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iShares Automation & Robotics UCITS ETF

Overview

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.

Important Information: The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. The Fund invests in a limited number of market sectors. Compared to investments which spread investment risk through investing in a variety of sectors, share price movements may have a greater effect on the overall value of this fund. The Fund typically invests in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. 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. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates. Concentration Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Share Class to financial loss. Counterparty Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Share Class to financial loss. Derivatives Risk: Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains, resulting in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund. The impact to the Fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way. Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the Fund. Equity Risk: The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events. Investment in Technology Securities Risk: Investments in the technology securities are subject to absence or loss of intellectual property protections, rapid changes in technology, government regulation and competition. Liquidity Risk: Lower liquidity means there are insufficient buyers or sellers to allow the Fund to sell or buy investments readily. Non-Investment Grade Risk: Non-investment grade fixed income securities are more sensitive to changes in interest rates and present greater ‘Credit Risk’ than higher rated fixed income securities. Smaller Companies Risk: Shares in smaller companies typically trade in less volume and experience greater price variations than larger companies.
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Performance

Performance

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This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 5 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

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Total Return (%) 46.8 -18.3 37.8 38.8 21.0
Benchmark (%) 47.0 -18.0 38.2 39.1 21.4
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Total Return (%)

as of 30-Jun-2022

22.35 1.36 13.92 50.27 -30.17
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Jun-2022

22.90 1.34 14.40 50.64 -30.22
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-30.30 9.49 7.43 - 11.45
Benchmark (%) -30.37 9.65 7.65 - 11.62
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-33.38 -5.97 -7.26 -19.71 -30.30 31.25 43.09 - 91.21
Benchmark (%) -33.50 -5.95 -7.17 -19.86 -30.37 31.83 44.56 - 92.90
Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. The value of the investments may go up or down and the investor may not get back the amount invested.

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 realise returns that are different to the NAV performance.

Source: BlackRock. Performance data is displayed on a Net Asset Value basis, in Base Currency terms (as shown in Key Facts), with net income reinvested, net of fees. Brokerage or transaction fees will apply.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Share Class as of 28-Sep-2022 USD 2,374,347,180
Net Assets of Fund as of 28-Sep-2022 USD 2,481,152,666
Share Class Launch Date 08-Sep-2016
Fund Launch Date 08-Sep-2016
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index STOXX Global Automation & Robotics Index
SFDR Classification Article 8
Shares Outstanding as of 28-Sep-2022 275,888,820
Total Expense Ratio 0.40%
Use of Income Accumulating
Securities Lending Return as of 30-Jun-2022 0.01%
Domicile Ireland
Product Structure Physical
Rebalance Frequency Annual
Methodology Optimised
UCITS Compliant Yes
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 iSFF404 IT
ISIN IE00BYZK4552

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 27-Sep-2022 160
Benchmark Level as of 28-Sep-2022 USD 2,373.68
Benchmark Ticker IXAROBU
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31-Aug-2022 24.88%
3y Beta as of 31-Aug-2022 0.998
P/E Ratio as of 27-Sep-2022 20.63
P/B Ratio as of 27-Sep-2022 3.25

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.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 21-Sep-2022 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21-Sep-2022 93.02
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21-Sep-2022 8.23
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21-Sep-2022 62.95
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21-Sep-2022 Equity Sector Information Tech
Funds in Peer Group as of 21-Sep-2022 799
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21-Sep-2022 25.56
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21-Sep-2022 96.86
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise (0-3.0+ °C) as of 21-Sep-2022 > 2.0° - 2.5° C
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise % Coverage as of 21-Sep-2022 96.34

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.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges in human history and will have profound implications for investors. 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. Scientific consensus suggests that reducing emissions until they reach net zero around mid-century (2050-2070) is how this goal could be met. A net zero emissions economy is one that balances emissions and removals.


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. 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. 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-Sep-2022, based on holdings as of 31-Aug-2022. 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 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. 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 27-Sep-2022 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 27-Sep-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 27-Sep-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 27-Sep-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 27-Sep-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 27-Sep-2022 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 27-Sep-2022 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 27-Sep-2022 99.96%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 27-Sep-2022 0.04%
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 0.00% 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.

Ratings

Registered Locations

Registered Locations

  • Austria

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Liechtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Singapore

  • Slovak Republic

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom

Holdings

Holdings

Issuer Ticker Name Sector Asset Class Market Value Weight (%) Notional Value Nominal ISIN Price Location Exchange Market Currency
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 27-Sep-2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 27-Sep-2022

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the location where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
Allocations are subject to change.

Securities Lending

Securities Lending

Securities lending is an established and well regulated activity in the investment management industry. It involves the transfer of securities (such as shares or bonds) from a Lender (in this case, the iShares fund) to a third-party (the Borrower). The Borrower will give the Lender collateral (the Borrower’s pledge) in the form of shares, bonds or cash, and will also pay the Lender a fee. This fee provides additional income for the fund and thus can help to reduce the total cost of ownership of an ETF.

 

At BlackRock, securities lending is a core investment management function with dedicated trading, research and technology capabilities. The lending programme is designed to deliver superior absolute returns to clients, whilst maintaining a low risk profile. Funds participating in securities lending retain 62.5% of the income, while BlackRock receives 37.5% of the income and covers all the operational costs resulting from securities lending transactions.

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Securities Lending Return (%) 0.02 0.04 0.04 0.02 0.01
Average on-loan (% of AUM) 9.03 14.11 15.84 14.85 12.37
Maximum on-loan (% of AUM) 13.21 17.00 17.00 17.73 17.08
Collateralisation (% of Loan) 111.70 110.31 110.27 110.14 108.95
The above table summarises the lending data available for the fund.

The information in the Lending Summary table will not be displayed for the funds that have participated in securities lending for less than 12 months. The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indication of current or future results.
BlackRock’s policy is to disclose performance information quarterly subject to a one-month delay. This means that returns from 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019 can be publicly disclosed from 01/02/2020.

Maximum on-loan figure may increase or decrease over time.

With securities lending there is a risk of loss should the borrower default before the securities are returned, and due to market movements, the value of collateral held has fallen and/or the value of the securities on loan has risen.
as of 27-Sep-2022
Ticker Name Asset Class Weight % ISIN SEDOL Exchange Location
Collateral Holdings shown on this page are provided on days where the fund participating in securities lending had an open loan.

The information in the Collateral Holdings table relates to securities obtained in the collateral basket under the securities lending programme for the fund in question. The information contained in this material is derived from proprietary and non-proprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, is not necessarily all inclusive and is not guaranteed as to accuracy. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. The primary risk in securities lending is that a borrower will default on their commitment to return lent securities while the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities and the fund suffers a loss in respect of the short-fall.

The below table shows the Loan/Collateral Combinations and Collateral Levels for our European Lending funds.

Collateral Types
Loan Type Equities Government, Supranational and Agency Bonds Cash (Not for Reinvestment)
Equities 105%-112% 105%-106% 105%-108%
Government Bonds 110%-112% 102.5%-106% 102.5%-105%
Corporate Bonds 110%-112% 104%-106% 103.5%-105%

We also accept selected physically replicating Equity, Government Bond, Credit and Commodity ETFs as collateral.

Collateral parameters depend on the collateral and the loan combination, and the over collateralisation level may range from 102.5% to 112%. In this context, “Over Collateralisation” means that the aggregate market value of collateral taken will exceed the overall on-loan value. Collateral parameters are reviewed on an ongoing bases and are subject to change.
With securities lending there is a risk of loss should the borrower default before the securities are returned, and due to market movements, the value of collateral held has fallen and/or the value of the securities on loan has risen.

Listings

Listings

Exchange Ticker Currency Listing Date SEDOL Bloomberg Ticker RIC Bloomberg INAV Reuters INAV ISIN WKN Valor Common Code (EOC) ISIN of INAV
London Stock Exchange RBOT USD 12-Sep-2016 BYZK455 RBOT LN RBOT.L - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
Euronext Amsterdam RBOE EUR 29-Nov-2021 BMFV4K9 - RBOE.AS - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
Xetra 2B76 EUR 13-Sep-2016 BD41ZL5 2B76 GY 2B76.DE - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
London Stock Exchange RBTX GBP 12-Sep-2016 BYYLQL9 RBTX LN RBTX.L - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
Bolsa Mexicana De Valores RBOT MXN 30-Nov-2017 - RBOTN MM - - - IE00BYZK4552 - - - -
Borsa Italiana RBOT EUR 03-Nov-2016 BYX8WZ7 RBOT IM RBOT.MI - - IE00BYZK4552 - - - -
SIX Swiss Exchange RBOT USD 14-Sep-2016 BD41ZQ0 RBOT SW RBOT.S - - IE00BYZK4552 - 33305410 - -
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 1159144 ILS 09-Sep-2019 BK8Y9C8 iSFF404 IT iSFF404.TA - - IE00BYZK4552 - - - -

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