Blackrock Saudi Arabia ETF | KSA

High RiskEquity
Blackrock Saudi Arabia ETF
Issued by:iShares by Blackrock
Index : AMEX
Unit Price (NAV) :
Minimum investment: 3 units
Blackrock Saudi Arabia ETF | KSA

Blackrock Saudi Arabia ETF | KSA


The BlackRock Saudi Arabia ETF (KSA) debuted in September 2015 and is the first and the only ETF to provide direct exposure to Saudi Arabian equity. The fund is dominated by Basic Materials and Financials Sector and it does a decent job to provide coverage of a market that's not easy to access.

About the Fund Manager:
Founded in 1988, Blackrock is the largest asset manager in the world managing $6.28T. BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. Due to its power and the sheer size and scope of its financial assets and activities, BlackRock has been called the world's largest shadow bank.

KSA has invested in Financials (42%), Basic Materials (34%), Telecommunications (6%), Consumer Non-Cyclical (5%) and Consumer Cyclical (3%).

KSA has invested 100% of its assets in Saudi Arabia.

Investment Strategy:
The ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of Saudi Arabian firms covering 99% of the market cap spectrum.

Recommended for:

It allows investors to targeted exposure to a country with growth potential. It provides access to the Saudi Arabian stock market, which has historically been closed to foreign investors.

According to, ???For Saudi Arabia and the region, this is a great opportunity to move into the limelight of international foreign investors, and to attract inflows.???

Additional Information:
1. Fund Factsheet
2. Investors Bet On Saudi Arabia ETF Ahead Of Big Index Decisions


KSA Charts
52 Week High: $|52 Week Low: $
Blackrock Saudi Arabia ETF16.78%42.97%9.69%13.08%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock non-US99.58%

KSA Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
The Saudi National Bank12.12%
Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation11.19%
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation10.03%
Saudi Arabian Oil Company7.08%
Saudi Telecom Company6.88%
Riyad Bank3.68%
Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden)2.94%
The Saudi British Bank2.61%
Banque Saudi Fransi2.52%
Saudi Electricity Company2.47%

KSA Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Financial Services40.45%
Basic Materials23.76%
Communication Services9.62%
Consumer Cyclicals4.59%
Consumer Defensive3.86%
Real Estate1.87%

KSA Countries

Countryi% of market value
Africa/Middle East100%

Projected Returns

Investment ofper month
gives returns of :
at 7.77% / annum
$in 5 years
for a time period of
Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of 7.77% per annum
$+ 7.77

KSA Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol KSA
Exchange ARCX
ISIN US46434V4234
Cat. Benchmark MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Miscellaneous Region
Country US

KSA Portfolio Data & Volatility Analysis

Net Expense Ratio 0.74i
Beta 0.8i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 18.90452i
3 Year Standard Deviation 18.85i

Fund Strategy

iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25/50 Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the index.

KSA Fact Sheets & Reports

About iShares by Blackrock

"iShares" is a gathering of ETFs managed by Blackrock. Blackrock is an American investment management corporation founded in 1988. Some iShares ETFs are actively managed but most funds track a bond or share market index.

Blackrock Saudi Arabia ETF | KSA