Barclays Launches Five New ETFs

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) announced the launch of five new iShares international exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

The iShares MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Fund (ticker: ACWI) and MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund (ticker: ACWX) provide broad global exposure with benchmarks that are widely used and highly regarded by institutional investors, the announcement said. The iShares MSCI Israel (EIS), Thailand (THD), and Turkey (TUR) index funds are the first ETFs to cover those markets.

According to a NASDAQ announcement, the iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund and the iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Fund listed on the NASDAQ ETF Market, effective Friday.

“These new products give investors exposure to a broad range of international economies, and are trading on a market designed specifically for them,” said Noel Archard, Head of iShares Product Development, in the NASDAQ announcement.

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