BlackRock iSharesin valikoimaan pitkän juoksuajan valtionlainoihin sijoittavia ETF:iä

BlackRockin iSharesin yli 80 korkotuotetta sisältävä ETF-valikoima täydentyy kahdella uudella rahastolla. Rahastot sijoittavat valtionlainoihin, joiden juoksuaika on vähintään 15 vuotta. BlackRockin valikoimassa on yli 35 valtionlainoihin sijoittavaa ETF-rahastoa. Uusien rahastojen avulla sijoittajat voivat valita sijoitustensa duraation entistä tarkemmin.

iShares $ Treasury Bond 20+ Yr UCITS ETF sijoittaa Yhdysvaltojen dollarimääräisiin kiinteäkorkoisiin valtionlainoihin, joiden maturiteetti on vähintään 20 vuotta. Rahaston kulusuhde on 0,2 %.

iShares Euro Government Bond 20yr Target Duration UCITS ETF ostaa euroalueen maiden liikkeelle laskemia valtionlainoja, joiden luokitus on vähintään AA- ja jotka noteerataan joko euroissa tai maiden euroon liittymistä edeltävissä valuutoissa. Rahaston kulusuhde on 0,15 %.

Molemmat ETF:t ovat fyysisesti replikoituja.

Brett Olsson, iSharesin EMEA-alueen korkotuotteiden johtaja, sanoo:

"Viimeisen viiden vuoden aikana sijoittajat ovat alkaneet hajauttaa korkosijoituksiaan. Asiakkaamme haluavat toteuttaa näkemyksiään muun muassa eri maiden, omaisuuslajien ja duraatioriskin suhteen. Siksi olemme laajentaneet tuotevalikoimaamme. Uudet rahastot antavat mahdollisuuden lisätä pitkän juoksuajan euro- ja valtionlainoja salkkuun, mikä kiinnostanee etuusperusteisten järjestelmien varainhoitajien kaltaisia sijoittajia."

Alkuperäinen lehdistötiedote kokonaisuudessaan alla. Mikäli käännöksessä on eroja alkuperäiseen tiedotteeseen, alkuperäinen tiedote pätee.

Lisätietoja:
Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, puh. 050 558 0888, anna-mari.tiilikainen(at)cocomms.com

For Professional Clients and Institutional Investors Only

Laura Batty+44 (0) 20 7743 4140 laura.batty@blackrock.com Marc Bubeck+44 (0) 20 7743 3068marc.bubeck@blackrock.com

BlackRock adds long-dated sovereign bond ETFs to fixed income range

London, 21 January 2015 – BlackRock has expanded its range of over 80 fixed income ETFs with two funds that purchase long-dated sovereign bonds with maturities of 15 years or more. The funds build out iShares’ suite of over 35 government bond funds and allow investors to be more precise with their sovereign exposure by targeting specific durations.

The iShares $ Treasury Bond 20+ Yr UCITS ETF invests in fixed rate US Dollar denominated bonds that are issued by the US Treasury and have an outstanding maturity of at least 20 years. It becomes one of the longest duration US treasury ETFs in iShares’ European range. The fund has a total expense ratio of 0.20%.

The iShares Euro Government Bond 20yr Target Duration UCITS ETF purchases bonds rated AA- or better that have been issued by a central government of members of the Eurozone, and are denominated in euros or in a pre-euro currency. It aims to achieve a constant duration of approximately 20 years and a cap is applied so that no single bond accounts for more than 30%. The fund has a total expense ratio of 0.15%.

Both ETFs are physically backed and purchase the underlying bonds.

Brett Olson, Head of iShares Fixed Income EMEA for BlackRock, commented: “One of the dominant trends of the last five years has been investors diversifying their fixed income allocations. Our clients are looking for ways to express specific views on countries, asset classes and duration risk amongst other features. We’ve expanded our range as a result, and today’s funds provide an additional way to add long-dated Euro and Treasury bonds to a portfolio, something that liability-driven investors such as DB plan managers may find particularly attractive.

“Fixed Income ETFs offer access to a diversified range of bonds in a single, cost-efficient trade and are one of the industry’s major growth areas. They attracted global net new flows of $84.5bn* in 2014, a new record, and we expect this growth will continue in 2015.”

* Source: BlackRock, ETP Landscape Industry Highlights, December 2014.

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About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2014, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.652 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2014, the firm had approximately 12,200 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

About iShares

iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes.   With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views.   iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.

Regulatory Information

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ('FCA'), registered office at 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, England, Tel +44 (0)20 7743 3000. For your protection, calls are usually recorded. iShares plc, iShares II plc, iShares III plc, iShares IV plc, iShares V plc, iShares VI plc and iShares VII plc (together 'the Companies') are open-ended investment companies with variable capital having segregated liability between their funds organised under the laws of Ireland and authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland.

For investors in Austria

The funds mentioned in this document are registered for public offer in Austria. The Sales Prospectuses for the Companies, Key Investor Information Document and other documents as well as the annual and semi-annual reports have been published in Austria and are available free of charge from UniCredit Bank AG Vienna Branch, Julius Tandler Platz 3, 1090 Vienna, Austria, the Austrian paying and information agent and are also available on the website www.ishares.com. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. The Companies intend to fulfil the requirements for treatment of all of their sub-funds as reporting funds. Therefore the Companies have an Austrian tax representative who calculates the Austrian Deemed Distributed Income figures once a year and files an electronic tax return with the Austrian Control Bank. However, it cannot be guaranteed that the requirements will be met in the future. The Companies reserve the right to give up the reporting fund status and to not undertake such tax filings.

For investors in Denmark

The funds mentioned are registered for public distribution in Denmark and are authorised by Finanstilsynet, the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. Any application for shares in the funds is on the terms of the Funds’ Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts and the Danish country supplements. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

The Danish FSA has introduced rules on risk labelling for investment products pursuant to which various categories of investment product have been assigned a risk label. The shares of the funds mentioned have the yellow risk label pursuant to the Danish FSA's rules on risk labelling. The risk labelling is based on the possibility of losing the invested amount based on the product type and not the actual likelihood of this happening.

The risk labelling system is based on the colours of a traffic light.

• Green: Investment products labelled green refer to those where the risk of losing the invested amount is considered very limited and where the product type is not difficult to understand. Examples include Danish government bonds, EU governments bond and Danish mortgage bonds.

• Yellow: Investment products labelled yellow refer to those where there is considered to be a risk of losing the entire or a part of the invested amount and where the product type is not difficult to understand. Examples include listed shares, corporate bonds and shares of UCITS funds.

• Red: Investment products labelled red refer to those where there is considered to be a risk of losing more than the invested amount or the product type is difficult to understand. Examples include unlisted shares, options, futures, swaps and structured bonds.

Important information on the Funds is contained in the relevant Prospectus and other documents, copies of which can be obtained free of charge from the Fund’s Danish representative BlackRock Copenhagen Branch, filial af BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited England with registered address Harbour House, Sundkrogsgade 21, 2100 København Ø, Denmark. This document is strictly confidential and may not be distributed without authorisation from BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited. In line with most other non-Danish funds, the iShares range will not have distributor status under Danish tax law, for which reason investors will generally be subject to tax based on the annual change in value of their investment irrespective of whether iShares are sold or not (mark-to-market taxation). For individuals this may be less tax efficient than upon investment in a comparable Danish investment fund with distributor status.

For investors in Finland

The funds mentioned are registered for public distribution in Finland and are authorised by the Finanssivalvonta (Fiva), the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA), in Finland. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. This document is strictly confidential and may not be distributed without authorisation from BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited.

For investors in France

Any subscription for shares in a sub-fund of one of the companies will be carried out according to the conditions specified in the full Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, the French Addendum and in the Supplements of Companies as the case may be. These documents can be obtained by contacting the paying agent of the Company: BNP Paribas Securities Services, 3 rue d'Antin, 75002 Paris, tel: 00 33 1 42 98 10 00 or by visiting the French part of the site www.iShares.eu. The companies are undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) governed by foreign laws and approved by the Financial Regulator in the home state as a UCITS complying with European regulations. The European Directive 2009/65/EC of July 13, 2009 on UCITS, as amended, establishes common rules in order to allow the cross-border marketing of UCITS which comply with it. This common foundation did not prohibit different methods of implementation. This is why a European UCITS may be marketed in France even though the activity of such scheme would not respect rules identical to those which govern the approval of this type of product in France. This sub fund has been authorized for marketing in France by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. Please note that the distribution of shares of some sub funds of funds is not allowed in France. This document does not constitute an offer or a solicitation in relation to the shares of the funds.

For investors in Germany

The Sales Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document, as well as the annual and semi-annual reports are available free of charge from Commerzbank Kaiserplatz, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Companies intend to fulfil the prerequisites for treatment of their sub-funds as so-called "transparent funds" pursuant to §§ 2 and 4 of the German Investment Tax Act (Investmentsteuergesetz – InvStG). However, it cannot be guaranteed that the requirements will be met. The Companies reserve the right to give up the "transparent status" and to not undertake the necessary publications. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. Please note that important information about iShares VII funds is available in the current prospectus and other documents that can be obtained free of charge from the paying agent, Deutsche Bank AG Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany.

For investors in Ireland

This document is strictly confidential and may not be distributed without authorisation from BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited. With respect to funds that are registered for public offer in Ireland, important information on the Companies is contained in the relevant Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and other documents, copies of which can be obtained by calling 0845 357 7000, from your broker or financial adviser, by writing to BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited, iShares Business Development, 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL or by writing to the Manager of the Companies: BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited, Block 2, Grand Mill Quay, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

For investors in Italy

Any application for shares in the funds is on the terms of the Prospectus for the Companies. The Shares of certain sub-funds in the Companies have been admitted to listing in Italy and are currently listed on the Mercato Telematico Fondi of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. The list of the sub-funds listed in Italy, the Prospectus, of the Companies, the Documento di quotazione of the iShares funds, the latest annual and semi annual report of the Companies are published (i) on the Companies' internet website at the address www.iShares.com (ii) on Borsa Italiana S.p.A's website at the address www.borsaitalia.it. These documents are available for the public in Italian version with certification that such documents are a faithful translation of the original documents. Investors are entitled to receive free of charge, even at home, a copy of the above documents, upon written request forwarded to the Companies. For comprehensive information on the expenses charged to a fund and fees applicable to investors, see the Documento di quotazione and the Prospectus. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

For investors in Luxembourg

The Companies have been notified to the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier in Luxembourg in order to market their shares for sale to the public in Luxembourg and the Companies are notified Undertaking in Collective Investment for Transferable Securities (UCITS). The Companies have not been listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, investors should contact their broker for further information. Investment is subject to the Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and all documents (the main/umbrella Prospectus, the Supplement[s], the latest and any previous annual and semi-annual reports of the Companies and the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Companies) will be available in the Luxembourg, free of charge, from the offices of the Local Agent, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Luxembourg Branch 33, rue de Gasperich Howald – Hesperange L-2085 Luxembourg or by visiting the website on www.iShares.com. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

For investors in Norway

The funds mentioned are registered for public distribution in Norway and are authorised by Kredittilsynet, the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway. Any application for shares in the funds is on the terms of the Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document for the Companies. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. This document is strictly confidential and may not be distributed without authorisation from BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited.

For investors in Spain

The funds mentioned are registered for public distribution in Spain.The sales Prospectus has been registered with the Spanish Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores ('CNMV')). The funds which are registered in the official registry of the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) are iShares plc (registration number 801), iShares II plc (registration number 802) and iShares III plc (registration number 806), iShares IV plc (registration number 1402), iShares V plc (registration number 977), iShares VI plc (registration number 1091), iShares VII plc (registration number 886) and iShares (Lux) (registration number 905). The official registry, CNMV, must always be checked to see which sub funds of the funds mentioned are registered for public distribution in Spain. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts, copies of which can be obtained free of charge at www.iShares.es.   Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

For investors in Sweden

The Funds mentioned herein are registered for public distribution in Sweden and are authorised by Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Any application for shares in the funds is on the terms of the Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, for the Companies. Important information relating to the Companies is contained in the relevant Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and other documents, copies of which can be obtained free of charge from offices of the paying agent BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, Stockholm Filial Mäster Samuelsgatan 1, Box 609 S-11411 Stockholm, Sweden. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. Please note that important information about iShares V funds is available in the current prospectus and other documents that can be obtained free of charge from the paying agent BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, Stockholm Filial Mäster Samuelsgatan 1, Box 609 S-11411 Stockholm, Sweden.

For investors in the Netherlands

The Companies have been notified to the Authority Financial Markets in the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act of Investment Institutions, regulations enacted pursuant thereto and the supervision thereunder of the Authority Financial Markets. Copies of all documents (the main/umbrella Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, the Supplement[s], the latest and any previous annual and semi-annual reports of the Companies and the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Companies) will be available in the Netherlands, free of charge, from the offices of the representative in the Netherlands, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, Rembrandt Toren, 17th floor, Amstelplein 1, 1096 HA Amsterdam, Netherlands or by calling the Dutch representative’s information request line on 0800 0233 466. Any decision to invest should be based on the information contained in the Prospectus and the key investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

Risk Indicators

iShares $ Treasury Bond 20+ Yr UCITS ETF

iShares Euro Government Bond 20yr Target Duration UCITS ETF

For investors in the UK

Most of the protections provided by the UK regulatory system do not apply to the operation of the Companies, and compensation will not be available under the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme on its default. The Companies are recognised schemes for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Any decision to invest must be based solely on the information contained in the Company’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document and the latest half-yearly report and unaudited accounts and/or annual report and audited accounts. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus.

Restricted Investors

This document is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as an advertisement or any other step in furtherance of a public offering of shares in the United States or Canada. This document is not aimed at persons who are resident in the United States, Canada or any province or territory thereof, where the companies/securities are not authorised or registered for distribution and where no prospectus has been filed with any securities commission or regulatory authority. The companies/securities may not be acquired or owned by, or acquired with the assets of, an ERISA Plan.

Risk Warnings

Investment in the products mentioned in this document may not be suitable for all investors. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. The price of the investments may go up or down and the investor may not get back the amount invested. Your income is not fixed and may fluctuate. The value of investments involving exposure to foreign currencies can be affected by exchange rate movements. We remind you that the levels and bases of, and reliefs from, taxation can change.

BlackRock has not considered the suitability of this investment against your individual needs and risk tolerance. The data displayed provides summary information, investment should be made on the basis of the relevant Prospectus which is available from your Broker, Financial Adviser or BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited. We recommend you seek independent professional advice prior to investing.  

In respect of the products mentioned this document is intended for information purposes only and does not constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described within. This document may not be distributed without authorisation from the manager.

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Lisätietoja:
Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, puh. 050 558 0888, anna-mari.tiilikainen(at)cocomms.com

BlackRock

BlackRock on maailman johtavia sijoitusten ja riskien hallinnan sekä neuvontapalveluiden tarjoajia institutionaalisille ja yksityissijoittajille. BlackRockin hallinnoimat varat olivat 4 652 miljardia dollaria 31.12.2014. BlackRock auttaa asiakkaitaan saavuttamaan tavoitteensa ja selviämään haasteista tuotevalikoimansa avulla, johon kuuluu erillisiä tilejä, sijoitusrahastoja, pörssinoteerattuja iShares®-rahastoja ja muita yhteissijoitustuotteita. BlackRock tarjoaa myös riskienhallintaa, neuvontaa ja yritysinvestointijärjestelmäpalveluja laajalle institutionaalisten sijoittajien ryhmälle BlackRock Solutions®-brändillä. BlackRockin pääkonttori on New York Cityssä, ja sillä oli noin 12 200 työntekijää yli 30 maassa (31.12.2014). Yhtiö on vahvasti läsnä kaikille tärkeimmillä markkinoilla Pohjois- ja Etelä-Amerikka, Eurooppa, Aasia, Australia, Lähi-itä ja Afrikka mukaan lukien. Lisätietoja: www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | blogi: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

iShares
iShares on globaali pörssinoteerattujen ETF-rahastojen markkinajohtaja, joka on yli kymmenen vuoden ajan työskennellyt erikokoisten yksityisten ja institutionaalisten sijoittajien kanssa. Sillä on maailmanlaajuisesti yli 700 eri omaisuuslajien ja strategioiden rahastoa, ja sen hallinnoimat varat olivat yli 1000 miljardia dollaria 30.9.2014. iShares auttaa asiakkaita ympäri maailmaa rakentamaan sijoitussalkkunsa ytimen, pääsemään asetettuihin sijoitustavoitteisiin ja toteuttamaan markkinanäkemyksiään. iShares-rahastojen takana on BlackRockin ammattimainen salkunhoito ja riskinhallinta. BlackRockin hallinnoitavaksi on uskottu enemmän varoja kuin millekään muulle sijoitusyhtiölle.

Yrityksestä

Cocomms on Suomen johtava itsenäinen viestinnän konsultointitoimisto, joka tukee asiakkaitaan erilaisten muutos- ja kriisitilanteiden johtamisessa. Kasvatamme asiakkaidemme omistaja-arvoa sekä autamme heitä rakentamaan tavoiteltua mainetta, työnantajakuvaa ja brändiä. Valtaosa asiakkaistamme on Suomessa toimivia kansainvälisiä yrityksiä ja organisaatioita teknologian, talouden sekä terveydenhuollon aloilla.

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