Fixed Income

EMSA

iShares J.P. Morgan ESG $ EM Bond UCITS ETF

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.

Important Information: ETFs trade on exchanges like stocks and are bought and sold at market prices which may be different to the net asset values of the ETFs. When investing in equities and equity-related securities their value can be affected by daily stock market movements. The Fund's environmental, social and governance ("ESG") investment strategy limits the types and number of investment opportunities available to the Fund and, as a result, the Fund may underperform other funds that do not have an ESG focus. The benchmark index only excludes companies engaging in certain activities inconsistent with ESG criteria if such activities exceed the thresholds determined by the index provider. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the benchmark index’s ESG screening prior to investing in the Fund.
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Performance

Performance

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  From
31-Mar-2016
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31-Mar-2017
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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
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-21

- - - -4.28 13.60
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-21

- - - -3.84 13.91
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
9.16 - - - 6.55
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-May-21

9.51 - - - 7.01
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.05 1.01 2.32 -0.29 9.16 - - - 18.57
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-May-21

-1.82 1.06 2.46 -0.03 9.51 - - - 19.95
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) - - - 15.49 5.51
Benchmark (%) - - - 15.94 5.78

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 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

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. 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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 23-Jun-21 USD 1,272,511,653
Net Assets of Fund as of 23-Jun-21 USD 1,939,692,424
Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 24-Sep-18
Inception Date 24-Sep-18
Asset Class Fixed Income
Total Expense Ratio 0.45%
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.45%
Product Structure Physical
Methodology Sampled
Domicile Ireland
UCITS Yes
Benchmark Index JP Morgan ESG EMBI Global Diversified index
SFDR Classification Article 8
Distribution Frequency None
Securities Lending Return -
ISA Eligibility Yes
SIPP Available Yes
UK Distributor/Reporting Status No/Yes
Rebalance Frequency Monthly
ISIN IE00BF553838
Valor 43669663
Bloomberg Ticker EMSA LN
Issuing Company iShares II plc
Fund Manager BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Administrator State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
Custodian State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Shares Outstanding as of 23-Jun-21 213,394,617
Number of Holdings as of 22-Jun-21 689
Benchmark Level as of 23-Jun-21 USD 146.74
Benchmark Ticker JESGEMGD
Distribution Yield as of - -
Weighted Avg Coupon as of 22-Jun-21 4.68
Fiscal Year End 31 October
Effective Duration as of 22-Jun-21 8.22
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 22-Jun-21 12.99
Weighted Average YTM as of 22-Jun-21 3.98%

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 07-Jun-21 BB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-Jun-21 3.75
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-Jun-21 77.38
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-Jun-21 97.22
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-Jun-21 Bond Emerging Markets Global HC
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-Jun-21 537.65
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-Jun-21 420
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-Jun-21, based on holdings as of 30-Apr-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 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 22-Jun-21 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 22-Jun-21 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 22-Jun-21 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 22-Jun-21 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 22-Jun-21 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 22-Jun-21 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 22-Jun-21 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 22-Jun-21 5.21%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 22-Jun-21 94.79%
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.


While BlackRock calculates the business involvement metrics based on data from MSCI ESG Research, the fund seeks to replicate the performance of an index not provided by MSCI. As a result, MSCI may take a different view on the business involvement exposure of a fund’s underlying holdings than the fund’s index provider. The fund’s index provider may also implement business involvement screens with a similar exposure as the business involvement metrics but apply a different methodology. Consequently, the business involvement metrics may indicate exposure to a category that is subject to an exclusionary screen by the fund’s index methodology.


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

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Slovak Republic

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom

Holdings

Holdings

as of 22-Jun-21
Ticker ISIN Name Sector Location Asset Class Nominal Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Maturity Coupon (%) Market Currency Duration Notional Value
as of 22-Jun-21
Issuer Weight (%)
URUGUAY (ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF) 4.43
PANAMA REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNMENT) 3.82
QATAR (STATE OF) 3.81
SAUDI ARABIA (KINGDOM OF) 3.67
PHILIPPINES (REPUBLIC OF) 3.36
Issuer Weight (%)
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 3.29
BRAZIL FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF (GOVERNMENT) 3.21
OMAN SULTANATE OF (GOVERNMENT) 3.20
COLOMBIA (REPUBLIC OF) 3.19
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (GOVERNMENT) 3.04
Issuer Ticker Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Nominal Market Value Notional Value Sector ISIN Coupon (%) Maturity Exchange Location Market Currency Duration
Detailed Holdings and Analytics contains detailed portfolio holdings information and select analytics.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 22-Jun-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 22-Jun-21

% 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 location where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business. Bonds are included in US bond indices when the securities are denominated in U.S. dollars regardless of the domicile of the issuer. 
as of 22-Jun-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 22-Jun-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 21-Jun-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

Allocations are subject to change.

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 EMSA USD 26-Sep-18 BF55383 EMSA LN EMSA.L - - IE00BF553838 A2N5WA 43669663 - -
Euronext Amsterdam EMSA EUR 27-Sep-18 - EMSA NA ISEMSA.AS - - IE00BF553838 - - - -
Bolsa Mexicana De Valores EMSALN MXN 01-Jul-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Borsa Italiana EMSA EUR 28-May-21 BNZFML5 - EMSA.MI - - IE00BF553838 A2N5WA 43669663 - -
SIX Swiss Exchange EMSA USD 20-Nov-19 BKTR9F9 - EMSA.S - - IE00BF553838 A2N5WA 43669663 - -

Literature

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