iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with 437 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 19 exchanges worldwide. The iShares funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges and like common stocks, they are subject to investment risk and fluctuation in market value. The iShares funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. However, trading in these funds may result in commissions or other costs that could offset any such savings. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals


January 2019

News iShares Shines in a Volatile Year, Setting Stage for Future Global Growth

In a year that saw the return of broad market volatility, more investors than ever turned to iShares’ exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to help diversify risk and access liquidity. iShares retained its position as a leading ETF provider, attracting $167 billion1 in assets (...)

July 2011

Innovation iShares launches local currency emerging market debt ETF

The new iShares fund offers access to the fixed-rate debt of emerging market governments which is denominated in their local currencies. The fund invests in physical bonds and provides investors with diversified (...)

March 2011

News iShares S&P 500 becomes the largest ETF in Europe

The fund was traded every day during 2010, with an average spread consistently below 10 basis points...

January 2011

Innovation iShares launches first Euro high yield bond ETF in France

The fund has already seen over 400 million euros in inflows in Europe

December 2010

News iShares JPMorgan $ Emerging Market Bond Fund surpasses $1 billion in AUM

The fund has seen over $700 million in inflows year to date...

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