iShares Expands Its Core By Four
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

iShares Expands Its Core By Four

BlackRock's iShares [profile] has filed to launch four allocation ETFs composed of portfolios built out of the firm's iShares Core suite of ten equity and fixed income ETFs.

According to the SEC filing, the four new products will be:

  •    iShares Core Allocation Conservative ETF
  •   iShares Core Allocation Moderate ETF
  •   iShares Core Allocation Moderate Growth ETF
  •   iShares Core Allocation Growth ETF

    The underlying ETFs for these four portfolios are the iShares Core suite of 10 ETFs launched in October 2012.

    They include:
  • iShares Core Long-Term U.S. Bond ETF
  • iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF
  • iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
  • iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF
  • iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
  • iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF
  • iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF
  • iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF
  • iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF, and
  • iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF.

    The four allocation ETFs are just the latest step in iShare's ongoing efforts to encourage investors and their advisors to build risk-customized portfolios utilizing iShares' core ETFs.

    Over the court of the past year, the Core Series has grown to nearly $100 billion in AUM.

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