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BlackRock – iShares Markit iBoxx Euro High Yield ETF

BlackRock – iShares Markit iBoxx Euro High Yield ETF

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth by tracking the Markit iBoxx Euro Liquid High Yield index

Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbroker

Investment split: 100% tracking the Markit iBoxx Euro Liquid High Yield index

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Annual 0.5%

Commission: None

Tel: 0845 357 7000

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