BlackRock will rebrand its range of tracker funds under the iShares name on 30 June 2017. BlackRock’s iShares brand is currently used for its range of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and the aim is to bring the group’s full suite of index-tracking investments under one umbrella. The funds will also be rebranded as ‘index funds’ rather than ‘tracker funds’.
|Fund name||New fund name|
|BlackRock Corporate Bond Tracker||iShares Corporate Bond Index|
|BlackRock Emerging Markets Equity Tracker||iShares Emerging Markets Equity Index|
|BlackRock Japan Equity Tracker||iShares Japan Equity Index|
|BlackRock Pacific ex Japan Equity Tracker||iShares Pacific ex Japan Equity Index|
|BlackRock 100 UK Equity Tracker||iShares 100 UK Equity Index|
|BlackRock 350 UK Equity Tracker||iShares 350 UK Equity Index|
|BlackRock Continental European Equity Tracker||iShares Continental European Equity Index|
|BlackRock Global Property Securities Equity Tracker||iShares Global Property Securities Equity Index|
|BlackRock Index Linked Gilt Tracker||iShares Index Linked Gilt Index|
|BlackRock Mid Cap UK Equity Tracker||iShares Mid Cap UK Equity Index|
|BlackRock North American Equity Tracker||iShares North American Equity Index|
|BlackRock Overseas Corporate Bond Tracker||iShares Overseas Corporate Bond Index|
|BlackRock Overseas Government Bond Tracker||iShares Overseas Government Bond Index|
|BlackRock UK Equity Tracker||iShares UK Equity Index|
|BlackRock UK Gilts All Stocks Tracker||iShares UK Gilts All Stocks Index|
|BlackRock US Equity Tracker||iShares US Equity Index|
There has been no change to each fund’s investment objective or process. Therefore we do not believe existing investors need to take any action providing the funds still meet their objectives. The Corporate Bond, Emerging Markets Equity, Japan Equity, and Pacific ex Japan Equity Index funds continue to feature on the Wealth 150+ list of our favourite funds including tracker funds.
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