BlackRock lanseeraa valuuttasuojatun eurooppalaisiin osakkeisiin sijoittavan ETF:n

BlackRock tuo markkinoille ETF:n, joka sijoittaa suuren ja keskisuuren markkina-arvon yhtiöiden osakkeisiin. Nämä yhtiöt ovat kehittyneistä Euroopan talous- ja rahaliiton maista. Rahasto on valuuttasuojattu.

iShares MSCI EMU USD Hedged UCITS ETF (EMUU) seuraa indeksiä, johon sisältyy noin 240 osaketta kymmenestä kehittyneestä maasta Euroopan talous- ja rahaliitossa. Euron arvon vaihtelujen vaikutusta kokonaistuottoon vähennetään käyttämällä dollarisuojausta. Rahasto on fyysisesti replikoiva, ja sen kulusuhde on 38 peruspistettä.

Rahasto on iSharesin ensimmäinen dollarisuojattu eurooppalainen osakerahasto ja nostaa valuuttasuojattujen rahastojen määrän Euroopassa 14:ään.

“Monet sijoittajat ovat kiinnostuneita eurooppalaisista osakkeista, mutta haluavat uusia tapoja sijoittaa riskiä halliten. Euroopassa osakkeiden arvostukset ovat houkuttelevia verrattuna Yhdysvaltoihin”, sanoo BlackRockin iSharesin EMEA-alueen tuotekehitysjohtaja Tom Fekete.

BlackRockin toukokuisen ETP Landscape raportin mukaan paneurooppalaiset osake-ETF:t ovat olleet yksi alan suosituimmista omaisuuslajeista tänä vuonna. Niihin on virrannut 42,1 miljardia dollaria uusia varoja vuoden ensimmäisen viiden kuukauden aikana. Kaikkiaan eurooppalaisiin osake-ETF:iin on sijoitettu 254 miljardia dollaria (tilanne toukokuun lopussa).

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Lisätietoja:

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

BlackRock

Timi Oni, puh. +44 20 7743 1592, timi.oni@blackrock.com
Marc Bubeck, puh. +44 20 7743 3068, marc.bubeck@blackrock.com

BlackRock launches European equities currency hedged ETF

Newest addition to iShares currency hedged suite in Europe

London, 3 July 2015 – BlackRock has launched an ETF that invests in large- and mid-cap stocks from developed European Economic and Monetary Union countries and has a built-in US dollar currency hedge.

The iShares MSCI EMU USD Hedged UCITS ETF (EMUU) tracks an index containing approximately 240 stocks from 10 developed countries that are within the European Economic and Monetary Union. The impact of fluctuations in the Euro on an investor’s total return is reduced by using a US dollar hedge. The fund is physically replicating, purchasing and holding the underlying stocks, and has a total expense ratio of 38 basis points.

This is iShares’ first US dollar hedged European equities fund, which brings the provider’s currency hedged suite in Europe to 14 products. The range offers investors flexibility to opt for hedged or unhedged exposures - or a combination of both - in their international portfolios.

BlackRock’s Tom Fekete, Head of Product for iShares in EMEA, commented: “Many investors are interested in the prospects for European stocks but want new ways to invest in a risk managed fashion. Europe has experienced a cyclical rebound from 2014 and equity valuations are attractive relative to those in the US. At the start of 2015, corporate earnings revisions in Europe turned positive for the first time since 2010.

“One of the benefits of a currency-hedged ETF is that investors don’t have to maintain an independent hedge and can separate and control their currency risk. We already offer unhedged and Swiss franc-hedged ETFs based on this index, as well as funds based on other European equity indexes, and the launch reflects our desire to meet client demand for new types of product.”

According to BlackRock's ETP Landscape report published in May 2015, pan-European equity ETFs have been one of the industry’s most popular asset classes in 2015. They attracted $42.1bn in new money during the first five months of 2015, bringing the total invested in European equity ETFs to $254bn at the end of May.

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Notes to editors

The fund tracks the MSCI EMU 100% Hedged to USD Index, which currently comprises stocks from France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Austria and Portugal.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At March 31, 2015, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.774 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 March 31, 2015, the firm had approximately 12,300 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: @blackrockuknews | 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 March 31, 2015, 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'), having its registered office at 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, England, Tel +44 (0)20 7743 3000, has issued this document for access by Professional Clients only and no other person should rely upon the information contained within it. 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 Finland

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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.

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BlackRock

BlackRock on maailman johtavia sijoitusten ja riskien hallinnan sekä neuvontapalveluiden tarjoajia institutionaalisille ja yksityissijoittajille. BlackRockin hallinnoimat varat olivat 4 774 miljardia dollaria 31.3.2015. 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 12 300 työntekijää yli 30 maassa (31.3.2015). 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 31.3.2015. 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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