iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist) ISIN IE00BD93YH54, Ticker SPMD

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Strategy of iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist)

Investment strategy

The S&P 500 Minimum Volatility index tracks an optimized portfolio that includes a selection of stocks where volatility is among the lowest in the S&P 500. The S&P 500 index tracks large cap US stocks.


S&P 500 Minimum Volatility (2)

Equity (828) United States (175) Low Volatility/Risk Weighted (9)


GBP 4.48
3.66 52 weeks low/high 4.95
52 weeks low/high
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Risk and fees of iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist)


GBP 38 m
Fund size
Fund size category


Physical (Optimized sampling)
Legal structure ETF
Strategy risk Long-only
Fund currency USD

Currency risk

Currency unhedged
Volatility 1 year (in GBP) 30.40% Risk category
Inception/ Listing Date 20 February 2018


0.20% p.a.
Total expense ratio
0.04% Compare 0.98%
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Dividend/ Taxes

Distribution policy Distributing
Distribution frequency Semi annually
Fund domicile Ireland

Legal structure

Fund Structure Open-ended Investment Company (OEIC)
UCITS compliance Yes
Fund Provider iShares
Administrator State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
Investment Advisor
Custodian Bank State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited
Revision Company Deloitte
Fiscal Year End 31 March
Swiss representative BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG
Swiss paying agent State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich, Zurich Branch

Tax Status

Switzerland ESTV Reporting
Austria Tax Reporting Fund
UK UK Reporting

Replication, swap, securities lending

Indextype Total return index
Swap counterparty -
Collateral manager Bank of New York Mellon|Euroclear|State Street Bank|JP Morgan
Securities lending Yes
Securities lending counterparty UBS AG|Deutsche Bank AG|Goldman Sachs International|BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNC|Merrill Lynch International|Citigroup Inc|BNP Paribas SA|Societe Generale SA|JP Morgan Chase & Co|The Bank of Nova Scotia|HSBC Bank Plc|Nomura International Plc|Macquarie Bank Limited|Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.|Barclays Bank Plc|J.P. Morgan Securities Plc|Citigroup Global Markets Ltd|Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc|Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB|Barclays Capital Securities Ltd.

Performance of iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist)


1 year: 7.01%
Performance (incl. dividend)
Return in:
YTD 2019 2018 2017 2016
-2.15% 27.29% - - -
1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years
3.46% -2.15% -0.86% 7.01% -

Description of iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist)

The iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist) invests in stocks with focus Low Volatility/Risk Weighted, United States. The dividends in the fund are distributed to the investors (Semi annually). S&P 500 Minimum Volatility allows a broad investment with low fees in appr. 103 stocks.

The total expense ratio amounts to 0.20% p.a.. The fund replicates the performance of the underlying index by buying a selection of the most relevant index constituents (sampling technique). The iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF USD (Dist) is a small ETF with 38m GBP assets under management. The ETF is older than 1 year and is domiciled in Ireland.

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