Equity

iShares Europe Equity Index Fund (LU)

Overview

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Performance

Performance

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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31-Dec-2015
To
31-Dec-2016
From
31-Dec-2016
To
31-Dec-2017
From
31-Dec-2017
To
31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
To
31-Dec-2019
From
31-Dec-2019
To
31-Dec-2020
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Dec-20

2.06 11.03 -10.43 26.04 -3.38
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Dec-20

2.36 10.52 -10.66 26.06 -3.37
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
10.16 4.29 6.83 - 7.50
Benchmark (%)

as of 28-Feb-21

10.13 4.21 6.70 - 7.37
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
2.07 2.36 3.44 10.16 13.44 39.14 - 82.32
Benchmark (%)

as of 28-Feb-21

2.09 2.40 3.54 10.13 13.18 38.31 - 80.56

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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 05-Mar-21 EUR 222.212
12m Trailing Yield as of 28-Feb-21 1.94
Number of Holdings as of 26-Feb-21 435
Base Currency Euro
Fund Launch Date 23-Oct-12
Inception Date 09-Nov-12
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Europe Large-Cap Blend Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI EUROPE Net ( custom 4pm LUX )
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.22%
ISIN LU0852473106
Bloomberg Ticker BGIEEID
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B88YQS9
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 50000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 1000
Use of Income Distributing

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 05-Feb-21 AA
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 05-Feb-21 7.79
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 05-Feb-21 56.44
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 05-Feb-21 99.62
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 05-Feb-21 Equity Europe
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 05-Feb-21 141.82
Funds in Peer Group as of 05-Feb-21 1
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 05-Feb-21, based on holdings as of 31-Aug-20. 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 26-Feb-21 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 26-Feb-21 3.37%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 26-Feb-21 0.70%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 26-Feb-21 0.46%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 26-Feb-21 0.51%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 26-Feb-21 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 26-Feb-21 1.09%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 26-Feb-21 99.17%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 26-Feb-21 0.83%
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 1.53% and for Oil Sands 2.71%.

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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Europe Equity Index Fund (LU), Class N7, as of 28-Feb-21 rated against 1559 Europe Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 26-Feb-21
Name Weight (%)
NESTLE SA 3.03
ASML HOLDING NV 2.41
ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG 2.32
NOVARTIS AG 1.92
LVMH 1.78
Name Weight (%)
UNILEVER PLC 1.38
SAP 1.31
ASTRAZENECA PLC 1.27
NOVO NORDISK CLASS B 1.23
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 1.22
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 26-Feb-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 26-Feb-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 26-Feb-21

% 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 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Class N7 EUR Semi-Annual 150.02 1.39 0.94 150.93 102.71 - LU0852473106 - -
Class D2 USD None 115.12 0.73 0.64 118.23 70.44 - LU1722863724 - -
Class N7 USD Semi-Annual 181.02 1.16 0.64 185.91 113.26 - LU0960941838 - -
Class A2 EUR None 182.52 1.68 0.93 183.67 122.52 - LU0836512706 - -
Class F2 EUR None 187.32 1.73 0.93 188.46 125.37 - LU0836515550 - -
Class D2 EUR None 175.38 1.62 0.93 176.45 117.38 - LU0836514744 - -
Class X2 USD None 141.64 0.91 0.65 145.45 86.48 - LU1394265414 - -
Class N2 EUR None 187.80 1.74 0.94 188.94 125.66 - LU0836514157 - -
Class X2 EUR None 190.20 1.76 0.93 191.34 127.08 - LU0826446790 - -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle

Literature

Literature