iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF


Important Information: Capital at Risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries or companies. This means that the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates.

The Fund may invest in China A Shares trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange via Stock Connect which is subject to a daily quota. Once the remaining balance of the relevant quota drops to zero or the daily quota is exceeded, buy orders will be rejected. Therefore, quota limitations may restrict the relevant Stock Connect Fund’s ability to invest in China A Shares through the Stock Connect on a timely basis. Additional risks applicable to using Stock Connect include, but are not limited to, legal/beneficial ownership risk, clearing and settlement risk, suspension risk, differences in trading days, restrictions on selling impose by front-end monitoring, operational risk, regulatory risk, recalling of eligible stocks risk, no protection by investor compensation fund, taxation risks, and settlement mode under the SPSA models. For a more detailed explanation of these risks, please review the prospectus.

The Fund may also invests in China A Shares via the Investment Manager’s “RQFII” investment quota. The Fund is subject to RQFII policy, when trading via the RQFII route, and rule changes which could adversely impact the Fund or the Investment Manager’s RQFII quota as well as the Fund’s ability to hold China A-Shares. The Fund is subject to restrictions and requirements applicable to RQFII investment, including the following risks: regulatory policies risk, license, quota and repatriation risk, PRC assets risk, RQFII custodian and PRC broker risk, foreign exchange risk and RQFII quota allocation conflict risk.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company




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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 8 years.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) -17.9 27.8 -26.1 35.4 42.6 2.8 -26.2 -13.8
Benchmark (%) -17.8 25.6 -28.5 36.2 43.2 3.2 -25.9 -13.5
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-2024

-5.35 50.44 -8.24 -9.60 -17.52
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-2024

-4.84 51.10 -7.95 -9.24 -16.75
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-17.52 -11.88 -0.52 - -2.49
Benchmark (%) -16.75 -11.40 0.00 - -2.52
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
0.02 -0.73 0.02 -4.18 -17.52 -31.58 -2.58 - -20.28
Benchmark (%) 0.71 -0.11 0.71 -3.42 -16.75 -30.46 -0.01 - -20.47

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in USD, hedged share class benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. Performance data is based on the net asset value (NAV) of the ETF which may not be the same as the market price of the ETF. Individual shareholders may realize returns that are different to the NAV performance.

The return of your investment may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations if your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation. Source: Blackrock

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 11-Apr-2024 USD 2’270’594’284
Net Assets of Fund as of 11-Apr-2024 USD 2’281’787’493.50
Share Class launch date 08-Apr-2015
Fund Launch Date 08-Apr-2015
Share Class Currency USD
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI China A Inclusion Index
SFDR Classification Other
Shares Outstanding as of 11-Apr-2024 552’019’256
Total Expense Ratio 0.40%
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Ireland
Product Structure Physical
Rebalance Frequency Quarterly
Methodology Replicated
Issuing Company iShares IV plc
Fund Manager BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Administrator State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
Custodian State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited
Fiscal Year End 31 May
Bloomberg Ticker CNYA SW
Valor 27819610

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 11-Apr-2024 520
Benchmark Level as of 12-Apr-2024 USD 976.66
Benchmark Ticker M1CNA
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Mar-2024 21.31%
3y Beta as of 31-Mar-2024 1.00
P/E Ratio as of 11-Apr-2024 13.81
P/B Ratio as of 11-Apr-2024 1.58

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 as of 11-Apr-2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 11-Apr-2024 2.47%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 11-Apr-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 11-Apr-2024 2.84%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 11-Apr-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 11-Apr-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 11-Apr-2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 11-Apr-2024 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 11-Apr-2024 0.00%
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 3.90% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

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.



Registered Locations

Registered Locations

  • Austria

  • Chile

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Hungary

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Liechtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom



Issuer Ticker Name Sector Asset Class Market Value Weight (%) Notional Value Nominal ISIN Price Location Exchange Market Currency
Detailed Holdings and Analytics contains detailed portfolio holdings information and select analytics.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 11-Apr-2024

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations are subject to change.



Exchange Ticker Currency Listing Date SEDOL Bloomberg Ticker RIC WKN
London Stock Exchange CNYA USD 13-Apr-2015 BQT3WF0 CNYA.LN CNYA.L -
Euronext Amsterdam CNYA EUR 03-Sept-2021 BP2P7B7 - CNYA.AS A12DPT
Deutsche Boerse Xetra 36BZ EUR 14-Apr-2015 BWNH4F4 36BZ GY 36BZ.DE A12DPT
London Stock Exchange IASH GBP 13-Apr-2015 BQT3WG1 IASH.LN IASH.L -
Bolsa Mexicana De Valores CNYA MXN 08-Dec-2017 BYVJ1W2 CNYAN MM CNYAN.MX -
Santiago Stock Exchange CNYA CLP 13-Jan-2023 BK81394 CNYA CL - -
SIX Swiss Exchange CNYA USD 26-Jun-2015 BY9CV90 CNYA SW CNYA.S -
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 1159110 ILS 03-Sept-2019 BK8Y984 iSFF401 IT iSFF401.TA -

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

The EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Products Regulation (PRIIPs) prescribes the calculation methodology, and publication of the outcomes, of four hypothetical performance scenarios regarding how the product may perform under certain conditions and for such to be published on a monthly basis. The figures shown include all the costs of the product itself, but may not include all the costs that you pay to your advisor or distributor. The figures do not take into account your personal tax situation, which may also affect how much you get back. What you will get from this product depends on future market performance. Market developments in the future are uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted. The unfavourable, moderate, and favourable scenarios shown are illustrations using the worst, average, and best performance of the product, which may include input from benchmark(s) / proxy, over the last ten years.
Recommended holding period : 5 years
Example Investment USD 10’000
If you exit after 1 year
If you exit after 5 years


There is no minimum guaranteed return. You could lose some or all of your investment.


What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
5’830 USD
3’010 USD


What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
5’830 USD
6’220 USD


What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
10’280 USD
13’100 USD


What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
22’790 USD
20’570 USD

The stress scenario shows what you might get back in extreme market circumstances.