Fixed Income

iShares Green Bond 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 currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) -1.27 6.07 4.79 -3.50 -19.50 4.74
Benchmark (%) -1.11 8.40 3.43 -0.85 -17.64 6.91

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
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31-Dec-2021
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Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2023

6.07 4.79 -3.50 -19.50 4.74
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2023

8.40 3.43 -0.85 -17.64 6.91
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
1.46 -6.68 -2.33 - -1.96
Benchmark (%) 4.34 -4.35 -0.68 - -0.55
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-0.69 -0.69 5.80 2.89 1.46 -18.73 -11.11 - -11.40
Benchmark (%) -0.08 -0.08 6.30 4.83 4.34 -12.48 -3.35 - -3.30
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.

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in CHF, hedged share class benchmark performance is displayed in EUR.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of Feb 21, 2024 CHF 18,348,914
Net Assets of Fund as of Feb 21, 2024 EUR 1,308,929,578
Share Class Inception Date Dec 20, 2017
Fund Inception Date Mar 16, 2017
Share Class Currency CHF
Base Currency EUR
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index BBG MSCI Global Green Bond Index (EUR)
SFDR Classification Article 9
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charge 0.20%
ISIN IE00BD8QG133
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment CHF 100000
Minimum Subsequent Investment CHF 5000
Use of Income Distributing
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Morningstar Category Global Bond - CHF Hedged
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BIGDCHD
SEDOL BD8QG13

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2024 1266
12m Trailing Yield as of Jan 31, 2024 1.62%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Jan 31, 2024 7.64%
3y Beta as of Jan 31, 2024 0.990
Yield to Maturity as of Jan 31, 2024 3.68%
Modified Duration as of Jan 31, 2024 6.70 yrs
Yield to Worst as of Jan 31, 2024 3.65%
Effective Duration as of Jan 31, 2024 6.76 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Jan 31, 2024 8.11 yrs
WAL to Worst as of Jan 31, 2024 8.11 yrs

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 Jan 19, 2024 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jan 19, 2024 94.57
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jan 19, 2024 7.18
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jan 19, 2024 78.75
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jan 19, 2024 Bond Global EUR
Funds in Peer Group as of Jan 19, 2024 607
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jan 19, 2024 272.66
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of Jan 19, 2024 67.77
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jan 19, 2024, based on holdings as of Sep 30, 2023. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) 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.

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 Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Jan 31, 2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Jan 31, 2024 64.83%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Jan 31, 2024 35.17%
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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

Metrics have been reported based on MSCI data for consistency with MSCI fund rating, this fund is managed using data from Sustainalytics.


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 Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating - BRONZE
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Aug 2, 2023)

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jan 31, 2024
Name Weight (%)
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 1.75 06/25/2039 2.39
UK CONV GILT 0.875 07/31/2033 2.11
FRANCE (REPUBLIC OF) 0.5 06/25/2044 1.24
EUROPEAN UNION RegS 0.4 02/04/2037 1.23
EUROPEAN UNION RegS 2.625 02/04/2048 1.15
Name Weight (%)
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 4 04/30/2035 1.07
NETHERLANDS (KINGDOM OF) 0.5 01/15/2040 1.03
UK CONV GILT 1.5 07/31/2053 0.92
ITALY (REPUBLIC OF) 4 10/30/2031 0.89
BELGIUM (KINGDOM OF) 1.25 04/22/2033 0.84
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jan 31, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are subject to change.

Pricing & Exchange

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class D Hedged CHF 8.11 -0.03 -0.31 Feb 21, 2024 8.35 7.72 IE00BD8QG133
Class D Acc EUR 9.56 -0.03 -0.27 Feb 21, 2024 9.74 9.03 IE000RIFQ564
Class Flexible Hedged EUR 9.45 -0.03 -0.30 Feb 21, 2024 9.68 8.91 IE00BD0DT685
Class D Hedged CHF 8.72 -0.03 -0.31 Feb 21, 2024 8.98 8.30 IE00BD8QG026
Class Flexible Acc Hedged CHF 10.39 -0.03 -0.31 Feb 21, 2024 10.69 9.88 IE000ZJMM9R3
Class D Hedged EUR 9.39 -0.03 -0.30 Feb 21, 2024 9.62 8.86 IE00BD0DT578
Class D Hedged USD 10.36 -0.03 -0.29 Feb 21, 2024 10.59 9.64 IE00BD8QG463
Class D Hedged GBP 9.80 -0.03 -0.30 Feb 21, 2024 10.02 9.18 IE00BD5GZQ41
Class Flex Dist EUR 9.18 -0.03 -0.27 Feb 21, 2024 9.35 8.67 IE00BDFSQF67
Class D Dist GBP 8.33 -0.02 -0.30 Feb 21, 2024 8.52 7.83 IE00BMTMD893
Class Institutional Hedged EUR 9.33 -0.03 -0.30 Feb 21, 2024 9.56 8.80 IE00BD0DT792
Class Flexible Acc Hedged NZD 10.15 -0.03 -0.29 Feb 21, 2024 10.38 9.46 IE0006QDMN34
Class D Acc JPY Hedged JPY 870.19 1.51 0.17 May 9, 2022 1,000.00 868.68 IE000YP3OC13

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Lizi Nicol
Lizi Nicol

Literature

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