iShares Celebrates Minimum Volatility Suite of ETFs

On Wednesday, March 6, iShares, the Exchange Traded Funds Business of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate iShares Minimum Volatility ETFs.  Since launching in 2011, iShares' suite of US-listed Minimum Volatility products has attracted over $4bn in AUM.


In an environment in which macro uncertainty continues to lead to financial market volatility, investors are complimenting their portfolios with iShares Minimum Volatility suite of products.  Clients are attracted to iShares Minimum Volatility products for the risk-reward trade-offs and ease of implementations these ETFs offer. Investors also recognize there is significant evidence that Minimum Volatility funds improve risk-adjusted returns, while also cushioning portfolios during periods of heightened turbulence.


In honor of the occasion, Daniel Gamba, Head of iShares Americas Institutional Business at BlackRock, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell joined by executives and guests of iShares.



Daniel Gamba will be available for media interviews.


About iShares:

iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 600 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 20 exchanges worldwide. The iShares Funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals.