BlackRock Transfers 50 ETFs To Bats, Nasdaq

The funds are delisting from the NYSE Arca to list on the other two exchanges.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

Late Friday, BlackRock announced it was delisting 50 of its funds from the NYSE Arca and changing their primary listing venue to the Bats or Nasdaq stock exchanges.

Thirty of the funds will find their way to the Bats exchange, while another 20 funds will be listed on the Nasdaq, with the changes set to occur on or about Aug. 1, according to a press release from BlackRock. Bats is owned by's parent company, CBOE.

The ETF issuer’s head of capital markets, Samara Cohen, noted that “diversification is an important element of iShares listing strategy” by way of explanation for the move.

“A thriving market for ETFs requires a robust, resilient ecosystem, with multiple participants committed to continuous innovation and improving the client experience,” she added, pointing out that the firm maintains strong ties with all major exchanges.

The funds transferring to the Bats exchange include some very large and popular ETFs, such as the $27.9 billion iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA), the $13.6 billion iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV), the $3.1 billion iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM).

The list of funds moving to the Nasdaq exchange includes the $18.3 billion iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF), the $17 billion iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) and the $13.2 billion iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB).

iShares On 3 Exchanges

BlackRock’s press release noted that 209 U.S.-listed iShares will continue to maintain their primary listing on the NYSE Arca. The firm has 337 U.S.-listed ETFs currently trading.

The 30 iShares funds moving to the Bats exchange include the following:

Ticker Fund
ACWV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF
ECH iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF
EEMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF
FLOT iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF
GVI iShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETF
HEEM iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
HEFA iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF
IEO iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF
IGE iShares North American Natural Resources ETF
IGV iShares North American Tech-Software ETF
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF
ITA iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF
IYJ iShares U.S. Industrials ETF
IYT iShares Transportation Average ETF
IYZ iShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF
PICK iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF
REM iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF
SLVP iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF
VLUE iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF


The list of the 20 iShares ETFs moving to the Nasdaq is as follows:

Ticker Fund
CIU iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF
CRED iShares U.S. Credit Bond ETF
CSJ iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF
EMB iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF
HEWG iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF
ISTB iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF
IUSB iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF
IUSG iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF
PFF iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey ETF
XT iShares Exponential Technologies ETF


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Heather Bell is a managing editor with Prior to joining the company, she held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and a one-time Jeopardy! champion. She resides in the Denver area with her two dogs, and enjoys hiking in the mountains and frequenting the city’s excellent bookstores.