Fixed Income

iShares US Corporate Bond Index Fund (IE)

Overview

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. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund invests in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held. The fund invests in fixed interest securities issued by companies which, compared to bonds issued or guaranteed by governments, are exposed to greater risk of default in the repayment of the capital provided to the company or interest payments due to the fund. The fund investments may be subject to liquidity constraints, which means that shares may trade less frequently and in small volumes, for instance smaller companies. As a result, changes in the value of investments may be more unpredictable. In certain cases, it may not be possible to sell the security at the last market price quoted or at a value considered to be fairest. The fund invests in a limited number of market sectors. Compared to investments which spread investment risk through investing in a variety of sectors, share price movements may have a greater effect on the overall value of this fund.
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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31-Dec-2013
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31-Dec-2014
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31-Dec-2014
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31-Dec-2015
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31-Dec-2015
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31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of Dec 31, 2018

6.42 -0.39 5.18 5.55 -1.71
Benchmark (%) Index: FTSE Euro Dollar Bond Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of Dec 31, 2018

6.45 -0.32 5.17 5.70 -1.67
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.

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

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Reinvestments

This fund does not have any distributions data as of now.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of Mar 21, 2019 USD 130,113,091
Net Assets of Fund as of Mar 21, 2019 USD 951,948,111
Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Inception Date Sep 1, 2000
Share Class Inception Date Nov 27, 2007
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Corporate Bond
Benchmark Index FTSE Euro Dollar Bond Index
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
ISIN IE00B1W4R501
Bloomberg Ticker BARUSCI
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1W4R50
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SBEID
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 500000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 50000
Use of Income Accumulating

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares US Corporate Bond Index Fund (IE), Inst, as of Feb 28, 2019 rated against 194 USD Corporate Bond Funds.

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 1.625 12/15/2020 0.24
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 2 03/15/2021 0.19
GE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL FUNDING C 4.418 11/15/2035 0.18
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV WORLDWIDE INC 4.75 01/23/2029 0.17
KFW 1.5 06/15/2021 0.16
Name Weight (%)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.672 03/15/2055 0.15
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES / ANHEUSE 144A 4.9 02/01/2046 0.15
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES / ANHEUSE 144A 4.7 02/01/2036 0.15
CVS HEALTH CORP 4.3 03/25/2028 0.14
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 3.376 02/15/2025 0.14
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Feb 28, 2019

% 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

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Inst USD Accumulating 16.39 0.03 0.16 16.39 15.51 16.36 IE00B1W4R501 16.42 -
Flex USD Accumulating 26.61 0.04 0.16 26.61 25.16 26.57 IE0000407050 26.66 -
Class Flexible Hedged SEK Accumulating 10.20 0.01 0.14 10.20 9.79 10.19 IE00BD0DT917 10.22 -
Class Flexible Hedged EUR Accumulating 9.90 0.01 0.14 9.90 9.50 9.88 IE00BYVZVL92 9.92 -
Class D Acc EUR Accumulating 10.14 0.02 0.24 10.36 9.29 10.12 IE00BDZRPS94 10.16 -
D USD Accumulating 10.55 0.02 0.16 10.55 9.98 10.53 IE00BD0NC706 10.57 -
Flex USD Semi-Annual 9.64 0.02 0.16 9.64 9.31 9.62 IE00BYQQ0Z40 9.65 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Darren Wills
Darren Wills

Literature

Literature