BlackRockilta ensimmäinen kiinalaisiin A-osakkeisiin sijoittava ETF

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BlackRockilta ensimmäinen kiinalaisiin A-osakkeisiin sijoittava ETF

BlackRockin uusi iShares MSCI China A UCITS -ETF-rahasto antaa mahdollisuuden sijoittaa suoraan manner-Kiinan osakeyhtiöihin, jotka on listattu Shanghain tai Shenzhenin pörsseissä. Yhtiöt edustavat suurinta yksittäistä Kiinan osakemarkkinoiden segmenttiä. Nämä osakkeet kuuluvat maailman parhaiten menestyneisiin osakkeisiin vuonna 2014.

A-osakkeisiin voivat sijoittaa vain Kiinan kansalaiset sekä ulkomaiset sijoittajat, jotka voivat hyödyntää rajallista määrää tarkasti valvottuja ja säänneltyjä kanavia. Siksi markkinoille sijoittaminen on hankalaa. iShares-rahasto käyttää sijoituksissaan BlackRockin Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) -kiintiötä.

iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF on ainoa MSCI China A International -indeksiä seuraava UCITS-rahasto. Se on fyysisesti replikoiva rahasto, jonka kulusuhde on 0.65 %.

”Sijoittajien kiinnostus Kiinan on korkealla, eikä näytä laantumisen merkkejä. Maailman toiseksi suurin talous jatkaa osakemarkkinoidensa avaamista ulkomaisille sijoittajille, ja tämä ETF on uusi mahdollisuus sijoittaa kiinalaisiin osakkeisiin. Valitsimme MSCI-indeksin huolellisesti sen hajautetun A-osakkeiden korin takia ja rakensimme ETF:n fyysisesti replikoivaksi, sillä sijoittajamme suosivat tätä mallia. Rahasto tarjoaa laadukkaan, kustannuksiltaan alhaisen tavan sijoittaa yhteen harvoista osakemarkkinoista, jolle kansainvälisten sijoittajien on vaikea päästä”, sanoo iSharesin EMEA-alueen tuotejohtaja Tom Fekete.

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

Lisätietoja:
Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
+358 50 558 0888
anna-mari.tiilikainen (at) cocomms.com

BlackRock launches its first China A share ETF for international investors

London, 13 April 2015 – BlackRock has today listed the iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange, giving its international institutional and retail clients direct access to China’s A share equity market.

A shares are mainland China incorporated companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges and represent the largest single segment of the Chinese equity market. They were amongst the best performing equities in the world in 2014, when the Shanghai Composite Index rose 58%. However the direct purchase of A shares is open only to Chinese nationals plus foreign investors able to access a limited number of tightly controlled and regulated channels, restricting access to the market for many.

The iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF provides investors with exposure to China A shares through BlackRock’s own Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) quota. The ETF is the only UCITS fund to track the MSCI China A International Index. This index represents a broad and diversified basket of over 300 large and mid cap stocks.

The fund is a physical fund, meaning it purchases and holds the underlying stocks, and the management of the ETF is conducted solely within BlackRock. The fund has a total expense ratio of 0.65%, lower than comparable physically replicating China A share ETFs open to international investors.

BlackRock’s Tom Fekete, Head of Product for iShares in EMEA, commented: “Investor interest in China is high and shows no sign of abating. The world’s second largest economy is increasingly opening its stock market to greater foreign investment, and this ETF provides investors with a new option for accessing Chinese shares. We selected the MSCI index very carefully for its diversified basket of A shares, and built the ETF using the physical replication model that investors tell us they prefer. This fund offers high quality, low-cost exposure to one of the few global equity markets that are truly difficult for international investors to enter.”

The iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF complements other types of Chinese equity exposure BlackRock provides to international ETF investors, including the iShares China Large Cap UCITS ETF, which tracks the FTSE China 50 Index and offers exposure to Chinese stocks listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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Notes to editors

  • BlackRock’s RMB qualified foreign institutional investors licence, or RQFII, was granted to BlackRock Advisors UK Limited in June 2014

  • The Shanghai Composite Index of Chinese A shares rose 58% in 2014, according to data from the Shanghai Stock Exchange as at March 2015

  • China A-shares represents 45.6% of the Chinese equity market, as defined by the MSCI China All Shares Index, which contains A-Shares, B-Shares, H-shares, Red Chips and Private Chips. Data from MSCI as at 27 Feb 2015

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: @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 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'), 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 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

This document is directed at Professional Investors in Denmark only and the Funds are authorised by Finanstilsynet, the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. 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 and the Danish country supplements. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. Copies of all documentation can be obtained free of charge from offices of the paying agent in Denmark BlackRock Copenhagen Branch, filial af BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 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.

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, Key Investor Information Document, 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 and (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. Investors should read the fund specific risks in the Key Investor Information Document and the Company’s Prospectus. For comprehensive information on the expenses charged to a fund and fees applicable to investors, see the Documento di quotazione and the 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.

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

The Fund invests in China A Shares via the Investment Manager’s RQFII investment quota. The Fund is subject to RQFII policy and rule changes which could adversely impact the Fund or the Investment Manager’s RQFII quota as well as the Fund’s ability to hold China A-Shares. The Fund is subject to restrictions and requirements applicable to RQFII investment, including the following risks: regulatory policies risk, license, quota and repatriation risk, People’s Republic of China (PRC) assets risk, RQFII custodian and PRC broker risk, foreign exchange risk and RQFII quota allocation conflict risk

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 the manager.

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 BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited.

Index Disclaimers

'FTSE®' is a trade mark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange plc and the Financial Times Limited (the 'FT') and is used by FTSE International Limited ('FTSE') under licence. The FTSE China 25 Index is calculated by or on behalf of FTSE International Limited ('FTSE'). None of the Exchange, the FT nor FTSE sponsors, endorses or promotes iShares China Large Cap UCITS ETF nor is in any way connected to the fund or accepts any liability in relation to its issue, operation and trading. All copyright and database rights within the index values and constituent list vest in FTSE. BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited has obtained full licence from FTSE to use such copyright and database rights in the creation of this product.

iShares funds are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or any index on which such funds are based. The Prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship that MSCI has with BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited and any related funds.

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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 31.12.2014. 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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