ishares launches global equity etf

iShares has announced the launch of a global equity ETF offering exposure to companies from up to 45 developed and emerging markets.

ishares launches global equity etf


The iShares MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) ETF listed on the London Stock Exchange today and is a physical ETF, holding the underlying securities of the firms.

It aims to track the MSCI All Country World Index Net USD and will provide investors with access to up to 24 developed and 21 emerging markets.

The fund is Ucits compliant and will track a broad range of sectors which make up the index.

Axel Lomholt, head of iShares product development EMEA, said: "In line with iShares’ best principles, the fund offers investors liquid and transparent exposure to a diverse, global index within a regulated framework. Given the market capitalisation of emerging market companies is expected to rise, this is of increasing importance within a global equity portfolio in the coming years."

iShares now has 128 European equity products on the market.