9 iShares ETFs Launch on Bats Exchange

Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings…

9 iShares ETFs Launch on Bats Exchange

Bats Exchange welcomed nine new exchange traded funds (ETFs) from iShares to its U.S. market on Thursday, the largest number of listings in one day for the Bats ETF Marketplace.

The following ETFs bring the total number of iShares ETFs listed on Bats’ U.S. market to 40:

  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF (Bats: CNDF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF (Bats: CNSF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Energy ETF (Bats: ERGF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Financials ETF (Bats: FNCF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Healthcare ETF (Bats: HCRF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Industrials ETF (Bats: INDF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Materials ETF (Bats: MATF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Technology ETF (Bats: TCHF)
  • iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF (Bats: UTLF)

The products are part of the new iShares Edge ETF suite launched today by BlackRock. iShares Edge is a clearly defined suite of iShares factor ETFs, covering minimum volatility, single and multifactor funds. iShares Edge will cover 26 existing and 9 new factor-based funds representing more than $28 billion in AUM.

Related: Click here to read all the latest ETF launches

Laura Morrison, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products at Bats, said Bats was is excited to help iShares launch these ETFs as part of their new Edge suite, which is designed to capture the power of factors to help reduce risk or enhance returns.

“Since welcoming iShares as the first issuer on Bats when we launched our listings business, we have valued each and every product they have brought to our market,” Morrison said. “We are proud that 40 iShares products now call the Bats ETF Marketplace home.”

ETF News & Notes from the KCG Team

Vanguard was active on Friday, Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond (VGLT), sellers;  Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO), buyers; Vanguard Utilities (VPU), buyers; and Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI), sellers, all traded heavy.

The shorts were out Friday, ProShares Short S&P 500 (SH) traded three times average with more than 18 million shares – and it looked to be mostly buyers.

iShares US medical device (IHI) had buyers Friday, and had elevated volume much of the week, last week.