Equity

iShares Emerging Markets Index Fund (IE)

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund. Currency Risk: The Fund invests in other currencies. Changes in exchange rates will therefore affect the value of the investment. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.
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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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  From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

35.06 11.54 -0.21 -13.52 42.40
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

34.73 11.36 -0.32 -13.50 42.34
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
31.34 7.32 14.51 5.74 6.18
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

31.33 7.26 14.42 5.64 6.00
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
3.20 -0.37 1.59 31.34 23.60 96.88 74.78 96.06
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

3.15 -0.34 1.58 31.33 23.40 96.10 73.13 92.20
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

Net Assets as of Jun 18, 2021 GBP 83,770,125
Net Assets of Fund as of Jun 18, 2021 USD 14,613,309,552
Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency GBP
Fund Inception Date Sep 26, 2008
Share Class Inception Date Mar 11, 2010
12m Trailing Yield as of May 31, 2021 1.81
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 1318
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets, Net Returns, in GBP
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.05%
ISIN IE00B3D07S45
Bloomberg Ticker BGIEFDS
Annual Management Fee 0.00%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B3D07S4
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker 1
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 10000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 14.38
3y Beta as of May 31, 2021 1.000
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 14.41
5y Beta as of May 31, 2021 1.000

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.


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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Jun 7, 2021 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jun 7, 2021 4.90
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jun 7, 2021 23.41
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jun 7, 2021 99.67
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jun 7, 2021 Equity Emerging Mkts Global
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jun 7, 2021 265.90
Funds in Peer Group as of Jun 7, 2021 1
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jun 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Dec 31, 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 May 28, 2021 0.23%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 2.21%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.36%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.11%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 0.33%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 99.88%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 2021 0.12%
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 2.45% and for Oil Sands 0.11%.

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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Emerging Markets Index Fund (IE), Flex, as of May 31, 2021 rated against 2392 Global Emerging Markets Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 6.14
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 5.24
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LTD 4.02
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 3.88
MEITUAN 1.45
Name Weight (%)
NASPERS LIMITED N LTD 1.12
CIA VALE DO RIO DOCE SH 0.98
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP H 0.93
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING ADR REPRESEN 0.87
PING AN INSURANCE (GROUP) CO OF CH 0.81
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 Quarterly 15.36 0.14 0.94 16.26 12.47 15.33 IE00B3D07S45 15.39 -
Inst EUR Quarterly 14.87 0.09 0.61 15.55 11.44 14.83 IE00B3D07J53 14.90 -
Flex GBP Accumulating 33.73 0.31 0.94 35.43 26.86 33.65 IE00B3D07P14 33.80 -
Inst Hedged USD - 9.02 0.01 0.13 10.00 8.59 8.99 IE00BDQYPB20 9.05 -
Inst USD Quarterly 13.38 -0.01 -0.11 14.21 9.77 13.35 IE00B3D07K68 13.41 -
Flex EUR Quarterly 15.52 0.09 0.61 16.25 11.95 15.48 IE00B3D07Q21 15.55 -
Inst USD Accumulating 19.52 -0.02 -0.11 20.59 14.02 19.47 IE00B3D07G23 19.56 -
Inst GBP Accumulating 28.62 0.27 0.94 30.08 22.85 28.55 IE00B3D07H30 28.68 -
D EUR Accumulating 13.68 0.08 0.61 14.22 10.35 13.65 IE00BYWYCC39 13.71 -
Inst GBP Quarterly 17.80 0.17 0.94 18.84 14.45 17.76 IE00B3D07L75 17.84 -
Flex USD Accumulating 22.10 -0.02 -0.11 23.29 15.83 22.04 IE00B3D07N99 22.14 -
D USD Accumulating 14.93 -0.02 -0.11 15.74 10.71 14.89 IE00BYWYC907 14.96 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 26.21 0.16 0.61 27.24 19.84 26.14 IE00B3D07F16 26.26 -
D GBP Accumulating 13.93 0.13 0.94 14.64 11.11 13.90 IE00BYWYCF69 13.96 -
Flex EUR Accumulating 20.63 0.13 0.61 21.42 15.57 20.57 IE00B3D07M82 20.67 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

Literature