Equity

iShares Pacific 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. 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. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. The fund investments may be subject to liquidity constraints, which means that shares may trade less frequently and in small volumes, for instance smaller companies. As a result, changes in the value of investments may be more unpredictable. In certain cases, it may not be possible to sell the security at the last market price quoted or at a value considered to be fairest. 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 Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent.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. The Fund uses derivatives as part of its investment strategy. Compared to a fund which only invests in traditional instruments such as stocks and bonds, derivatives are potentially subject to a higher level of risk.
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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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30-Sep-2016
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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

14.40 4.15 2.93 -6.21 25.80
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

14.44 4.27 3.01 -6.13 25.80
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
6.63 7.74 7.42 6.21 5.93
Benchmark (%)

as of Nov 30, 2021

6.69 7.81 7.49 6.32 6.04
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.30 -6.33 -6.77 6.63 25.06 43.03 82.71 101.64
Benchmark (%)

as of Nov 30, 2021

1.34 -6.30 -6.76 6.69 25.31 43.52 84.60 104.20
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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Dec 3, 2021 USD 912.791
Fund Inception Date Dec 1, 2005
Share Class Inception Date Sep 25, 2009
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Oct 29, 2021 128
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Pacific ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Developed Pacific Ex Japan in USD Net TR Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.19%
ISIN IE00B1W56S93
Bloomberg Ticker BGIPACR
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1W56S9
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDDUPXJ
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 10000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2021 20.64
3y Beta as of Nov 30, 2021 1.000
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2021 17.32
5y Beta as of Nov 30, 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.


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

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Nov 5, 2021 AAA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 5, 2021 9.73
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 5, 2021 97.38
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 5, 2021 99.68
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 5, 2021 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 5, 2021 215.34
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 5, 2021 686
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 5, 2021, based on holdings as of Jun 30, 2021. 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 Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 29, 2021 4.12%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 29, 2021 0.91%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 29, 2021 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 29, 2021 0.00%
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 6.56% and for Oil Sands 0.93%.

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

4 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Pacific Index Fund (IE), Inst, as of Nov 30, 2021 rated against 114 Pacific ex-Japan Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 29, 2021
Name Weight (%)
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 7.09
AIA GROUP LTD 6.95
CSL LTD 5.22
BHP GROUP LTD 4.12
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD 3.62
Name Weight (%)
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION CORP 3.60
HONG KONG EXCHANGES AND CLEARING L 3.56
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING 3.06
MACQUARIE GROUP LTD DEF 2.60
WESFARMERS LTD 2.48
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
Inst USD Accumulating 20.09 -0.11 -0.53 22.42 19.32 20.08 IE00B1W56S93 20.11 -
Inst USD Annual 17.31 -0.09 -0.53 19.84 17.10 17.30 IE00B1W56T01 17.32 -
Flex EUR Daily 20.97 -0.04 -0.20 22.47 19.33 20.95 IE00B39J2Z70 20.98 -
Flex USD Accumulating 63.91 -0.34 -0.53 71.24 61.36 63.87 IE0006797348 63.96 -
Class Institutional GBP - 11.33 0.01 0.13 11.95 10.67 11.32 IE00BJ1K4320 11.34 -
D EUR Accumulating 12.83 -0.03 -0.20 13.59 11.44 12.82 IE00BDRK7R97 12.84 -
Flex EUR Accumulating 18.04 -0.04 -0.20 19.10 16.07 18.03 IE00B8J31D58 18.05 -
Flex USD Quarterly 17.55 -0.09 -0.53 20.19 17.45 17.54 IE00B0409Z31 17.57 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 19.40 -0.04 -0.20 20.54 17.30 19.38 IE00B56H2V49 19.41 -
D USD Accumulating 12.81 -0.07 -0.53 14.29 12.31 12.80 IE00BD0NCP86 12.82 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle
EMEA Index Investment Institutional PE
EMEA Index Investment Institutional PE

Literature

Literature