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 Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent.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.
  From
31-Mar-2016
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2021
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

26.30 -5.60 14.49 -21.79 43.85
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

26.14 -5.70 14.55 -21.87 43.73
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
34.10 6.53 8.98 - 7.93
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

33.99 6.49 8.90 - 7.87
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
11.48 0.57 6.74 34.10 20.90 53.72 - 83.41
Benchmark (%)

as of May 31, 2021

11.44 0.57 6.72 33.99 20.76 53.19 - 82.67
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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jun 11, 2021 USD 942.588
Fund Inception Date Dec 1, 2005
Share Class Inception Date Jun 18, 2013
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of May 28, 2021 127
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Pacific ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Developed Pacific Ex Japan in EUR Net TR Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.03%
ISIN IE00B8J31D58
Bloomberg Ticker BGIPRFA
Annual Management Fee 0.00%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B8J31D5
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 18.98
3y Beta as of May 31, 2021 1.001
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of May 31, 2021 15.77
5y Beta as of May 31, 2021 1.001

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 May 7, 2021 AAA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of May 7, 2021 8.65
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of May 7, 2021 98.19
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of May 7, 2021 99.86
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of May 7, 2021 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of May 7, 2021 220.29
Funds in Peer Group as of May 7, 2021 662
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of May 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 5.36%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of May 28, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of May 28, 2021 1.36%
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 0.00%

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 7.64% and for Oil Sands 1.05%.

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

5 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Pacific Index Fund (IE), Flex, as of May 31, 2021 rated against 114 Pacific ex-Japan Equity Funds.

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Holdings

Holdings

as of May 28, 2021
Name Weight (%)
AIA GROUP LTD 7.89
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 6.75
BHP GROUP LTD 5.36
CSL LTD 4.97
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION CORP 3.67
Name Weight (%)
HONG KONG EXCHANGES AND CLEARING L 3.46
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD 3.38
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING 3.11
WESFARMERS LTD 2.38
DBS GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 2.03
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 EUR Accumulating 18.61 0.05 0.26 18.65 14.13 18.60 IE00B8J31D58 18.63 -
Inst USD Annual 19.19 -0.05 -0.25 19.84 13.96 19.17 IE00B1W56T01 19.20 -
D EUR Accumulating 13.25 0.03 0.26 13.28 10.07 13.24 IE00BDRK7R97 13.26 -
D USD Accumulating 14.20 -0.04 -0.25 14.29 10.05 14.19 IE00BD0NCP86 14.21 -
Class Institutional GBP - 11.75 -0.01 -0.12 11.81 9.35 11.74 IE00BJ1K4320 11.76 -
Inst USD Accumulating 22.28 -0.06 -0.25 22.42 15.77 22.26 IE00B1W56S93 22.29 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 20.03 0.05 0.26 20.07 15.23 20.01 IE00B56H2V49 20.04 -
Flex USD Quarterly 19.82 -0.05 -0.25 20.19 14.46 19.81 IE00B0409Z31 19.84 -
Flex USD Accumulating 70.80 -0.18 -0.25 71.24 50.04 70.75 IE0006797348 70.85 -
Flex EUR Daily 22.06 0.06 0.26 22.37 17.28 22.04 IE00B39J2Z70 22.07 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

Literature