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iShares launches first ETFs on innovative sector indices in iSTOXX FactSet Thematic index family on Xetra

ETFs track themes: Automation & Robotics, Breakthrough Healthcare, Digitalisation and Ageing Population..


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Four new sector ETFs issued by BlackRock have been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.

The four iShare ETFs enable investors to invest for the first time in sectors only very recently offered by the iSTOXX FactSet Thematic index family. The ETFs track the themes: Automation & Robotics, Breakthrough Healthcare, Digitalisation and Ageing Population. To be eligible for index inclusion, the companies have to generate more than 50% of their revenues in the thematic areas, have an average daily trading volume of greater than €1 million and free-float market capitalisation greater than €200 million. Each index is composed of at least 80 companies, which are equally weighted.   

Name: iShares Automation & Robotics UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BYZK4552        
Total expense ratio: 0.40 percent
Distribution policy: accumulating
Benchmark: iSTOXX FactSet Automation & Robotics Index

The iShares Automation & Robotics UCITS ETF tracks companies that develop technologies in the area of Automation & Robotics in industrialised and emerging market countries.

Name: iShares Ageing Population UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BYZK4669        
Total expense ratio: 0.40 percent
Distribution policy: accumulating
Benchmark: iSTOXX FactSet Ageing Population Index

The iShares Ageing Population UCITS ETF comprises companies that offer special products and services for the ageing global population.

Name: iShares Digitalisation UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BYZK4883        
Total expense ratio: 0.40 percent
Distribution policy: accumulating
Benchmark: iSTOXX FactSet Digitalisation Index

The iShares Digitalisation UCITS ETF comprises companies that offer digitally focused services in industrialised and emerging market countries.

Name: iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF
Asset class: equity index ETF
ISIN: IE00BYZK4776        
Total expense ratio: 0.40 percent
Distribution policy: accumulating
Benchmark: iSTOXX FactSet Breakthrough Healthcare Index

The iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF comprises companies focused on innovation in global healthcare services in industrialised and emerging market countries.

Source: ETFWorld.co.uk

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