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Australian and ASX-listed ETFs like the iShares IVV ETF (ASX: IVV) are gaining more attention than ever because of how easy they make it for investors to get exposure to the International shares sector. Here’s a quick review of the IVV ETF.

What does the IVV ETF do for a diversified portfolio?

The iShares IVV ETF provides investors with exposure to the largest 500 US stocks, by market capitalisation. This is a low-cost way to access leading US companies through a single fund.
The iShares IVV ETF could be used by investors to gain exposure to the leading 500 US equities, as determined by the S&P 500 Index. Investors can use ETFs to diversify their portfolios into international markets, as Australian investors are generally biased towards their own market.

How big is the iShares IVV ETF?

The iShares IVV ETF had $5053.98 million of money invested when we last pulled the monthly numbers. Given IVV’s total funds under management (FUM) figure is over $100 million, the ETF has met our minimum criteria for the total amount of money invested, otherwise known as FUM. We draw the line at $100 million for ETFs in the International shares sector because we believe that relative to smaller ETFs, achieving this amount of FUM de-risks the ETF.

IVV ETF fees reviewed

iShares charges investors a yearly management fee of 0.04% for the IVV ETF. This means that if you invested $2,000 in IVV for a full year, you could expect to pay management fees of around $0.80.

For context, the average management fee (MER) of all ETFs covered by Best ETFs Australia on our complete list of ASX ETFs is 0.51% or around $10.20 per $2,000 invested. Keep in mind, small changes in fees can make a big difference after 10 or 20 years.

Next steps

Even if you like what you see, before diving straight into buying the IVV ETF, please read the ETF’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Also, be sure to take a look at our iShares IVV report for a more comprehensive overview of this ETF. While you’re on our website, use our complete list of ASX ETFs to search for a few different ETFs in the sector and conduct a side-by-side comparison using everything you’ve learned here.

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