iShares ETFs


iShares - The power of choice
iShares is the market-leading ETF provider with a global offering of 950 products and assets of more than trillion (as of June 30, 2021) globally. For more than 20 years, iShares has operated in the ETF market based on the belief that investors deserve choice. That's why iShares ETFs are designed to provide flexible access to a wide range of investments - from stocks and bonds to a growing number of other strategies - at low cost and tax-efficient rates.

The breadth of the iShares ETF offering makes it easy to invest with a long-term horizon, seek to minimize risk, and match financial goals with personal beliefs.

Learn more about iShares and the iShares product range

Promotion dedicated to Directa Customers

From 1 October 2021, for all Directa Customers ZERO fees on a selection of iShares ETFs

The promotion is valid only on purchase orders with order minimum trade value of € 1,500 or € 2,500

The list of instruments on which the promotion is active and where a minimum order trade value of € 1,500 is required is available here, those for which a minimum order trade value of € 2,500 is required is availbable here

How to invest through iShares ETFs

iShares ETFs provide an easy and profitable way to gain exposure to different markets. The goal of iShares ETFs is to provide investors with returns based on the performance of their underlying index. By using ETFs as “building blocks”, it is possible to spread the risks of individual companies, entire sectors, or even entire countries.

The decision on which asset class to invest in and the proportions of this investment depend on your risk and return objectives and your time horizon.
A key component of asset allocation is to achieve appropriate diversification. This will ensure for instance that you have not “put all your eggs in one basket”. The wide range of iShares ETFs can help you diversify your investments into as many asset classes as per your needs.

For more information on portfolio construction and the iShares core range

Sustainable investing - Why choose ETFs to build sustainable portfolios

Sustainability issues are becoming increasingly relevant to portfolio construction, so investors might consider aligning portfolios with the transition to a low-carbon economy through direct approaches, which consist of allocating capital based on climate risks and opportunities, or indirect approaches, which involve, for example, reducing capital allocated to key emitters.
To avoid the most destructive effects of climate change, it will be necessary to keep the increase in the average global temperature below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, pursuing the goal of zero net emissions by 2050. BlackRock promotes innovation, research, and climate analysis to help its clients invest sustainably and build a net zero economy for all.

To learn more about net zero, watch the following video

For decades, indexing has helped investors create more efficient portfolios. Today, as more investors transition to sustainable investing, ETFs and index funds provide those ingredients that investors need to pursue their specific financial and sustainable goals.

There are 5 reasons to invest in sustainability through indexed solutions:

  • Control: the wide range and transparency of available indices allow you to choose the most suitable approach to your portfolio
  • Consistency: indices are usually rule-based and adopt replicable techniques regardless of asset class and exposure
  • Resilience: Companies that adopt sustainable practices are more resilient, as evidenced by the fact that most sustainable ETFs have outperformed traditional versions in times of market stress
  • Standardization: Information reported by companies allows for more immediate comparison by investors
  • Stewardship: Index managers seek to influence long-term change in the practices of the companies in which they invest
Learn more about the sustainable range of iShares

Thematic ETFs - the solution to exposure to the megatrends of the future

Megatrends are disruptive forces that can bring about structural changes in the global economy, drive innovation, and redefine societal priorities and business models. They can have significant impacts not only on our lifestyles and spending habits, but also on government policies and corporate strategies. BlackRock has identified five trends that are changing economic models:

  • Technological revolution
  • Demographic and social change
  • Rapid urbanization
  • Climate change and resource constraints
  • Emerging wealth growth
For more information on Megatrends and how to invest in them

Additional iShares materials

This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The informations are as of the date indicated and may change as subsequent conditions vary. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. Please read the prospectus and KIID carefully before you invest.
Advertising Message for promotional purpose - This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a investment solicitation. Please read carefully the characteristics of the financial instruments on offer and its associated risks, which are also present in the information provided by Directa ("Preliminary information", Section C - Information on financial instruments). ETFs, ETCs and ETNs (ETPs) and Certificates are complex financial instruments, with a significant risk of loss of the invested capital and whose price may include implicit costs. Directa therefore recommends to read the product offer documentation and the KID/KIID document, which describes the operating methods, costs and risks to which you are exposed by making the investment. The term "leverage" is used to describe investment strategies aimed at multiplying potential profits and losses. Leveraged investments may be made with the aim of obtaining possible higher returns, however leverage not only amplifies gains but also any losses. The investor is also exposed to the risk of early termination of the investment and of total loss of the invested capital or even more than it. The issuer pays Directa a fee upon execution, classifiable as an inducement pursuant to the Consob Intermediaries Regulation: for this reason, a conflict of interest may occur.