iShares is the leading force in global exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with over $1tn* invested in 716 ETPs and 37.8% of the world's total ETF assets under management are invested in iShares funds.
An iShares ETF combines the diversification benefits of an index mutual fund with the trading convenience of a share. iShares funds are traded on-exchange and the funds aim to match the performance of a specified market index.
The company responsible for iShares ETFs is BlackRock which created the first world’s first index strategy more than 30 years ago. BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world, with a proven track record in developing index-linked strategies aimed at maximising investor returns over the long term.
iShares have revolutionised the investment landscape, with their easy tradability and ample liquidity, allowing investors to harness the diversification benefits of investing in an entire index in a single fund. In addition, the transparency of iShares funds has struck a chord with investors keen to know exactly how their investments are performing on a daily basis.