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Press Releases from Blackrock (3 total)

Safety of Australian ETFs

BlackRock’s (NYSE: BLK) exchange traded fund business, iShares, said today that Australia’s young exchange traded fund (ETF) market and stringent regulatory system are keeping Australia’s ETFs relatively simple and straightforward. There are 50 ETFs currently trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – the majority are based on the traditional ETF structure of a fund of physical stocks, in comparison to more complex ETF structures such as derivatives-based, leveraged and inverse

1ST QUARTER ETF/ETP INDUSTRY REPORT FROM BLACKROCK

1ST QUARTER ETF/ETP INDUSTRY REPORT FROM BLACKROCK: GLOBAL ETF ASSETS INCREASE 6.7% YEAR-TO-DATE, NOW TOTAL US$1.399 TRILLION US$41.4 Bn net inflows in Q1 double same period last year In Response to Tumultuous First Quarter Investors Adjust Allocations in Q1 Middle East Unrest Drives Interest in Energy Sector In the first quarter of 2011, US$41.4 billion of net new assets went into ETFs/ETPs, which is more than double that seen in Q1 2010, indicating

Global markets offer strong opportunities for ETF investors

Global equities are trading at some of the cheapest levels in more than a decade offering excellent opportunities for exchange traded fund (ETF) investors wishing to invest globally. Tom Keenan, Director of Intermediary Sales, iShares said, "The Australian dollar is trading at its highest level for almost three decades - now above parity with the US dollar and in combination with cheap global equities, investors have much greater buying power