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iShares North America Index Fund (IE)

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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  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
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2022
Total Return (%)

as of Mar 31, 2022

- 8.48 -8.31 58.60 13.92
Benchmark (%)

as of Mar 31, 2022

- 8.53 -8.33 58.59 13.95
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-1.62 13.20 - - 12.84
Benchmark (%)

as of Apr 30, 2022

-1.58 13.20 - - 12.86
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-13.42 -9.00 -8.42 -1.62 45.05 - - 82.29
Benchmark (%)

as of Apr 30, 2022

-13.42 -9.00 -8.42 -1.58 45.06 - - 82.42
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 May 19, 2022 USD 52,085,080
Net Assets of Fund as of May 19, 2022 USD 2,959,388,163
Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Inception Date Apr 30, 2001
Share Class Inception Date May 11, 2017
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Apr 29, 2022 712
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category US Large-Cap Blend Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI North America Index
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.08%
ISIN IE00BD575K12
Bloomberg Ticker BLNAUDA
Annual Management Fee 0.10%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BD575K1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 10000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Apr 30, 2022 19.11
3y Beta as of Apr 30, 2022 1.000
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of - -
5y Beta as of - -

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of May 6, 2022 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of May 6, 2022 99.41
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of May 6, 2022 7.85
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of May 6, 2022 65.13
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of May 6, 2022 Equity US
Funds in Peer Group as of May 6, 2022 3,470
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of May 6, 2022 129.88
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of May 6, 2022 99.15
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise (0-3.0+ °C) as of May 6, 2022 > 2.5° - 3.0° C
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise % Coverage as of May 6, 2022 98.92

What is the Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) metric? Learn what the metric means, how it is calculated, and about the assumptions and limitations for this forward-looking climate-related metric.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges in human history and will have profound implications for investors. To address climate change, many of the world's major countries have signed the Paris Agreement. The temperature goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and ideally 1.5 °C, which will help us avoid the most severe impacts of climate change.


What is the ITR metric?

The ITR metric is used to provide an indication of alignment to the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement for a company or a portfolio. Scientific consensus suggests that reducing emissions until they reach net zero around mid-century (2050-2070) is how this goal could be met. A net zero emissions economy is one that balances emissions and removals.


How is the ITR metric calculated?

The ITR metric is calculated by looking at the current emissions intensity of companies within the fund's portfolio as well as the potential for those companies to reduce its emissions over time. If emissions in the global economy followed the same trend as the emissions of companies within the fund's portfolio, global temperatures would ultimately rise within this band.


Note, only corporate issuers are covered within the calculation. A summary explanation of MSCI’s methodology and assumptions for its ITR metric can be found here.


Because the ITR metric is calculated in part by considering the potential for a company within the fund’s portfolio to reduce its emissions over time, it is forward-looking and prone to limitations. As a result, BlackRock publishes MSCI’s ITR metric for its funds in temperature range bands. The bands help to underscore the underlying uncertainty in the calculations and the variability of the metric.

Thermometer-style chart of yellow to red temperature bands showing an investment’s position relative to the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Metric data source MSCI

What are the key assumptions and limitations of the ITR metric?

This forward-looking metric is calculated based on a model, which is dependent upon multiple assumptions. Also, there are limitations with the data inputs to the model. Importantly, an ITR metric may vary meaningfully across data providers for a variety of reasons due to methodological choices (e.g., differences in time horizons, the scope(s) of emissions included and portfolio aggregation calculations).

There is not a universally accepted way to calculate an ITR. There is not a universally agreed upon set of inputs for the calculation. At present, availability of input data varies across asset classes and markets. To the extent that data becomes more readily available and more accurate over time, we expect that ITR metric methodologies will evolve and may result in different outputs. Where data is not available, and / or if data changes, the estimation methods vary, particularly those related to a company’s future emissions.


The ITR metric estimates a fund’s alignment with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. However, there is no guarantee that these estimates will be reached. The ITR metric is not a real time estimate and may change over time, therefore it is prone to variance and may not always reflect a current estimate.


The ITR metric is not an indication or estimate of a fund’s performance or risk. Investors should not rely on this metric when making an investment decision and instead should refer to a fund’s prospectus and governing documents. This estimate and the associated information is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any fund, nor is it intended to indicate any correlation between a fund’s ITR metric and its future investment performance.

All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of May 6, 2022, based on holdings as of Dec 31, 2021. 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 with ESG coverage 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 Apr 29, 2022 0.80%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Apr 29, 2022 0.31%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Apr 29, 2022 0.53%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Apr 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Apr 29, 2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Apr 29, 2022 0.47%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Apr 29, 2022 0.66%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Apr 29, 2022 99.66%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Apr 29, 2022 0.34%
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 0.13% and for Oil Sands 2.50%.

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 North America Index Fund (IE), Class D, as of Apr 30, 2022 rated against 1524 US Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 29, 2022
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 6.65
MICROSOFT CORP 5.09
AMAZON COM INC 2.92
TESLA INC 1.91
ALPHABET INC CLASS A 1.77
Name Weight (%)
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.69
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 1.23
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.22
META PLATFORMS INC CLASS A 1.22
NVIDIA CORP 1.19
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 USD Accumulating 17.20 -0.07 -0.41 21.15 17.20 17.20 IE00BD575K12 17.21 -
Flex EUR Daily 39.43 -0.45 -1.13 45.46 36.56 39.42 IE00B39J2W40 39.44 -
Flex USD Accumulating 46.17 -0.19 -0.41 56.77 46.17 46.16 IE0030404903 46.19 -
Flex Hedged EUR - 13.15 -0.05 -0.41 16.31 13.15 13.15 IE00BJVKFT58 13.16 -
D EUR Accumulating 21.31 -0.24 -1.13 24.51 19.57 21.30 IE00BD575G75 21.31 -
Inst USD Accumulating 31.20 -0.13 -0.41 38.38 31.20 31.19 IE00B1W56K18 31.21 -
Flex GBP Accumulating 20.29 -0.21 -1.04 23.21 18.97 20.28 IE00B7D6J849 20.29 -
Flex USD Daily 32.59 -0.13 -0.41 40.17 32.59 32.58 IE00B040CX25 32.60 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 39.08 -0.45 -1.13 44.95 35.92 39.06 IE00B78CT216 39.09 -
Inst USD Daily 42.40 -0.17 -0.41 52.16 42.40 42.39 IE00B1W56L25 42.42 -
Flex EUR Accumulating 32.74 -0.38 -1.13 37.64 30.05 32.73 IE00B8J31B35 32.75 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

Literature