This week we continue our theme of discussing key providers of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Among the broad spectrum of ETF providers, a company that stands out for the breadth of its offerings is iShares, the ETF investment arm of the worldâ€™s largest asset manager, Blackrock (BLK).
iShares has more than 600 funds globally that give investors exposure to equities, fixed income and commodities. iShares also has funds that trade on 20 exchanges worldwide, featuring ETFs that focus on specific geographic areas, such as individual countries and regions.
In addition, iShares offers basic index ETFs, but it also features ETFs employing niche investment strategies, such as actively managed funds designed for specific allocations and funds devoted to dividends.
Read more about the many offerings of Blackrock’s iShares ETFs at Eagle Daily Investor.