Equity

SPME

iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF

Overview

Important Information: The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. The share class tracks an index comprising securities with lower volatility historically. “Minimum volatility” in the share class name refers to its underlying index exposure and not to its trading price. There is no guarantee that the trading price of its shares on exchanges will have low volatility. The share class should not be considered low risk in absolute terms and may not be suitable for cautious investors. While the indices tracked by these share classes have been designed with the aim of reducing risk, there are no guarantees they will attain a more conservative level of risk than their respective major stock market index. The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the share class is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. On any day where the net return (i.e. return less costs and expenses) of the Fund is negative, the Share Class will see a decrease in the NAV per Share.
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  From
31-Mar-2014
To
31-Mar-2015
From
31-Mar-2015
To
31-Mar-2016
From
31-Mar-2016
To
31-Mar-2017
From
31-Mar-2017
To
31-Mar-2018
From
31-Mar-2018
To
31-Mar-2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. (SPME)

as of Mar 31, 2019

- - - 7.63 6.65
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. Underlying Fund (SPMV)

as of Mar 31, 2019

13.91 9.87 10.02 10.13 9.71
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P 500 Minimum Volatility Index Underlying Fund (SPMV)

as of Mar 31, 2019

13.68 9.70 9.73 9.92 9.57
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. (SPME) - - - 14.47 -8.02
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. Underlying Fund (SPMV) 14.66 4.34 13.37 16.73 -5.36
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P 500 Minimum Volatility Index Underlying Fund (SPMV) 14.41 4.17 13.18 16.41 -5.50
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.

Disclaimer: The share class will be hedged with the aim of reducing the effect of exchange rate fluctuations between its denominated currency and the currencies of the securities that make up the benchmark index. The benchmark performance represents the unhedged performance.

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 of Share Class as of Apr 18, 2019 EUR 132,345,796
Net Assets of Fund as of Apr 18, 2019 USD 1,906,164,632
Fund Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency EUR
Fund Inception Date Nov 30, 2012
Share Class Inception Date Nov 18, 2016
Asset Class Equity
Domicile Ireland
Benchmark Index S&P 500 Minimum Volatility Index
ISA Eligibility Yes
SIPP Available Yes
UK Distributor/Reporting Status Seeking/Yes
Rebalance Freq Semi-Annual
ISIN IE00BYX8XD24
Bloomberg Ticker SPME.SW
Issuing Company iShares VI plc
Fund Manager BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Administrator State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
Custodian State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited
Use of Income Accumulating

Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 18, 2019
Ticker ISIN Name Sector Country Asset Class Shares Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Market Currency Notional Value
Issuer Ticker Name Name of the underlying security Asset Class Weight (%) Price Shares Market Value Notional Value Sector ISIN Exchange Country Market Currency

Securities lending is an established and well regulated activity in the investment management industry. It involves the transfer of securities (such as shares or bonds) from a Lender (in this case, the iShares fund) to a third-party (the Borrower). The Borrower will give the Lender collateral (the Borrower’s pledge) in the form of shares, bonds or cash, and will also pay the Lender a fee. This fee provides additional income for the fund and thus can help to reduce the total cost of ownership of an ETF.

 

At BlackRock, securities lending is a core investment management function with dedicated trading, research and technology capabilities. The lending programme is designed to deliver superior absolute returns to clients, whilst maintaining a low risk profile. Funds participating in securities lending retain 62.5% of the income, while BlackRock receives 37.5% of the income and covers all the operational costs resulting from securities lending transactions.

 

Collateral Holdings shown on this page are provided on days where the fund participating in securities lending had an open loan.

12 Month Lending Summary as of Dec 31, 2018

  • Securities Lending Return: 0.01
  • Average on-loan (% of AUM): 7.25
  • Maximum on-loan (% of AUM): 11.66
  • Collateralisation (% of Loan): 110.78
as of Apr 17, 2019
Name Ticker ISIN SEDOL Exchange Country Asset Class Weight (%) Notional value
The information in the Collateral Holdings table relates to securities obtained in the collateral basket under the securities lending programme for the fund in question. The information contained in this material is derived from proprietary and non-proprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, is not necessarily all inclusive and is not guaranteed as to accuracy. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. The primary risk in securities lending is that a borrower will default on their commitment to return lent securities while the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities and the fund suffers a loss in respect of the short-fall.
~The information in the Lending Summary table will not be displayed for the funds that have participated in securities lending for less than 12 months.

*Annualised Securities Lending Return is calculated using unaudited 12 month net securities lending revenues to the fund divided by the average NAV of the fund over the same period. 62.5% of all securities lending income is paid directly into the fund, with BlackRock receiving 37.5% compensation which covers all operational costs. BlackRock’s policy is to disclose performance information quarterly subject to a one-month delay. This means that returns from 0/01/2015 to 31/12/2015 can be publicly disclosed from 01/02/2016.

+Maximum on-loan figure may increase or decrease over time.
**Collateral parameters depend on the collateral and the loan combination, and the over collateralisation level may range from 102.5% to 112%. In this context, “Over Collateralisation” means that the aggregate market value of collateral taken will exceed the overall on-loan value. Collateral parameters are reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to change.

Holdings are subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 17, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund
The chart shows the share class exposure to each currency after any currency hedging has been taken into account.
as of Apr 18, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of Apr 18, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations are subject to change.

Listings

Exchange Ticker Currency Listing Date SEDOL Bloomberg Ticker RIC Bloomberg INAV Reuters INAV ISIN WKN Valoren Common Code (EOC) ISIN of INAV
SIX Swiss Exchange SPME EUR Jan 20, 2017 BD8PLR1 SPME.SW SPME.S - - IE00BYX8XD24 - 34426166 - -
Xetra IS31 EUR Jul 17, 2017 BYZMXX2 IS31 GY IS31.DE - - IE00BYX8XD24 A2AUE8 - - -

Literature

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