Fixed Income

iShares Ultra High Quality Euro Government Bond Index Fund (IE)

Overview

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.

All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The fund invests in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held. Certain developing countries are especially large debtors to commercial banks and foreign governments. Investment in debt obligations (sovereign debt) issued or guaranteed by developing governments or their agencies involve a high degree of risk.
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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 10 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Return (%) -2.14 4.00 -1.43 2.28 3.09 3.05 -2.88
Benchmark (%) -1.99 4.05 -1.36 2.38 3.13 3.14 -2.82
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31-Mar-2017
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2018
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2019
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2022
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-22

-0.30 4.19 2.96 -1.57 -5.64
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-22

-0.21 4.29 3.02 -1.48 -5.57
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-7.96 -2.34 -0.79 - -
Benchmark (%) -7.88 -2.26 -0.72 - -
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-8.32 -3.15 -7.20 -8.05 -7.96 -6.86 -3.91 - -
Benchmark (%) -8.26 -3.14 -7.17 -8.02 -7.88 -6.64 -3.53 - -

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product or strategy.

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in EUR, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in EUR.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. 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 23-May-22 EUR 26,213,950
Net Assets of Fund as of 23-May-22 EUR 300,780,099
Inception Date 01-Jul-11
Fund Launch Date 01-Jul-11
Share Class Currency EUR
Base Currency EUR
Asset Class Fixed Income
SFDR Classification Other
Benchmark Index Markit iBoxx Eurozone AAA Index
Index Ticker -
Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.13%
Annual Management Fee 0.10%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 250,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 50,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Morningstar Category EUR Government Bond
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker -
ISIN IE00B4XCK338
SEDOL B4XCK33

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 29-Apr-22 86
Weighted Avg YTM as of - -
Effective Duration as of 29-Apr-22 8.04
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 29-Apr-22 9.08
3y Beta as of 30-Apr-22 0.999
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 30-Apr-22 4.82%

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 06-May-22 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 06-May-22 100.00
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 06-May-22 5.78
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 06-May-22 42.20
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 06-May-22 Bond EMU Government
Funds in Peer Group as of 06-May-22 173
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of - -
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 06-May-22 0.00
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 06-May-22, based on holdings as of 31-Dec-21. 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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-Apr-22
Name Weight (%)
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 2.5 08/15/2046 2.59
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 4 01/04/2037 2.37
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 2.5 07/04/2044 2.30
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0 08/15/2030 2.25
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.75 07/04/2034 2.24
Name Weight (%)
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.75 07/04/2040 2.14
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0 08/15/2031 2.03
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 1.25 08/15/2048 1.94
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0.5 02/15/2026 1.93
GERMANY (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF) 0 10/10/2025 1.87
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-22

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Apr-22

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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 country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 29-Apr-22

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29-Apr-22

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Allocations are subject to change.

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Inst EUR None 11.77 -0.06 -0.50 23-May-22 13.23 11.67 IE00B4XCK338 -
Flex EUR None 12.02 -0.06 -0.50 23-May-22 13.51 11.92 IE00B4Z7ZH51 -
Class D EUR None 9.51 -0.05 -0.50 23-May-22 10.70 9.43 IE00BDRK7H99 -
Flex EUR - 8.69 -0.04 -0.50 23-May-22 9.82 8.62 IE00BKPX8H66 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Francis Rayner
Francis Rayner
PortSols RATES LON GFI-EU Group
PortSols RATES LON GFI-EU Group

Literature

Literature