Equity

BlackRock Japan Equity 1 Fund

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. Overseas investment will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. 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. The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Fund to financial loss.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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  From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
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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

12.65 13.13 -4.86 -9.82 42.35
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

13.46 14.19 -4.08 -8.99 43.03
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
42.35 6.89 9.25 - 9.25
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

43.03 7.68 10.10 - 10.10
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
8.56 4.70 8.56 42.35 22.13 55.64 - 55.64
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2021

8.70 4.82 8.70 43.03 24.86 61.75 - 61.75
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 Apr 14, 2021 JPY 166,193.689
Fund Inception Date Mar 31, 2016
Share Class Inception Date Mar 31, 2016
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Mar 31, 2021 301
Base Currency Japanese Yen
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Other Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Developed - Japan Index - Net Returns in JPY
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.06%
ISIN IE00BZCTKF44
Bloomberg Ticker -
Annual Management Fee 0.04%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BZCTKF4
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDDLJN
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 1000000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Mar 31, 2021 17.12
3y Beta as of Mar 31, 2021 0.999
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Mar 31, 2021 15.17
5y Beta as of Mar 31, 2021 1.002

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 Apr 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Apr 7, 2021 6.29
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Apr 7, 2021 65.09
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Apr 7, 2021 99.95
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Apr 7, 2021 Equity Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Apr 7, 2021 73.76
Funds in Peer Group as of Apr 7, 2021 825
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Apr 7, 2021, based on holdings as of Nov 30, 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 Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Mar 31, 2021 0.11%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Mar 31, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Mar 31, 2021 0.56%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Mar 31, 2021 98.19%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Mar 31, 2021 1.81%
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 4.32% and for Oil Sands 0.17%.

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

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 31, 2021
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 4.07
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 3.26
SONY GROUP CORP 3.26
KEYENCE CORP 2.05
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 1.63
Name Weight (%)
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.62
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 1.55
NINTENDO LTD 1.54
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.47
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL LTD 1.40
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
Class J Hedged EUR Accumulating 156.27 0.35 0.22 158.89 110.06 156.27 IE00BZCTKF44 156.27 -
Class J Hedged USD Accumulating 172.96 0.38 0.22 175.81 120.37 172.96 IE00BZCTKD20 172.96 -
J JPY Accumulating 17,388.67 38.23 0.22 17,672.54 12,157.03 17,388.67 IE00BZCTKC13 17,388.67 -
Class J Hedged GBP Annual 148.30 0.32 0.22 150.77 105.76 148.30 IE00BZCTKG50 148.30 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

Literature