The fund is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that aims to track the performance of the FTSE BRIC 50 as closely as possible. The ETF invests in physical index securities. The FTSE BRIC 50 offers exposure to the 50 largest stocks measured by full market capitalisation, that trade as either depositary receipts (DRs) for Brazilian, Indian or Russian companies, or H shares for Chinese companies. The index is free float market capitalisation weighted. iShares ETFs are funds managed by BlackRock. They are transparent, cost-efficient, liquid vehicles that trade on stock exchanges like normal securities. iShares ETFs offer flexible and easy access to a wide range of markets and asset classes.