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iShares North America Index Fund (IE)

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The Fund may be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
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31-Dec-2015
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- - - 25.74 16.28
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

- - - 25.65 16.24
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
13.93 - - - -
Benchmark (%)

as of Jan 31, 2021

13.88 12.86 16.56 - -
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-1.40 -1.40 8.32 13.93 - - - -
Benchmark (%)

as of Jan 31, 2021

-1.41 -1.41 8.31 13.88 43.75 115.13 - -
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 4, 2021 USD 3,591.412
Fund Inception Date Apr 30, 2001
Share Class Inception Date Feb 22, 2012
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Feb 26, 2021 710
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category -
Benchmark Index MSCI North America Net Return in GBP
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.01%
ISIN IE00B7D6J849
Bloomberg Ticker BGINAGF
Annual Management Fee 0.00%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B7D6J84
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDDUNA
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment -
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 15.87
3y Beta as of - -
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 13.41
5y Beta as of - -

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Feb 5, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 5, 2021 5.12
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jun 1, 2020 47.03
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 99.51
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jun 1, 2020 Equity US
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 147.72
Funds in Peer Group as of Jun 1, 2020 2
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Feb 5, 2021, based on holdings as of Sep 30, 2020. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of Feb 26, 2021 0.78%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Feb 26, 2021 0.77%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Feb 26, 2021 0.58%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Feb 26, 2021 0.13%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Feb 26, 2021 0.25%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Feb 26, 2021 0.58%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Feb 26, 2021 98.78%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Feb 26, 2021 1.22%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.10% and for Oil Sands 1.60%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

Ratings

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 26, 2021
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 5.70
MICROSOFT CORP 4.62
AMAZON COM INC 3.65
FACEBOOK CLASS A INC 1.71
ALPHABET INC CLASS A 1.68
Name Weight (%)
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.67
TESLA INC 1.42
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 1.25
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.16
VISA INC CLASS A 0.99
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Flex GBP Accumulating 17.58 -0.28 -1.55 18.67 12.24 17.57 IE00B7D6J849 17.58 -
Flex Hedged EUR - 12.95 -0.19 -1.47 13.62 7.56 12.95 IE00BJVKFT58 12.96 -
Inst USD Daily 41.58 -0.61 -1.44 43.69 24.15 41.57 IE00B1W56L25 41.60 -
D USD Accumulating 16.71 -0.24 -1.44 17.55 9.57 16.70 IE00BD575K12 16.71 -
Flex USD Daily 31.95 -0.47 -1.44 33.66 18.50 31.94 IE00B040CX25 31.96 -
D EUR Accumulating 18.20 -0.22 -1.17 19.09 11.66 18.19 IE00BD575G75 18.20 -
Flex EUR Daily 34.00 -0.40 -1.17 35.76 22.04 33.99 IE00B39J2W40 34.01 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 33.41 -0.39 -1.17 35.04 21.43 33.40 IE00B78CT216 33.42 -
Flex EUR Accumulating 27.94 -0.33 -1.17 29.31 17.89 27.93 IE00B8J31B35 27.95 -
Inst USD Accumulating 30.33 -0.44 -1.44 31.87 17.38 30.32 IE00B1W56K18 30.34 -
Flex USD Accumulating 44.81 -0.66 -1.44 47.08 25.64 44.79 IE0030404903 44.82 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group

Literature

Literature