iShares Cuts Fees On 11 ETFs

The change affects eight fixed-income funds and three ESG funds.

Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Staff

iShares has reduced the expense ratios on 11 of its ETFs, effective Aug. 4. The mix includes eight bond ETFs and three environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity funds. The three ESG funds saw the largest cuts, with ESGD’s fee cut in half to 0.20%, while ESGU and ESGE saw cuts almost as significant, dropping from 0.28% and 0.45%, respectively, to 0.15% and 0.25%.

The bond funds all saw their expense ratios trimmed by 2-10 basis points.

The affected funds have around $1 billion in assets under management or less. The smallest of the funds is ESGU, which only has $5.4 million in assets under management. 


Fund Ticker Old ER (%) New ER (%) BPS Change
iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF SLQD 0.08 0.06 -2
iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF STIP 0.10 0.06 -4
iShares Core 5-10 Year USD Bond ETF  IMTB 0.08 0.06 -2
iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF  ISTB 0.08 0.06 -2
iShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF  ILTB 0.08 0.06 -2
iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF  IUSB 0.08 0.06 -2
iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF  FALN 0.35 0.25 -10
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF  IAGG 0.11 0.09 -2
iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF  ESGD 0.40 0.20 -20
iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF ESGU 0.28 0.15 -13
iShares MSCI EM ESG Optimized ETF ESGE 0.45 0.25 -20


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