as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
11.96 19.31 9.30 5.91 -1.14
Benchmark (%)   12.54 19.96 9.73 6.54 -0.43
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
5.14 3.86 -2.78 -6.53 11.96 69.83 56.00 77.56 -16.18
Benchmark (%)   5.61 3.92 -2.64 -6.31 12.54 72.62 59.09 88.43 -6.44
as of
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Return (%)   6.29 -21.06 14.90 26.00 18.86
Benchmark (%)   6.90 -20.91 15.22 26.56 19.56

The date on which the first iShares ETF unit/share creation was processed.

This iShares fund is unhedged. Therefore, for an Australian investor who invests in this iShares fund there are three distinct determinants of performance returns:

(1) the movement in prices of the underlying securities as managed by BlackRock Fund Advisors;
(2) fluctuations in the A$ rate of foreign exchange conversion with the currency (or currencies) of the underlying basket of securities; and
(3) fluctuations in the A$ / US$ rate of foreign exchange conversion on cash amounts while the fund is processing any distributions payable.

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


Record Date Payment Date Exchange Rate
Gross Dividend
Return of
Capital (USD)
Total Distribution
22/12/14 20/01/15 1.228500 0.291212 0.000000 0.291212 0.357754
23/12/13 14/01/14 1.116071 0.261987 0.000000 0.261987 0.292396
02/07/13 19/07/13 1.098660 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
21/12/12 14/01/13 0.949217 0.270890 0.000000 0.270890 0.257133
26/06/12 13/07/12 0.976849 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
23/12/11 13/01/12 0.977326 0.472816 0.000000 0.472816 0.462095
27/06/11 13/07/11 0.932227 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
24/12/10 14/01/11 1.002406 0.289945 0.000000 0.289945 0.290643
28/06/10 14/07/10 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
29/12/09 15/01/10 1.075384 0.208089 0.000000 0.208089 0.223776
26/06/09 14/07/09 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
30/12/08 16/01/09 1.464987 0.601651 0.000000 0.601651 0.881411
30/06/08 16/07/08 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
31/12/07 17/01/08 1.123400 0.390074 0.000000 0.390074 0.438209

Est. Yield (A$): 1.95%

Completing your Australian tax return for International (US-domiciled) iShares ETFs: As dividend distributions from an International iShares ETFs represent foreign income iShares do not provide a financial year tax statement. The Dividend Payment Advice sent shortly after each dividend will disclose the payment as a dividend. To check that none of this payment is a return of capital, please refer to the Website before you complete your annual income tax return. You should do this because foreign dividend distributions are treated differently to returns of capital for Australian tax purposes. You may be entitled to a foreign income tax offset for any US withholding tax levied on the dividend distribution. Please refer to the Australian Tax Guide for more Australian taxation information in relation to this distribution payment as well as information to assist you to complete your Australian tax return.

Please note: As at 29/01/2013, 'Distribution (AUD)' data has been re-stated and no longer takes into account tax payable by investors.

Exchange rate: Prevailing market buying rate at or around 9:00am on the foreign exchange date, which is generally 3 business days prior to the Payment Date.

Gross dividend: This rate is gross of any applicable US withholding tax ("WHT") and will be updated when the Return of Capital component is determined (if applicable).

Return of capital: Where the Total Distribution includes a Return of Capital, the amount of the Return of Capital will be updated in this field as soon as possible following 30 June following the Payment Date. Until that time, the Gross Dividend and Return of Capital columns will have "-".

Total distribution: This is the total cash distribution paid gross of WHT. It is also the sum of the "Gross Dividend" column and the Return of Capital column, once these are updated.

Distribution: Calculated by the USD total Distribution multiplied by the relevant Exchange Rate. Does not take into account tax payable by the investor. (Note: An Australian CDI holder who has returned a correctly completed W-8BEN form to receive the WHT benefit under the US-AU tax treaty is entitled to a reduced rate of 15% WHT).

Estimated yield: Calculated by dividing Total Distributions paid (in a rolling 12-month period where the fund is a semi-/annual paying fund, or the last 4 quarters for a quarterly paying fund) by the share close price of the Fund as of either the Payment Date or the next business trading day.

Fund distributions
Distribution figures represent past distributions declared and paid for by the fund. There is no guarantee that any distribution will be declared in the future, of that if declared, the amount of any distribution will remain constant or increase over time.

Declarations by iShares of any distributions payable in respect of an iShares fund quoted on ASX will be in US$, and converted into A$ prior to payment to holders of CDIs. The A$ value of a distribution is subject to risk associated with fluctuations in the A$ / US$ foreign exchange rate conversion on cash amounts while an iShares fund is processing any distributions payable. Such declarations by iShares are lodged with and announced by ASX. Only investors holding CDIs in respect of an iShares fund as of the record date are entitled to any distributions

Investors in the ASX traded funds are paid in A$ approximately three weeks after a distribution is declared/paid in US$. Computershare will send investors a payment advice with details of the payment. The payment advice issued by Computershare will not disclose any "Return of Capital" amount. You can only obtain the split between "Gross Dividend" and "Return of Capital" from this web site.

A share/CDI split was announced on the ASX for some funds on Monday 14th July 2008. The split ratio was 3:1 for IZZ and IEM, and 2:1 for IEU. Historical distribution information was divided by a factor of 3 or 2 (for IZZ and IEM, or IEU respectively) to reflect this non-cash reorganisation of capital on 25th July 2008. For further information, click here.


as of 27-Nov-2015

Ticker Name Sector Country Currency Market Value Weight (%)
2330 TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING Information Technology Taiwan U.S. Dollar 703,098,260.13 24.66
2317 HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY LTD Information Technology Taiwan U.S. Dollar 242,824,018.73 8.52
2454 MEDIATEK INC. Information Technology Taiwan U.S. Dollar 81,881,377.90 2.87
2882 CATHAY FINANCIAL HOLDING LTD Financials Taiwan U.S. Dollar 77,614,496.67 2.72
2412 CHUNGHWA TELECOM CO. LTD. Telecommunication Services Taiwan U.S. Dollar 76,267,644.19 2.67
2881 FUBON FINANCIAL HOLDING CO LTD Financials Taiwan U.S. Dollar 72,738,900.95 2.55
1301 FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP. Materials Taiwan U.S. Dollar 62,509,514.48 2.19
2308 DELTA ELECTRONICS INC. Information Technology Taiwan U.S. Dollar 60,046,079.07 2.11
1303 NAN YA PLASTICS CORP. Materials Taiwan U.S. Dollar 57,586,157.93 2.02
2891 CTBC FINANCIAL HOLDING CO LTD Financials Taiwan U.S. Dollar 54,975,257.78 1.93
Ticker Name Asset Class Weight (%) Exchange Price Shares Sector SEDOL ISIN CUSIP Country Market Currency Currency Market Value Notional Value
Cash:  May include cash, dividends and receivables/payables for unsettled trades. Cash may be offset by exchange-traded index futures used for the purpose of tracking the benchmark index.

Notional Value: The market value of the securities held by the ETF at the given date. The notional value of a futures contract is the face value of the futures contract as at the given date.

All security prices are shown in the fund base currency.

Total allocation percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding or omissions of holdings of less than 1%. Information on certain fund holdings or less than 1% many not be widely available and may not be included in the table of holdings shown.

All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Holdings are subject to change.

Although BlackRock shall obtain data from sources that BlackRock considers reliable, all data contained herein is provided “as is” and BlackRock makes no representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to such data, the timeliness thereof, the results to be obtained by the use thereof or any other matter.  BlackRock expressly disclaims any and all implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 27-Nov-2015

% of Weight

Information Technology






Telecommunication Services


Consumer Discretionary


Consumer Staples






Allocations are subject to change.

Total allocation percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding or omission of holdings of less than 1%.


Net Assets

as of 27-Nov-2015

AUD 3,964,370,762
Shares Outstanding

as of 27-Nov-2015

Inception Date   20-Jun-2000
Listing Date 15-Nov-2007
Exchange ASX - All Markets
Asset Class Equity
Domicile United States
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Exchange Ticker ITW
Bloomberg Ticker ITW
Bloomberg NAV EWTNV
Bloomberg Shares EWTSO
Bloomberg Total Return Index Ticker NDEUSTW
SEDOL B298989
Benchmark Index MSCI Taiwan Index(SM)
Management Fee   0.62%
Distribution Frequency   Annual
Number of Holdings  

as of 27-Nov-2015

Benchmark Rebalance Frequency Quarterly

Net Assets: The base currency of the fund is U.S. dollars, however, the Net Assets figure has been converted to Australian dollars for illustrative purposes only, using the previous day’s London 4 p.m. exchange rate, as provided by Reuters.


P/E Ratio  

as of 31-Oct-2015

P/B Ratio  

as of 31-Oct-2015


Estimated Distributed Yield (A$): 1.81%
as of 27-Oct-2015

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The performance figures represent past performance of the funds. Performance is not indicative of future performance. Performance figures for the funds shown are calculated after fund management fees and expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions. Performance figures are in Australian dollars, where stated. Performance is calculated to the last business day of the month. Unless stated otherwise, performance for periods greater than one year is annualised.

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