(Bloomberg) -- BlackRock Inc. said it will list an exchange-traded fund on the Brazilian stock exchange to track the U.S. benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

The ETF will be the first listed in Brazil linked to the performance of stocks trading outside the country, BlackRock spokeswoman Melissa Garville said in an e-mailed statement. The ETF, to be called the iShares S&P 500 FIC FI Investimento no Exterior, will start trading April 29, according to a separate statement from the exchange operator, BM&FBovespa SA.

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