Three new iShares equity and bond ETFs launched on Xetra

Jul 21st, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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BlackRock has cross-listed three of its iShares ETFs to Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges.

Three new iShares equity and bond ETFs launched on Xetra

The newly listed funds were only recently launched by BlackRock on the London Stock Exchange.

The new additions include two equity ETFs which track European and global stocks that are characterised by above-average dividend yields and high quality fundamentals including strong growth and sustainable dividends.

Additionally, a fixed income ETF tracks the performance of floating rate bonds denominated in US dollars issued by companies and quasi-government issuers around the world. Bonds must be investment grade rated and have a time to maturity between one month and five years.

The iShares MSCI Europe Quality Dividend UCITS ETF (QDVX) tracks the MSCI Europe High Dividend Yield 4% Issuer Capped Index. It trades in euros and has a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.28%. The fund is also listed on the London Stock Exchange where it trades in euros (EQDV) or British pounds (EQDS).

The iShares MSCI World Quality Dividend UCITS ETF (QDVW) tracks the MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index. It also trades in euros and has a TER of 0.38%. The fund is also listed on the London Stock Exchange where it trades in US dollars (WQDV) or British pounds (WQDS).

Both funds were only unveiled in London in mid-June (See: “BlackRock launches iShares global and European quality dividend ETFs”).

The iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (QDVY) tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US Floating Rate Note <5 Years Index. The fund trades in euros and has a TER of just 0.10%, making it the cheapest floating rate bond ETF in Europe. It recently listed on London Stock Exchange at the start of July where it trades in US dollars (See: “BlackRock launches cheapest floating rate bond ETF in Europe”).

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