Blackrock Qatar ETF | QAT

High RiskEquity
Blackrock Qatar ETF
Issued by:iShares by Blackrock
Index : NASDAQ
Unit Price (NAV) :
Minimum investment: 6 units
Blackrock Qatar ETF | QAT

Blackrock Qatar ETF | QAT


The BlackRock Qatar ETF (QAT) debuted in April 2014 and is the first and the only ETF to provide direct exposure to Qatar equity. It provides vanilla coverage to a truly emerging market and holds around 20 securities. Though it???s the Energy sector that is a big part of the economy, it???s the financials that dominate the equity market.

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.

Investment Strategy:
The ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of large-, mid- and small-cap Qatari companies.

QAT has invested in Financials (53%), Industrials (17%), Real Estate (12%), Telecommunications (6%), and Utilities (4%).

QAT has invested 100% of its assets in Qatar.

Recommended for:

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

According to, "For Qatar 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. iShares MSCI Qatar ETF: Breathing Room In Emerging Markets


Blackrock Qatar ETF2.66%20.43%8.57%3.43%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock non-US99.74%

QAT Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
Qatar National Bank SAQ23.64%
Industries Qatar QSC8.42%
Qatar Islamic Bank QPSC7.31%
Masraf Al Rayan QSC5.92%
The Commercial Bank (Q.S.C.)4.27%
Qatar Electricity & Water Co QSC4.12%
Qatar Fuel QSC3.66%
Qatar Gas Transport Co Ltd QSC3.63%
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company QSC3.42%
Barwa Real Estate Co QSC3.17%

QAT Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Financial Services49.03%
Basic Materials15.09%
Real Estate7.48%
Communication Services5.13%
Consumer Cyclicals1.41%
Consumer Defensive0.97%

QAT Countries

Countryi% of market value
Africa/Middle East100%

Projected Returns

Investment ofper month
gives returns of :
at 1.82% / annum
$in 5 years
for a time period of
Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of 1.82% per annum
$+ 1.82

QAT Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol QAT
Exchange XNAS
ISIN US46434V7799
Cat. Benchmark MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Miscellaneous Region
Country US

QAT Portfolio Data & Volatility Analysis

Net Expense Ratio 0.59i
Beta 0.55i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 15.04593i
3 Year Standard Deviation 15.04i

Fund Strategy

The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI All Qatar Capped Index. The fund 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. The index, which is designed to measure the equity market in Qatar, is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index with a capping methodology applied to issuer weights.

QAT 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 Qatar ETF | QAT