Equity

iShares Japan Index Fund (IE)

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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

as of Sep 30, 2021

- - -9.35 4.44 29.14
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

- - -9.32 4.40 29.06
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
29.14 6.93 - - 7.46
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

29.06 6.91 - - 7.43
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
14.44 4.35 5.12 29.14 22.27 - - 26.95
Benchmark (%)

as of Sep 30, 2021

14.45 4.35 5.12 29.06 22.18 - - 26.82
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 Oct 14, 2021 USD 2,038.995
Fund Inception Date Dec 1, 2005
Share Class Inception Date Jun 6, 2018
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2021 272
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Developed - Japan Index - Net Returns in JPY
SFDR Classification Other
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.02%
ISIN IE00BFMHVB17
Bloomberg Ticker -
Annual Management Fee 0.50%
Initial Charge -
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BFMHVB1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment JPY 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment JPY 10000
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Sep 30, 2021 17.11
3y Beta as of Sep 30, 2021 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.


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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Oct 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Oct 7, 2021 6.49
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Oct 7, 2021 71.59
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Oct 7, 2021 100.00
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Oct 7, 2021 Equity Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Oct 7, 2021 73.17
Funds in Peer Group as of Oct 7, 2021 908
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Oct 7, 2021, based on holdings as of May 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 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 Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Sep 30, 2021 0.11%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Sep 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Sep 30, 2021 0.58%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Sep 30, 2021 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Sep 30, 2021 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 3.20% and for Oil Sands 0.20%.

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

4 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Japan Index Fund (IE), Class Flex Acc, as of Sep 30, 2021 rated against 980 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2021
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 4.66
SONY GROUP CORP 3.46
KEYENCE CORP 2.86
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 2.03
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.77
Name Weight (%)
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 1.72
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 1.63
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.47
HOYA CORP 1.42
HITACHI LTD 1.41
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 Flex Acc JPY - 2,488.22 19.32 0.78 2,627.75 1,917.15 2,487.47 IE00BFMHVB17 2,488.97 -
D EUR Accumulating 13.03 0.05 0.35 13.98 10.87 13.02 IE00BDRK7T12 13.03 -
Inst USD Daily 18.90 0.09 0.48 20.70 16.12 18.90 IE00B1W56N49 18.91 -
Flex EUR Accumulating 20.63 0.07 0.35 22.14 17.20 20.62 IE00B8J31C42 20.63 -
Flex USD Daily 16.90 0.08 0.48 18.50 14.42 16.89 IE00B0409979 16.90 -
Flex USD Accumulating 18.47 0.09 0.48 20.23 15.48 18.47 IE0001199953 18.48 -
Inst EUR Accumulating 23.34 0.08 0.35 25.06 19.49 23.34 IE00B6RVWW34 23.35 -
Flex EUR Daily 22.43 0.08 0.35 24.08 19.04 22.43 IE00B39J2X56 22.44 -
Inst USD Accumulating 20.89 0.10 0.48 22.88 17.53 20.89 IE00B1W56M32 20.90 -
D USD Accumulating 14.00 0.07 0.48 15.33 11.74 13.99 IE00BD0NCS18 14.00 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle
EMEA Index Investment Institutional PE
EMEA Index Investment Institutional PE

Literature

Literature