Equity

AAXJ

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF

Overview

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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-Dec-2017
To
31-Dec-2018
From
31-Dec-2018
To
31-Dec-2019
From
31-Dec-2019
To
31-Dec-2020
From
31-Dec-2020
To
31-Dec-2021
From
31-Dec-2021
To
31-Dec-2022
Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-14.81 17.40 23.87 -5.89 -20.18
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-14.37 18.17 25.02 -4.72 -19.67
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-20.18 -2.37 -1.43 2.78 3.70
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-19.67 -1.46 -0.64 3.57 4.45
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-20.18 -1.72 11.33 -5.08 -20.18 -6.95 -6.94 31.61 68.59
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2022

-19.67 -0.19 11.35 -4.05 -19.67 -4.31 -3.18 41.96 87.00
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) -14.81 17.40 23.87 -5.89 -20.18
Benchmark (%) -14.37 18.17 25.02 -4.72 -19.67
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 of Fund as of Feb 3, 2023 USD 3,263,521,558
Fund Inception Date Aug 13, 2008
Exchange NASDAQ
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index
Bloomberg Index Ticker M1CXBRLG
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual
Use of Income Distributing
Domicile United States
CUSIP 464288182
ISIN US4642881829
Closing Price US 70.24
Volume - Exchange US -
30 Day Avg. Volume US 1,074,941.00
Volume - 1d US as of Feb 3, 2023 720,777.00

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Feb 2, 2023 1032
Equity Beta (3y) as of Dec 31, 2022 0.59
12m Trailing Yield as of Dec 31, 2022 1.73%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Dec 31, 2022 21.32%
P/E Ratio as of Feb 2, 2023 12.50
P/B Ratio as of Feb 2, 2023 1.72

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


This fund does not seek to follow a sustainable, impact or ESG investment strategy. The metrics do not change the fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that a sustainable, impact or ESG investment strategy will be adopted by the fund. For more information regarding the fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Nov 21, 2022 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 21, 2022 99.98
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 21, 2022 5.88
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 21, 2022 12.46
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 21, 2022 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 21, 2022 690
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 21, 2022 306.33
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Nov 21, 2022 99.63
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise (0-3.0+ °C) as of Nov 21, 2022 > 3.0° C
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise % Coverage as of Nov 21, 2022 99.40

What is the Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) metric? Learn what the metric means, how it is calculated, and about the assumptions and limitations for this forward-looking climate-related metric.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges in human history and will have profound implications for investors. To address climate change, many of the world's major countries have signed the Paris Agreement. The temperature goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and ideally 1.5 °C, which will help us avoid the most severe impacts of climate change.


What is the ITR metric?

The ITR metric is used to provide an indication of alignment to the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement for a company or a portfolio. Scientific consensus suggests that reducing emissions until they reach net zero around mid-century (2050-2070) is how this goal could be met. A net zero emissions economy is one that balances emissions and removals.


How is the ITR metric calculated?

The ITR metric is calculated by looking at the current emissions intensity of companies within the fund's portfolio as well as the potential for those companies to reduce its emissions over time. If emissions in the global economy followed the same trend as the emissions of companies within the fund's portfolio, global temperatures would ultimately rise within this band.


Note, only corporate issuers are covered within the calculation. A summary explanation of MSCI’s methodology and assumptions for its ITR metric can be found here.


Because the ITR metric is calculated in part by considering the potential for a company within the fund’s portfolio to reduce its emissions over time, it is forward-looking and prone to limitations. As a result, BlackRock publishes MSCI’s ITR metric for its funds in temperature range bands. The bands help to underscore the underlying uncertainty in the calculations and the variability of the metric.