Fixed Income

XSE

iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

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DRIP/PACC

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.34 4.54 3.06 - 3.82
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.48 0.80 2.37 -1.25 -2.34 14.26 16.25 - 24.80
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) 7.20 3.91 -0.35 8.42 7.67

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of Aug 3, 2021 CAD 298,186,958
Inception Date Sep 1, 2015
Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange
Asset Class Fixed Income
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Rebalance Freq Quarterly
Units Outstanding as of Aug 3, 2021 14,400,000
Number of Holdings as of Aug 2, 2021 12
Number of Underlying Holdings as of Aug 2, 2021 8597
CUSIP 464291103
Price as of Aug 3, 2021 20.70
Options Available No

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Investment Program* DRIP
Eligible for Registered Plans Yes
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Last Distribution per Share as of Jul 20, 2021 0.05
DRIP Price as of Oct 26, 2020 21.20
Distribution Yield as of Jul 30, 2021 2.85%
Weighted Avg YTM as of Aug 2, 2021 1.96%
12m Trailing Yield as of Jul 30, 2021 2.70%
Effective Duration as of Aug 2, 2021 6.71 yrs
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Aug 2, 2021 8.73 yrs

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.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Jul 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 7, 2021 6.37
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 7, 2021 76.53
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 7, 2021 82.31
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 7, 2021 Bond Global CAD
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 7, 2021 274.58
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 7, 2021 98
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 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 Aug 2, 2021 0.19%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Aug 2, 2021 0.79%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Aug 2, 2021 0.14%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Aug 2, 2021 0.01%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Aug 2, 2021 0.04%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Aug 2, 2021 0.48%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Aug 2, 2021 0.19%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Aug 2, 2021 48.81%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Aug 2, 2021 51.19%
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 0.08% and for Oil Sands 0.97%.

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.

Fees

Fees

Management Fee 0.50%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.55%

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

Low
Low to Medium
Medium
Medium to High
High

Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 2, 2021
Ticker Name Sector Location of Risk Shares Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Notional Value
Ticker Name Weight (%) Price Shares Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL ISIN Exchange Location of Risk Currency Market Currency FX Rate
Ticker Name Weight (%) Sector Location of Risk Market Value Shares Price ISIN SEDOL Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.


Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Aug 2, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Aug 2, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Aug 2, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations are subject to change.

Literature

Literature

 
If the Fund invests in any underlying fund, certain portfolio information, including sustainability characteristics and business-involvement metrics, provided for the Fund may include information (on a look-through basis) of such underlying fund, to the extent available.

Important Information

Review the MSCI methodology behind the Sustainability Characteristics and Business Involvement metrics: 1ESG Ratings; 2Index Carbon Footprint Metrics; 3Business Involvement Screening Research; 4ESG Screened Index Methodology; 5ESG Controversies

For funds with an investment objective that include the integration of ESG criteria, there may be corporate actions or other situations that may cause the fund or index to passively hold securities that may not comply with ESG criteria. Please refer to the fund’s prospectus for more information. The screening applied by the fund's index provider may include revenue thresholds set by the index provider. The information displayed on this website may not include all of the screens that apply to the relevant index or the relevant fund. These screens are described in more detail in the fund’s prospectus, other fund documents, and the relevant index methodology document.

Certain information contained herein (the “Information”) has been provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC, a RIA under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and may include data from its affiliates (including MSCI Inc. and its subsidiaries (“MSCI”)), or third party suppliers (each an “Information Provider”), and it may not be reproduced or redisseminated in whole or in part without prior written permission. The Information has not been submitted to, nor received approval from, the US SEC or any other regulatory body. The Information may not be used to create any derivative works, or in connection with, nor does it constitute, an offer to buy or sell, or a promotion or recommendation of, any security, financial instrument or product or trading strategy, nor should it be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance, analysis, forecast or prediction. Some funds may be based on or linked to MSCI indexes, and MSCI may be compensated based on the fund’s assets under management or other measures. MSCI has established an information barrier between equity index research and certain Information. None of the Information in and of itself can be used to determine which securities to buy or sell or when to buy or sell them. The Information is provided “as is” and the user of the Information assumes the entire risk of any use it may make or permit to be made of the Information. Neither MSCI ESG Research nor any Information Party makes any representations or express or implied warranties (which are expressly disclaimed), nor shall they incur liability for any errors or omissions in the Information, or for any damages related thereto. The foregoing shall not exclude or limit any liability that may not by applicable law be excluded or limited.

Index history does not represent trades that have actually been executed and therefore may under or over compensate for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as illiquidity. No representation is being made that an actual investment in accordance with the above will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to the index history. Indexes are unmanaged and do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in an investable product. An index’s performance is not illustrative of an investable product’s performance. Indexes are not securities in which direct investments can be made.

Important information about the iShares® Funds

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

Index returns are denominated in Canadian Dollars for all funds, except XIG and XHY. For XIG and XHY, index returns shown are denominated in U.S. Dollars. Fund returns are denominated in Canadian Dollars for all iShares ETFs. For iShares ETFs offering U.S. Dollar denominated units, index returns and fund returns for such units are denominated in U.S. Dollars.

Although BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (together with its affiliates, “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.

Index-related risks

In order to meet its investment objective, each iShares® fund will seek to achieve a return which reflects the return of its benchmark index as published by the relevant index provider. While index providers do provide descriptions of what each benchmark index is designed to achieve, index providers do not generally provide any warranty or accept any liability in relation to the quality, accuracy or completeness of data in respect of their benchmark indices, nor any guarantee that the published indices will be in line with their described benchmark index methodologies. Errors in respect of the quality, accuracy and completeness of the data may occur from time to time.

In addition, apart from scheduled rebalances, index providers may carry out additional ad hoc rebalances to their benchmark indices in order to, for example, correct an error in the selection of index constituents. Where the benchmark index of a fund is rebalanced and the fund in turn rebalances its portfolio to bring it in line with its benchmark index, any transaction costs arising from such portfolio rebalancing will be borne by the fund and, by extension, its unitholders.

Therefore, errors and additional ad hoc rebalances carried out by an index provider to a fund’s benchmark index may increase the costs of the fund.

There is no assurance that a fund’s benchmark index will continue to be calculated and published on the basis described in the fund’s prospectus or that it will not be amended significantly. The past performance of each benchmark index is not a guide to future performance.

MSCI is a trademark of MSCI, Inc. (“MSCI”). The ETF is permitted to use the MSCI mark pursuant to a license agreement between MSCI and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A., relating to, among other things, the license granted to BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. to use the Index. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. has sublicensed the use of this trademark to BlackRock. The ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MSCI and MSCI makes no representation, condition or warranty regarding the advisability of investing in the ETF.

iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc., or its subsidiaries in the United States and elsewhere. Used with permission.

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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.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Jul 7, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Jul 7, 2021 6.37
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Jul 7, 2021 76.53
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Jul 7, 2021 82.31
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Jul 7, 2021 Bond Global CAD
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Jul 7, 2021 274.58
Funds in Peer Group as of Jul 7, 2021 98
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Jul 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.