iShares Global Water UCITS ETF



Ticker IH2O

0.65% p.a.
Distribution policy
Full replication
Fund size
1,706 m



The iShares Global Water UCITS ETF seeks to track the S&P Global Water index. The S&P Global Water index tracks the 50 largest and most liquid listed companies globally that are involved in water related businesses.
The ETF's TER (total expense ratio) amounts to 0.65% p.a.. The iShares Global Water UCITS ETF is the only ETF that tracks the S&P Global Water index. The ETF replicates the performance of the underlying index by full replication (buying all the index constituents). The dividends in the ETF are distributed to the investors (Semi annually).
The iShares Global Water UCITS ETF is a very large ETF with 1,706m GBP assets under management. The ETF was launched on 16 March 2007 and is domiciled in Ireland.
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Fund size
GBP 1,706 m
Total expense ratio
0.65% p.a.
Replication Physical (Full replication)
Legal structure ETF
Strategy risk Long-only
Fund currency USD
Currency risk Currency unhedged
Volatility 1 year (in GBP)
Inception/ Listing Date 16 March 2007
Distribution policy Distributing
Distribution frequency Semi annually
Fund domicile Ireland
Fund Provider iShares
Germany 30% tax rebate
Switzerland ESTV Reporting
Austria Tax Reporting Fund
UK UK Reporting
Indextype Total return index
Swap counterparty -
Collateral manager Bank of New York Mellon|Euroclear|JP Morgan|State Street Bank
Securities lending Yes
Securities lending counterparty Barclays Bank Plc|Barclays Capital Securities Ltd.|BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNC|BNP Paribas SA|Citigroup Global Markets Ltd|Citigroup Inc|Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.|Deutsche Bank AG|Goldman Sachs International|HSBC Bank Plc|J.P. Morgan Securities Plc|JP Morgan Chase & Co|Macquarie Bank Limited|Merrill Lynch International|Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc|Nomura International Plc|Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB|Societe Generale SA|The Bank of Nova Scotia|UBS AG

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Below you find information about the composition of the iShares Global Water UCITS ETF.


United States
United Kingdom
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Basic Materials
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As of 31/01/2024


The performance numbers include distributions/dividends (if there are any). By default, the total performance of the ETF is displayed.

Returns overview

YTD +0.55%
1 month +3.48%
3 months +7.39%
6 months +5.59%
1 year +4.39%
3 years +27.90%
5 years +68.84%
Since inception (MAX) +410.85%
2023 +7.92%
2022 -12.30%
2021 +32.72%
2020 +11.81%

Monthly returns in a heat map


Current dividend yield

Current dividend yield 1.21%
Dividends (last 12 months) GBP 0.60

Historic dividend yields

Period Dividend in GBP Dividend yield in %
1 Year GBP 0.60 1.25%
2023 GBP 0.60 1.30%
2022 GBP 0.51 0.96%
2021 GBP 0.88 2.16%
2020 GBP 0.41 1.10%

Dividend yield contribution

Monthly dividends in GBP


Risk metrics in this section:
  • Volatility, annualised, measured for 1, 3 and 5 year periods. The annualised volatility reflects the degree of price fluctuations during a one year period. The higher the volatility, the more significantly the price of the asset (stock, ETF, etc.) has changed in the past. Assets with higher volatility are generally considered more risky. We calculate the volatility based on the data for the past 1, 3 and 5 years so that you can see if price fluctuations for the ETF became stronger or weaker over time.
  • Return per risk for 1, 3 and 5 year periods. This is the annualised (i.e. converted to a one year period) past return divided by the past annualised volatility. The metric puts the historical return of an asset in relation to its historical risk and gives you a retrospective indication of the degree of price fluctuation you had to bear with in order to obtain the return. We calculate this parameter for 1, 3 and 5 year periods to display its evolution over time.
  • Maximum drawdown for a period. This shows the worst possible loss an investor could have suffered during the respective period, by first buying and subsequently selling the asset at the least favourable prices. For example, if there was the following sequence of daily ETF prices: 10€, 5€, 12€, 20€, an investor would have suffered the worst loss by buying for 10€ and subsequently selling for 5€. Therefore in this case the maximum drawdown would be (5€ - 10€)/10€ = -50%.
ETF returns include dividend payments (if applicable).
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Risk overview

Volatility 1 year 13.51%
Volatility 3 years 16.21%
Volatility 5 years 18.61%
Return per risk 1 year 0.32
Return per risk 3 years 0.53
Return per risk 5 years 0.59
Maximum drawdown 1 year -11.40%
Maximum drawdown 3 years -23.28%
Maximum drawdown 5 years -28.21%
Maximum drawdown since inception -36.98%

Rolling 1 year volatility

Stock exchange


Listing Trade Currency Ticker Bloomberg /
iNAV Bloomberg Code
Reuters RIC /
iNAV Reuters
Market Maker
London Stock Exchange GBX IH2O -
gettex EUR IQQQ -
Stuttgart Stock Exchange EUR IQQQ -
Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MXN - IH2ON MM
Borsa Italiana EUR IH2O IH2O IM
London Stock Exchange USD DH2O DH2O LN
London Stock Exchange GBP - IH2O LN
SIX Swiss Exchange USD IH2O IH2O SE

Further information

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Fund name Fund Size in m € (AuM) TER
in % p.a.
Distribution policy Replication method
Amundi MSCI Water ESG Screened UCITS ETF Dist 1,456 0.60% p.a. Distributing Full replication
L&G Clean Water UCITS ETF 383 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Global SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation UCITS ETF 1C 115 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
Amundi MSCI Water ESG Screened UCITS ETF Acc 25 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
CIRCA5000 Clean Water & Waste UCITS ETF USD ACC 5 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Full replication

Frequently asked questions

What is the name of IH2O?

The name of IH2O is iShares Global Water UCITS ETF.

What is the ticker of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF?

The primary ticker of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF is IH2O.

What is the ISIN of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF?

The ISIN of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF is IE00B1TXK627.

What are the costs of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF?

The total expense ratio (TER) of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF amounts to 0.65% p.a.. These costs are withdrawn continuously from the fund assets and already included in the performance of the ETF. You don't have to pay them separately. Please have a look at our article for more information about the cost of ETFs.

Is iShares Global Water UCITS ETF paying dividends?

Yes, iShares Global Water UCITS ETF is paying dividends. Usually, the dividend payments take place semi annually for iShares Global Water UCITS ETF.

What's the fund size of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF?

The fund size of iShares Global Water UCITS ETF is 1,706m GBP. See the following article for more information about the size of ETFs.

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