What is an ETF?

An ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) is a diversified collection of assets (like a mutual fund) that trades on an exchange (like a stock). ETFs are an easy-to-use, low cost and tax efficient way to invest your money.

What are the benefits of ETFs?

Cost, convenience and choice are all reasons investors should consider using ETFs in their portfolios.


Flexibility

Flexibility


ETFs provide exposures to suit both your core portfolio and tactical investing

Cost-effective

Cost-effective


ETFs often have lower management fees than active funds and the costs are simpler to calculate

Diversification

Diversification


ETFs offer a single source of instant exposure to returns from diverse securities

Transparency

Transparency


ETFs show every security currently in the fund so you know exactly what you own

Liquidity

Liquidity


ETFs are listed on exchanges and can be traded at any time during market hours

Access

Access


ETFs allow instant access to international markets

By the

Numbers

1993

The first ETF was introduced in 1993

1997

iShares has been a leading ETF provider since 1997

4,000,000,000,000

ETFs are now a $4 trillion industry

300+

iShares provides the widest array of ETFs, with 300+ offerings