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iShares Edge EM Fundamental Weighted Index Fund (IE)

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. 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. 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 Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent.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

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Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

25.24 16.01 4.54 5.65 -16.58
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

25.94 16.93 5.12 6.56 -16.60
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-17.89 -3.60 4.47 - 2.27
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2020

-17.82 -3.13 5.06 - 2.77
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-22.62 0.62 -2.77 -17.89 -10.42 24.45 - 15.45
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2020

-22.59 0.70 -2.81 -17.82 -9.10 28.01 - 19.09
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, 2020 USD 335.743
Fund Inception Date Jul 29, 2011
Share Class Inception Date Jun 9, 2014
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Oct 30, 2020 466
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets QSR Index - EUR Net
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.44%
ISIN IE00B4ZF3F31
Bloomberg Ticker BREMEIA
Annual Management Fee 0.35%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B4ZF3F3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment -
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2020 18.42
3y Beta as of Oct 31, 2020 1.001
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2020 17.56
5y Beta as of Oct 31, 2020 1.005

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 1, 2020 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 1, 2020 4.57
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 1, 2020 27.04
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 1, 2020 99.45
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 1, 2020 Equity Emerging Mkts Global
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 1, 2020 429.93
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 1, 2020 1
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 1, 2020, based on holdings as of May 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 Oct 30, 2020 0.11%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 30, 2020 3.93%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 30, 2020 1.19%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 30, 2020 0.34%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 30, 2020 0.13%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 30, 2020 99.07%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 30, 2020 0.93%
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 4.91% and for Oil Sands 1.21%.

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

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 5.27
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP H 4.01
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF 2.89
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING ADR REPRESEN 2.28
CHINA MOBILE LTD 2.07
Name Weight (%)
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 1.79
GAZPROM 1.78
BANK OF CHINA LTD H 1.75
CIA VALE DO RIO DOCE SH 1.55
NK LUKOIL 1.44
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 EUR Accumulating 13.09 -0.02 -0.12 15.31 9.81 13.05 IE00B4ZF3F31 13.12 -
Inst GBP Accumulating 13.32 -0.10 -0.73 14.78 10.37 13.28 IE00B5N9CW43 13.35 -
Flex GBP Accumulating 13.55 -0.10 -0.73 15.00 10.53 13.52 IE00B4ZXG030 13.58 -
Inst EUR Quarterly 10.10 -0.01 -0.12 12.21 7.79 10.07 IE00B5W95P95 10.12 -
Flex GBP Quarterly 11.49 -0.08 -0.73 13.18 9.21 11.46 IE00B589QT48 11.52 -
Inst EUR - - - - - - - - - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

Literature