iShares, the exchange traded funds unit of BlackRock, has launched three new currency hedged ETFs to allow investors to access international exposures while reducing the risk of currency fluctuations.
The three new ETFs are iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF, iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF and iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF.
The new ETFs will focus on Japan, Germany, and EAFE countries, which include developed markets outside of the US and Canada.
According to iShares, the funds will also be benefitted from the deep liquidity of the parent iShares ETFs, which are expected to provide the iShares Currency Hedged ETFs with ample secondary market liquidity and the ability to efficiently create and redeem shares.
The funds will be managed by BlackRock’s Index Asset Allocation team, which has over 50 years of combined experience and manages over US$35 billion in currency-related assets.
Daniel Gamba, head of iShares Americas Institutional Business at BlackRock, said: "iShares Currency Hedged ETFs offer an efficient and cost-effective solution in a single transaction, so investors don’t have to manage complex currency hedging strategies."