Investing with BlackRock in Australia

Much like Vanguard, BlackRock is another provider of low-cost index funds and many other investment solutions.

BlackRock offers a large range of ETFs with low management fee rates across different asset classes and managed funds. There are different asset classes available such as Cash, Fixed Income and Equities.

They were founded back in 1988 are now the world’s number 1 asset manager with a massive $5.7 Trillion assets under management as of 2017.



Here is a small list of some of the ETFs that are available through BlackRock.

  • [Code: IVV] iShares S&P 500 ETF (Management fee: 0.04%)
  • [Code: IJR] iShares S&P Small-Cap ETF (Management fee: 0.07%)
  • [Code: BILL] iShares Core Cash ETF (Management fee: 0.07%)
  • [Code: IHHY] iShares Global High Yield Bond (AUD Hedged) ETF (Management fee: 0.56%)
  • [Code: IJP] iShares MSCI Japan ETF (Management fee: 0.49%)
  • [Code: IHVV] iShares S&P 500 AUD Hedged ETF (Management fee: 0.10%)

You can create an individual investor account on the BlackRock website to get started or you can also purchase their ETFs on investment platforms like ANZ Share Investing, Commsec and BT Panorama.

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Full fund list for BlackRock iShares ETFs

There are some great options available for passive income as the dividends are very generous. Below are the distribution yield rates which is calculated in Australian dollars when taking into account all the distributions that were paid out over a 12-month rolling period.

  • [Code: IVV] iShares S&P 500 ETF – Distribution Yield – 1.76%
  • [Code: IJR] iShares S&P Small-Cap ETF- Distribution Yield – 0.76%
  • [Code: IHHY] iShares Global High Yield Bond – Distribution Yield – 6.98%
  • [Code: IJP] iShares MSCI Japan ETF – Distribution Yield – 1.55%
  • [Code: IHVV] iShares S&P 500 AUD Hedged ETF – Distribution Yield – 1.78%

BlackRock have put together some really simple to understand and great brochures for their ETFs. These are recommended to read through before making a decision so you can see which one suits your risk-profile and how it suits with the rest of your investment portfolio so you remain diversified.

 

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