BlackRock Transfers 50 ETFs To Bats, Nasdaq

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

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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 ETF.com'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:

TickerFund
ACWViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF
ECHiShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF
EEMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF
EFAViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF
EFGiShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF
EFViShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF
FLOTiShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF
GVIiShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETF
HEEMiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
HEFAiShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF
ICFiShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF
IDViShares International Select Dividend ETF
IEFAiShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF
IEOiShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF
IGEiShares North American Natural Resources ETF
IGViShares North American Tech-Software ETF
IPFFiShares International Preferred Stock ETF
ITAiShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF
ITBiShares U.S. Home Construction ETF
IYJiShares U.S. Industrials ETF
IYTiShares Transportation Average ETF
IYZiShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF
MTUMiShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF
PICKiShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF
QUALiShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF
REMiShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF
SLVPiShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF
USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF
VLUEiShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF

 

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

TickerFund
CIUiShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF
CREDiShares U.S. Credit Bond ETF
CSJiShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF
DVYiShares Select Dividend ETF
EMBiShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF
HEWGiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF
IJTiShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF
ISTBiShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF
IUSBiShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF
IUSGiShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF
IUSViShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF
MBBiShares MBS ETF
PFFiShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF
RINGiShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF
TURiShares MSCI Turkey ETF
XTiShares Exponential Technologies ETF

 

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Heather Bell is a former managing editor of etf.com. 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.