Equity

iShares Japan Equity Index Fund (LU)

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

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 21.41 4.39 9.19 -11.89 15.03
Benchmark (%) 22.28 4.86 9.85 -11.47 15.62

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

  From
30-Jun-2019
To
30-Jun-2020
From
30-Jun-2020
To
30-Jun-2021
From
30-Jun-2021
To
30-Jun-2022
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30-Jun-2022
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30-Jun-2023
From
30-Jun-2023
To
30-Jun-2024
Total Return (%)

as of Jun 30, 2024

4.46 17.42 -9.58 12.29 15.04
Benchmark (%)

as of Jun 30, 2024

4.92 17.94 -9.01 12.82 15.67
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
15.04 5.31 7.45 - 5.32
Benchmark (%) 15.67 5.89 8.00 - 5.96
  YTD 1m 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
10.27 0.84 -2.84 10.27 15.04 16.80 43.26 - 37.46
Benchmark (%) 10.61 0.81 -3.23 10.61 15.67 18.74 46.93 - 42.70
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 EUR, hedged share class benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

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 of Fund
as of Jul 11, 2024
USD 128,502,566
Fund Inception Date
Oct 23, 2012
Base Currency
USD
Benchmark Index
Japan Net EUR (Custom 4pm LUX)
Initial Charge
5.00%
ISIN
LU1811364642
Performance Fee
0.00%
Minimum Subsequent Investment
EUR 1000
Domicile
Luxembourg
Management Company
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Dealing Settlement
Trade Date + 3 days
Bloomberg Ticker
BGIJD2E
Share Class Inception Date
May 9, 2018
Share Class Currency
EUR
Asset Class
Equity
SFDR Classification
Other
Ongoing Charge
0.29%
Annual Management Fee
0.15%
Minimum Initial Investment
EUR 100000
Use of Income
Accumulating
Regulatory Structure
UCITS
Morningstar Category
Japan Large-Cap Equity
Dealing Frequency
Daily, forward pricing basis
SEDOL
BFNBHY7

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of Jun 28, 2024
203
3y Beta
as of Jun 30, 2024
0.971
P/B Ratio
as of Jun 28, 2024
1.57
Standard Deviation (3y)
as of Jun 30, 2024
12.33%
P/E Ratio
as of Jun 28, 2024
16.36

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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 Jun 28, 2024
0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.86%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.22%
MSCI - Thermal Coal
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.16%
MSCI - Oil Sands
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage
as of Jun 28, 2024
100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered
as of Jun 28, 2024
0.00%
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 5.67% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

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 Japan Equity Index Fund (LU), Class D2, as of Jun 30, 2024 rated against 1058 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Jun 28, 2024
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 5.77
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 3.18
SONY GROUP CORP 2.82
HITACHI LTD 2.75
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 2.73
Name Weight (%)
KEYENCE CORP 2.27
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP IN 2.21
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 2.11
TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC 1.86
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.85
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Jun 28, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Jun 28, 2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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 Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
D2 EUR - 143.40 2.75 1.96 Jul 11, 2024 143.47 115.12 LU1811364642
X2 USD Accumulating 237.72 5.95 2.57 Jul 11, 2024 237.72 185.27 LU0826446873
X2 EUR Accumulating 217.85 4.18 1.96 Jul 11, 2024 217.85 174.54 LU0938202743
N7 USD Semi-Annual 249.43 6.24 2.57 Jul 11, 2024 249.87 196.21 LU0960941911
N2 USD Accumulating 233.60 5.84 2.56 Jul 11, 2024 233.60 182.26 LU0836514231
F2 USD Accumulating 232.78 5.82 2.56 Jul 11, 2024 232.78 181.66 LU0836515634
N7 EUR Semi-Annual 228.92 4.38 1.95 Jul 11, 2024 230.83 185.82 LU0852473288
D2 USD - 131.65 3.30 2.57 Jul 11, 2024 131.65 102.74 LU1811364568
A2 USD Accumulating 224.55 5.61 2.56 Jul 11, 2024 224.55 175.61 LU0836512888

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dharma Laloobhai
Dharma Laloobhai

Literature

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