Fixed Income

iShares Australian Bond Index Fund

Overview

This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer:
• seeking capital preservation and/or income distribution
• using the product for a core component of their portfolio or less
• with a minimum investment timeframe of 3 years
• with a medium risk/return profile, and
• who is unlikely to need access to their capital for up to one week from a request
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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000

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Distributions

Ex-Date CPU
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  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
3.52 -2.21 -0.74 2.06 4.21
Benchmark (%) 3.68 -2.06 -0.60 2.19 4.35
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.10 0.76 -0.87 0.10 3.52 -6.49 -3.63 22.61 154.48
Benchmark (%) 0.18 0.77 -0.84 0.18 3.68 -6.06 -2.96 24.21 161.94
  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 7.12 4.38 -3.01 -9.86 4.91
Benchmark (%) 7.26 4.48 -2.87 -9.71 5.06

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

Incept.: The date on which the first fund/share class unit creation was processed.

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets
as of 17-July-2024
AUD 1,022,061,297.51
Share Class Launch Date
14-Nov-2001
Share Class Currency
AUD
Asset Class
Fixed Income
Shares Outstanding
as of 17-July-2024
1,104,350,444
ISIN
AU60BGL01056
Domicile
Australia
Net Assets of Fund
as of 17-July-2024
AUD 1,022,061,297.510
Fund Inception
03-July-2001
Fund Base Currency
AUD
Benchmark Index
Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index (AUD)
Management Fee
0.20
Distribution Frequency
Quarterly
APIR
BGL0105AU

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of 30-Apr-2021
3
12m Trailing Yield
as of 30-June-2024
2.98%
Modified Duration
as of 28-June-2024
4.99
Weighted Avg Maturity
as of 28-June-2024
5.90

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
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MSCI - Nuclear Weapons
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MSCI - Civilian Firearms
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MSCI - Tobacco
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MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators
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MSCI - Thermal Coal
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MSCI - Oil Sands
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Business Involvement Coverage
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Percentage of Fund not covered
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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 -% and for Oil Sands -%.

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.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 28-June-2024
Name Weight (%)
AUSTRALIA (COMMONWEALTH OF) 48.89
NEW SOUTH WALES TREASURY CORPORATION 8.98
TREASURY CORPORATION OF VICTORIA 8.90
QUEENSLAND TREASURY CORPORATION 6.68
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TREASURY CORPORATION 2.10
Name Weight (%)
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FINANCING AUTHORITY 1.83
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 1.09
KFW 1.00
INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT 0.88
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 0.82
Reference to the company names mentioned in this communication is merely for explaining the investment strategy, and should not be construed as investment advice or investment recommendation of those companies.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-June-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 28-June-2024

% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Weight

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 28-June-2024

% of Weight

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.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Craig Vardy
Craig Vardy
Pavel Pospisil
Pavel Pospisil

Literature

Literature