Equity

iShares Japan Equity Index Fund (LU)

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

as of Mar 31, 2021

21.41 3.60 0.06 -5.03 30.04
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

21.72 4.05 0.88 -4.46 30.51
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
13.26 4.05 7.22 - 9.72
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

13.61 4.66 7.78 - 10.37
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.48 -0.06 -0.05 13.26 12.65 41.72 - 121.23
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

1.69 -0.01 0.12 13.61 14.65 45.42 - 132.72
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 Jun 18, 2021 USD 136.399
12m Trailing Yield as of May 31, 2021 1.56
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 272
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Fund Inception Date Oct 23, 2012
Share Class Inception Date Nov 9, 2012
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index Japan Net EUR (Custom 4pm LUX)
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charge 0.20%
ISIN LU0852473288
Bloomberg Ticker BGIJEN7
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B8B8558
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDDUJN
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 50000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 14.74
3y Beta as of May 31, 2021 0.991
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 12.38
5y Beta as of May 31, 2021 0.985

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 Jun 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jun 7, 2021 6.25
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jun 7, 2021 72.81
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jun 7, 2021 100.00
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jun 7, 2021 Equity Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jun 7, 2021 73.17
Funds in Peer Group as of Jun 7, 2021 868
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 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of May 28, 2021 0.12%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of May 28, 2021 0.60%

Business Involvement Coverage as of May 28, 2021 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of May 28, 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 4.09% and for Oil Sands 0.18%.

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 Japan Equity Index Fund (LU), Class N7, as of May 31, 2021 rated against 979 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 4.44
SONY GROUP CORP 3.17
KEYENCE CORP 2.46
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 2.42
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.77
Name Weight (%)
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 1.76
NINTENDO LTD 1.73
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 1.67
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.55
KDDI CORP 1.39
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
N7 EUR Semi-Annual 199.12 -0.47 -0.24 207.15 159.74 - LU0852473288 - -
X2 EUR Accumulating 178.43 -0.41 -0.23 183.87 140.69 - LU0938202743 - -
N2 USD Accumulating 209.50 -1.60 -0.76 220.10 164.76 - LU0836514231 - -
D2 USD - 118.17 -0.90 -0.76 124.16 92.96 - LU1811364568 - -
F2 USD Accumulating 208.96 -1.60 -0.76 219.55 164.38 - LU0836515634 - -
X2 USD Accumulating 212.21 -1.62 -0.76 222.83 166.67 - LU0826446873 - -
A2 USD Accumulating 203.43 -1.56 -0.76 213.96 160.45 - LU0836512888 - -
D2 EUR - 118.16 -0.27 -0.23 121.83 93.32 - LU1811364642 - -
N7 USD Semi-Annual 236.50 -1.81 -0.76 250.68 189.01 - LU0960941911 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle

Literature

Literature