Global infrastructure ETF
Speaking about infrastructure one would assume that this global infrastructure ETF is all about roads and railway tracks. That is not the case however. Within this iShares Global Infrastructure ETF you will find 3 market sectors, utility companies, energy companies and infrastructure industries (installing infrastructural projects).
All in all the difference with the Lyxor MSCI World Utilities ETF (UTIW) is not that big. The reason why I follow these 2 ETF’s is that they both are very interesting long-term investments with high dividends and stable prices.
This stability also presents its biggest challenge as really fine entry points are extremely rare. Patience here is my choice of trading. There are some other differences between this Global Infrastructure ETF from iShares and the one from Lyxor.
iShares Global Infrastructure UCITS ETF
This particular iShares Global Infrastructure ETF does pay out dividends on a quarterly basis. It is also a physical ETF. Lyxor does not pay out dividends, they reinvest the dividends and its ETF is a synthetic one based upon a swap.
Within this iShares Global Infrastructure ETF you will find the 100 largest infrastructure companies in the world. Kinder Morgan here leads the list with a 4% share. Utility companies take up 80% of the total weighing in this global ETF. The rest is divided between Energy and Industrial companies.
Geographically speaking the US stands out with a 50% share. Then the UK follows with a 9% share. Canada comes in third with a 7% share. After this Top 3 you will find countries as Japan, Spain, Italy and France taking up 5% each.
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iShares Global Infrastructure UCITS ETF info:
ETF provider: iShares (BlackRock)
Exchange: Euronext Amsterdam
This iShares Global Infrastructure UCITS ETF has quotations on different exchanges and is known under several ticker symbols. As long as the ISIN number is identical you are dealing with the same ETF.