iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF


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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 10 years.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) -7.9 -5.0 -3.1 27.2 -23.2 20.1 -8.2 19.2 -8.8 26.2
Benchmark (%) -7.7 -4.7 -3.0 27.5 -23.1 20.1 -8.0 19.5 -9.0 25.8
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Dec-2023

20.05 -8.20 19.22 -8.79 26.18
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Dec-2023

20.14 -8.04 19.50 -9.03 25.78
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
26.18 11.12 8.62 2.28 2.73
Benchmark (%) 25.78 10.99 8.60 2.37 2.85
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
26.18 5.41 12.61 10.97 26.18 37.21 51.21 25.24 45.61
Benchmark (%) 25.78 5.29 11.95 11.34 25.78 36.74 51.06 26.37 47.89
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, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of 28-Feb-2024 USD 1,233,597,078
Fund Launch Date 20-Jan-2010
Exchange NASDAQ
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Europe Financials Index
Index Ticker NDRUFNCL
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual
Premium/Discount as of 27-Feb-2024 -0.15%
CUSIP 464289180
Volume - 1d as of 27-Feb-2024 135,118.00

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 27-Feb-2024 82
Equity Beta (3y) as of 31-Jan-2024 0.89
12 Month Trailing Dividend Distribution Yield as of 31-Jan-2024 5.09
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Jan-2024 22.90
P/E Ratio as of 27-Feb-2024 8.65
P/B Ratio as of 27-Feb-2024 1.04

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.

This fund does not seek to follow a sustainable, impact or ESG investment strategy. The metrics do not change the fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that a sustainable, impact or ESG investment strategy will be adopted by the fund. For more information regarding the fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.

Review the MSCI methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 21-Feb-2024 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21-Feb-2024 100.00
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21-Feb-2024 8.03
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21-Feb-2024 94.93
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21-Feb-2024 Equity Sector Financials
Funds in Peer Group as of 21-Feb-2024 335
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21-Feb-2024 2.68
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21-Feb-2024 99.26
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise (0-3.0+ °C) as of 21-Feb-2024 > 2.0° - 2.5° C
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise % Coverage as of 21-Feb-2024 99.26

What is the Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) metric? Learn what the metric means, how it is calculated, and about the assumptions and limitations for this forward-looking climate-related metric.

To address climate change, many of the world's major countries have signed the Paris Agreement. The temperature goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and ideally 1.5 °C, which will help us avoid the most severe impacts of climate change.

What is the ITR metric?

The ITR metric is used to provide an indication of alignment to the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement for a company or a portfolio. ITR employs open source 1.55° C decarbonization pathways derived from the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). These pathways can be regional and sector specific and set a net zero target of 2050, in line with GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero) industry standards. We make use of this feature for all GHG scopes. This enhanced ITR model was implemented by MSCI on February 19, 2024.

How is the ITR metric calculated?

The ITR metric is calculated by looking at the current emissions intensity of companies within the fund's portfolio as well as the potential for those companies to reduce its emissions over time. If emissions in the global economy followed the same trend as the emissions of companies within the fund's portfolio, global temperatures would ultimately rise within this band.

Note, only corporate issuers are covered within the calculation. A summary explanation of MSCI’s methodology and assumptions for its ITR metric can be found here.

Because the ITR metric is calculated in part by considering the potential for a company within the fund’s portfolio to reduce its emissions over time, it is forward-looking and prone to limitations. As a result, BlackRock publishes MSCI’s ITR metric for its funds in temperature range bands. The bands help to underscore the underlying uncertainty in the calculations and the variability of the metric.

Thermometer-style chart of yellow to red temperature bands showing an investment’s position relative to the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Metric data source MSCI

What are the key assumptions and limitations of the ITR metric?

This forward-looking metric is calculated based on a model, which is dependent upon multiple assumptions. Also, there are limitations with the data inputs to the model. Importantly, an ITR metric may vary meaningfully across data providers for a variety of reasons due to methodological choices (e.g., differences in time horizons, the scope(s) of emissions included and portfolio aggregation calculations).

There is not a universally accepted way to calculate an ITR. There is not a universally agreed upon set of inputs for the calculation. At present, availability of input data varies across asset classes and markets. To the extent that data becomes more readily available and more accurate over time, we expect that ITR metric methodologies will evolve and may result in different outputs. Funds may change bands as methodologies evolve. Where data is not available, and / or if data changes, the estimation methods vary, particularly those related to a company’s future emissions.

The ITR metric estimates a fund’s alignment with the Paris Agreement temperature goal based on a credibility assessment of stated decarbonization targets. However, there is no guarantee that these estimates will be reached. The ITR metric is not a real time estimate and may change over time, therefore it is prone to variance and may not always reflect a current estimate.

The ITR metric is not an indication or estimate of a fund’s performance or risk. Investors should not rely on this metric when making an investment decision and instead should refer to a fund’s prospectus and governing documents. This estimate and the associated information is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any fund, nor is it intended to indicate any correlation between a fund’s ITR metric and its future investment performance.

All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 21-Feb-2024, based on holdings as of 31-Jan-2024. 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% (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.

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. 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 27-Feb-2024 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 27-Feb-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 27-Feb-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 27-Feb-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 27-Feb-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 27-Feb-2024 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 27-Feb-2024 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 27-Feb-2024 99.98%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 27-Feb-2024 0.02%
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 thresho