iShares Closing 5 ETFs

World’s largest ETF issuer shutting five of its funds in August.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

iShares is known for making sweeping closures during the summer months, although this year, the closures set for Aug. 20 amount to just five. The funds to be closed include the following:

All of the funds launched between 2014 and 2017, so they have been trading for some time. However, they failed to gather assets.

In August 2018, iShares shut down 16 of its ETFs. While it didn’t close any funds in August 2017, it did shutter 10 ETFs in August 2016. In August 2015, the firm closed 18 ETFs.

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Heather Bell is a former managing editor of She has also held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and resides in the Denver area with her two dogs.