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iShares Emerging Markets 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. Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund. Currency Risk: The Fund invests in other currencies. Changes in exchange rates will therefore affect the value of the investment. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.
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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.
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30-Sep-2015
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2016
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2017
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

- - 2.01 3.52 5.28
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2020

- - 2.05 3.69 5.37
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
8.19 2.76 - - 5.24
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2020

8.34 2.85 - - 5.32
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
3.19 2.03 4.17 8.19 8.50 - - 19.38
Benchmark (%)

as of Oct 31, 2020

3.35 2.04 4.19 8.34 8.79 - - 19.71
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 as of Dec 3, 2020 GBP 738,925
Net Assets of Fund as of Dec 3, 2020 USD 13,456,763,374
Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency GBP
Fund Inception Date Sep 26, 2008
Share Class Inception Date May 11, 2017
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Oct 30, 2020 1292
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets Net TR in GBP (official levels)
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.20%
ISIN IE00BYWYCF69
Bloomberg Ticker BGIESDG
Annual Management Fee 0.20%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BYWYCF6
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Nov 30, 2020 14.51
3y Beta as of Oct 31, 2020 1.000
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of - -
5y Beta as of - -

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 4.62
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 1, 2020 32.96
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 1, 2020 99.71
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 280.55
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 Apr 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 Oct 30, 2020 0.14%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Oct 30, 2020 1.62%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Oct 30, 2020 0.37%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Oct 30, 2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Oct 30, 2020 0.11%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Oct 30, 2020 0.28%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Oct 30, 2020 99.37%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Oct 30, 2020 0.63%
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 1.83% and for Oil Sands 0.36%.

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
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Emerging Markets Index Fund (IE), Class D, as of Nov 30, 2020 rated against 2248 Global Emerging Markets Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Oct 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING ADR REPRESEN 8.79
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 6.71
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 5.71
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LTD 3.66
MEITUAN DIANPING 2.04
Name Weight (%)
NASPERS LIMITED N LTD 1.30
JD.COM ADR REPRESENTING INC 1.07
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP H 1.02
PING AN INSURANCE (GROUP) CO OF CH 0.94
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES GDR REPRESENTI 144A 0.80
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
D GBP Accumulating 12.85 -0.05 -0.41 12.91 9.05 12.82 IE00BYWYCF69 12.88 -
Flex USD Accumulating 19.92 0.17 0.88 19.92 11.98 19.87 IE00B3D07N99 19.96 -
Inst Hedged USD - 9.69 0.00 0.00 10.00 8.59 9.66 IE00BDQYPB20 9.72 -
Inst USD Accumulating 17.62 0.15 0.88 17.62 10.62 17.58 IE00B3D07G23 17.65 -
Flex EUR Accumulating 18.12 0.04 0.20 18.37 12.32 18.08 IE00B3D07M82 18.16 -
Inst GBP Quarterly 16.54 -0.07 -0.41 16.65 11.84 16.50 IE00B3D07L75 16.58 -
Inst USD Quarterly 12.16 0.11 0.88 12.16 7.44 12.13 IE00B3D07K68 12.18 -
D USD Accumulating 13.47 0.12 0.88 13.47 8.11 13.43 IE00BYWYC907 13.49 -
Flex EUR Quarterly 13.75 0.03 0.20 13.98 9.51 13.71 IE00B3D07Q21 13.78 -
Flex GBP Accumulating 31.09 -0.13 -0.41 31.24 21.89 31.02 IE00B3D07P14 31.16 -
D EUR Accumulating 12.03 0.02 0.20 12.20 8.19 12.00 IE00BYWYCC39 12.06 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 23.06 0.05 0.20 23.37 15.70 23.00 IE00B3D07F16 23.11 -
Inst GBP Accumulating 26.42 -0.11 -0.41 26.54 18.63 26.35 IE00B3D07H30 26.47 -
Inst EUR Quarterly 13.17 0.03 0.20 13.38 9.11 13.14 IE00B3D07J53 13.19 -
Flex GBP Quarterly 14.27 -0.06 -0.41 14.38 10.22 14.24 IE00B3D07S45 14.30 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

Literature