BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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BlackRock has announced it will transition 50 iShares ETFs from NYSE Arca to either the Nasdaq or Bats exchanges on or about 1 August 2017. Bats will take 30 of the ETFs while the remaining 20 will move to Nasdaq.

BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock is moving 30 ETFs from NYSE Arca to Bats, and a further 20 to Nasdaq.

Samara Cohen, head of iShares capital markets in the Americas, BlackRock, commented: “As we have stated previously, diversification is an important element of iShares listing strategy. A thriving market for ETFs requires a robust, resilient ecosystem, with multiple participants committed to continuous innovation and improving the client experience.

“BlackRock maintains strong relationships with all major exchanges, and we applaud NYSE Arca, Bats and Nasdaq for their ongoing work towards improvements in trading during all market conditions.”

Some of the largest ETFs among those switching to Bats exchange include the $27.9 billion iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA), which provides low cost exposure to international equities; as well two US-focused smart beta factor funds – the $13.6bn iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV), and the $3.1bn iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM).

The largest funds moving to the Nasdaq exchange include the $18.3bn iShares US Preferred Stock ETF (PFF), which tracks an index of US-listed preferred stock; the $17.0bn iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY), which provides exposure to high yielding US equities with a minimum five years of consistent dividend payments; and the $13.2bn iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB), which offers investment into a portfolio of US dollar-denominated debt issued by over 30 emerging market governments.

The following funds are scheduled to be moved:

NYSE to Bats

iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (ACWV)
iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (ECH)
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF (EEMV)
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (EFAV)
iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF (EFG)
iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV)
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT)
iShares US Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT)
iShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETF (GVI)
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (HEEM)
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF (HEFA)
iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF (ICF)
iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV)
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)
iShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO)
iShares North American Natural Resources ETF (IGE)
iShares North American Tech-Software ETF (IGV)
iShares International Preferred Stock ETF (IPFF)
iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA)
iShares US Home Construction ETF (ITB)
iShares US Industrials ETF (IYJ)
iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT)
iShares US Telecommunications ETF (IYZ)
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM)
iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (PICK)
iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)
iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM)
iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (SLVP)
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)
iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE)

NYSE to Nasdaq

iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU)
iShares US Credit Bond ETF (CRED)
iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ)
iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)
iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF (HEWG)
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF)
iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI)
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (IJT)
iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF (ISTB)
iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB)
iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF (IUSG)
iShares Core S&P US Value ETF (IUSV)
iShares MBS ETF (MBB)
iShares US Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)
iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV)
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)
iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR)
iShares Exponential Technologies ETF (XT)

Current shareholders are not required to take any actions as a result of these changes.

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