Pulse Online: "Five years of iShares thematic ETFs: looking back and ahead"

23 Nov 2021

Pulse Online: "Five years of iShares thematic ETFs: looking back and ahead"

On September 8, 2016, BlackRock introduced four thematic ETFs, based on STOXX indices, that aim to capture the economic upside of prominent and truly disruptive topics: ageing populationhealthcare innovationautomation and robotics, and digitalization. Since then, three additional funds have been launched, targeting the electric vehiclesdigital security and smart city infrastructure themes.

Five years on from the launch of the first thematic ETFs resulting from the collaboration between BlackRock and Qontigo, Pulse Online reflects on the performance of the seven thematic strategies. 

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