especially important for long-term investments. iShares Core ETFs cost 1/10th* the cost of a typical mutual fund portfolio.

The essential Building Blocks
for a Diversified Portfolio

iShares Core ETFs are low-cost funds for the core of your portfolio, providing comprehensive coverage of Canadian, U.S., and international stocks and bonds.

Roll over the Core to see what it’s made of.

Canadian Stocks Canadian Bonds International Stocks U.S. Stocks XIC XEI XSH XQB XLB XSQ XFH XAW XEF XEC XUS XSP XUU XUH

Canadian Stocks

Canadian Bonds

U.S. Stocks

International Stocks

Go broad with our Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF (XIC) or seek long-term capital growth with our high quality dividend stock fund (XEI).

Bonds can have a place in any portfolio, whether you're a Millennial or nearing retirement. We have funds focusing on high quality broad (XQB), short-term (XSQ and XSH) or long duration bonds (XLB).

Maximize U.S. exposure with our Core S&P Total Market Index ETF (XUU) or narrow your focus to 500 of the largest names with our Core S&P 500 Index ETF (XUS). Hedge your currency in both exposures with XUH and XSP.

iShares Core ETFs are an easy way to invest in international stocks. Consider adding a broad range of emerging market stocks (XEC), broad developed international markets (XEF), or diversify your exposure to the world outside of Canada in a single fund (XAW).

EXPOSURE TICKER MGMT FEES (%)
Broad MarketXIC0.05
IncomeXEI0.20
EXPOSURE TICKER MGMT FEES (%)
Broad BondXQB0.12
Short BondXSQ0.12
Short CreditXSH0.12
Long BondXLB0.18
EXPOSURE TICKER MGMT FEES (%)
Large CapXUS0.10
Large Cap
(CAD-Hedged)
XSP0.10
Total MarketXUU0.07
Total Market
(CAD-Hedged)
XUH0.07
EXPOSURE TICKER MGMT FEES (%)
Developed BroadXEF0.20
Developed Broad
(CAD-Hedged)
XFH0.20
Emerging Markets
Equity
XEC0.25
World ex-CanadaXAW0.20
XSH XLB XQB XSQ section-can-stocks section-us-stocks section-intl-stocks XIC XEI section-can-bonds section-us-stocks section-intl-stocks XUS XSP XUU XUH section-can-bonds section-can-stocks section-intl-stocks XEF XFH XEC XAW section-can-bonds section-can-stocks section-us-stocks

Effective January 12, 2016 the fund reduced its management fee from 0.10% to 0.07%.

The essential Building Blocks for a Diversified Portfolio

iShares Core ETFs are low-cost funds for the core of your portfolio, providing comprehensive coverage of Canadian, U.S., and international stocks and bonds.

  • Canadian
    Bonds
  • Canadian
    Stocks
  • U.S.
    Stocks
  • International
    Stocks

Canadian Bonds

Exposure Ticker Mgmt
Fees %
Broad BondXQB0.12
Short BondXSQ0.12
Short CreditXSH0.12
Long BondXLB0.18

Canadian Stocks

Exposure Ticker Mgmt
Fees %
Broad MarketXIC0.05
IncomeXEI0.20

U.S. Stocks

Exposure Ticker Mgmt
Fees %
Large CapXUS0.10
Large Cap
(CAD-Hedged)
XSP0.10
Total MarketXUU0.07
Total Market
(CAD-Hedged)
XUH0.07

International Stocks

Exposure Ticker Mgmt
Fees %
Developed BroadXEF0.20
Developed Broad
(CAD-Hedged)
XFH0.20
Emerging Markets
Equity
XEC0.25
World ex-CanadaXAW0.20

Effective January 12, 2016 the fund reduced its management fee from 0.10% to 0.07%.

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Based on a comparison of the average management expense ratio (MER) of the Series F Global Equity Balanced fund category in Canada of 1.33% (Source: Investor Economics, 2013 MER data) and a model portfolio consisting of a weighting of one third in each of XAW, iShares Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada Index ETF; XIC, iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF and XQB, iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF.

1Fee comparisons generated by the Potential Savings Calculator have been provided for illustrative purposes only and are subject to change. Fee comparisons are calculated by comparing the asset-weighted average management expense ratio (“MER”) of each of the iShares Core ETFs, based on each fund’s MER as disclosed in the fund’s financial statements dated June 30, 2015, and a MER of 103 bps which represents the total asset-weighted MER for F-series Canadian mutual funds averaged across all asset classes as at December 31, 2014, as disclosed in the Investor Economics Insight: Insight Monthly Update, July 2015, page 9. Trailing commissions are not charged on the iShares Core ETFs. Fee comparisons assume static MERs and no change in the principal amount over the period. MERs for both the iShares Core ETFs and F-series mutual funds are compounded over the period.

XLB, XSH, XSQ and XQB are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by, FTSE TMX, FTSE, the London Stock Exchange Group companies (the “Exchange”) or TSX INC. (“TSX” and together with FTSE TMX, FTSE and the Exchange, the “Licensor Parties”). The Licensor Parties make no warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the Index and/or the figure at which the said Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise. The Index is compiled and calculated by FTSE TMX and all copyright in the Index values and constituent lists vests in FTSE TMX. The Licensor Parties shall not be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and the Licensor Parties shall not be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. “TMX” is a trade mark of TSX Inc. and is used under licence. “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the FTSE International Limited in Canada and is used by FTSE TMX under licence.”

Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”). Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”). TSX is a registered trademark of TSX Inc. (“TSX”). All of the foregoing trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and sublicensed for certain purposes to BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. (“BTC”), which in turn has sub-licensed these marks to its affiliate, BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), on behalf of the applicable fund(s). The index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, and has been licensed for use by BTC and by extension, BlackRock Canada and the applicable fund(s). The funds are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, any of their respective affiliates (collectively known as “S&P Dow Jones Indices”) or TSX, or any of their respective affiliates. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices nor TSX make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in such funds.

MSCI® and EAFE® are trademarks of MSCI, Inc. (“MSCI”). XEC, XEF, XAW and XFH are permitted to use the MSCI mark and, as applicable, the EAFE mark pursuant to a license agreement between MSCI and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., relating to, among other things, the license granted to BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. to use the indices. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has sublicensed the use of these trademarks to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XEC, XEF, XAW and XFH are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MSCI and MSCI makes no representation, condition or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in XEC, XEF, XAW and XFH.

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

Buying and selling shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions.

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