BlackRock launches two ETFs on LSE

BlackRock has launched the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Ucits ETF, aiming to capture opportunities arising from evolving spending patterns by emerging market consumers.

The fund invests in companies that derive a high or growing proportion of their revenue from this consumer spending, the company said.

The fund includes developed and emerging market companies in the consumer staples, consumer discretionary healthcare, industrial, information technology and Telecoms sectors. The fund complements the new iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Ucits ETF launched last week.

The iShares MSCI USA Dividend IQ Ucits ETF invests in US companies that target higher-than-average dividend yields. Securities are screened according to their earnings quality and to ensure that the dividends they pay are both sustainable and persistent over time.

Tom Fekete, head of Product Development for iShares in EMEA commented: “Investors are increasingly complementing their broad equity allocations with targeted funds that track specific sectors and themes. ETFs are an ideal way to achieve this investment mix as they provide quick and easy access to niche, as well as broad, exposures in a cost efficient manner.

“We’re starting to see a shift in sentiment towards emerging markets and the growing consumption of the middle classes is creating a compelling investment opportunity. Equally UK and European investors continue to need income-generating assets, and the high-quality dividends being issued by many US companies can offer a solid source of diversified income.”


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