iShares launches ETF suite, drops fees

By Staff | October 17, 2012 | Last updated on October 17, 2012
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ETF provider iShares is launching a new series of funds, as well as reducing the fees of eight existing funds.

The price drops follow a similar move by BMO over the past month. The funds affected include six U.S. ETFs and two Canadian ETFs. They are as follows:

  • IVV (iShares Core S&P 500 ETF)
  • IJH (iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF)
  • IJR (iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF)
  • ITOT (iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market)
  • AGG (iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market)
  • ILTB (iShares Core Long-Term U.S. Bond)
  • XSP (iShares S&P 500 Index Fund CAD-Hedged)
  • XWD (iShares MSCI World Index)

In particular, the XSP management fee will be reduced from 24bps to 22bps as a result of fee reduction on its underlying fund (IVV), and the fee for XWD will be reduced from 45bps to 44bps.

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The new core series is a suite of ten U.S. listed ETFs intended for long-term, buy and hold investors. It’s made up of four broad U.S. equity funds, three international equity funds that track MSCI Investable Market Indices, and three U.S. fixed income funds.

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