Advantages of our products
Reap the benefits of ETFs
ETFs are exchange-traded investment funds that track a securities index as precisely as possible. They provide investors with immediate and diversified access to different regions and countries, particular sectors and specific investment themes matching their own investment strategy.
Particularly reasonable pricing:
iShares ETFs are one of the most reasonably priced investment products, featuring a very simple and transparent pricing structure. No issue premium is payable for units purchased on an exchange. Only the transaction fees charged by your bank, savings bank or broker are incurred.
No issuer risk
iShares ETFs issued in Germany are listed investment funds subject to the supervision of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the Bundesbank and the exchange supervisory authority. The assets belonging to the iShares investment funds are co-owned by the unitholders and are managed as a separate asset pool, distinct from the company assets of BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG. Mixing these separate pools of assets is prohibited by law. Certificates on the other hand are debt instruments, representing a claim against the issuer for repayment of the invested capital and a specified rate of interest. They are subject to issuer risk.
The fair value of the funds, calculated minute-by-minute and published as a guideline, together with the fund composition that is published daily, make iShares ETFs particularly transparent.
Designated sponsors (also called market makers) provide an extremely low bid-ask spread and a high level of liquidity for all our funds. They continuously quote buy and sell prices for the funds, enabling very large volumes to be traded within a very short period of time.
Passively managed and therefore closely in line with the market:
All iShares ETFs are passively managed. They track an index and its performance extremely precisely, irrespective of a fund manager's personal assessments and forecasts. Only a very few portfolio managers are able to outperform the relevant benchmark over the medium term and especially in the long range. As a result, you do not have to bear the higher costs incurred in an active management approach due to the forecasting expenses involved. You can gain independence from the investment decisions of active fund companies.
Besides reaping the benefits of our products, take advantage of the opportunity to benefit from grandfathering protection and to save withholding tax.
The Download area ("documents") of our website contains information about our products. We are also available on +49 (0) 89 42729 – 5858 or by e-mail: info@iShares.de.
The information on withholding tax [Abgeltungsteuer] is of a general nature, is directed at private investors ("Investor" below) and is not addressed to the specific situation of an Investor. Such information is based exclusively on German law, which may be amended retroactively under certain circumstances. We advise that the information as presented does not constitute tax advice and does not claim to offer a comprehensive basis for decision-making. Although we make every effort to provide reliable and up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all the information is accurate at the time of compiling this website, nor that such information will be accurate in the future. No Investor should act solely on the basis of the information on this website. Instead, appropriate professional advice should always be obtained and a thorough analysis of the particular tax situation should be carried out. BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG does not guarantee that such information is complete and accurate; in particular, it shall not be liable for losses or damage that result or have resulted from use of the above-mentioned information on withholding tax.