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IShares Launches Core ETFs For International Equity And Fixed Income Exposure

Stocks in this article: BLK IEFA IEMG ISTB IXUS

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) announced today that its iShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) business, the world’s largest manager of ETFs 1, has launched four new core funds designed to meet the needs of long-term investors looking for exposure to international equities and U.S. fixed income.

The funds that launched today will trade on NYSEAcra:

Exposure   Fund name   Ticker   Management fees   Index
International Equity  

iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF

  IXUS   0.16%   MSCI ACWI ex USA Investable Market Index (IMI)
       
International Equity iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF IEMG 0.18% MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index (IMI)
       
International Equity iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA 0.14% MSCI EAFE Investable Market Index (IMI)
       
U.S. Fixed Income iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF ISTB 0.12% Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Bond Index
 
       

These new funds will complement the six existing funds in the iShares Core Series. This suite combines competitive pricing with diversified, tax-efficient products. The iShares Core Series is designed to provide broad equity and fixed-income exposure, and allow long-term investors to tailor the mix of funds in their portfolio to match their individual choice.

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