"iShares BRIC 50 UCITS ETF USD (Dist)" is an exchange-traded investment fund (ETF). It refers to the FTSE BRIC 50 Index. This index reflects the development of Emerging Marketsstocks . The ETF replicates its index using full physical replication, so it contains all the securities of its reference index. The ETF's earnings (dividends) are distributed to the investors. The fund company iShares claims a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.74% per year. The yearly average divergence from the index performance (Tracking Difference) since 2008 was 0.81% per year. Therefore, the ETF was more expensive than the TER suggests.