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iShares Emerging Markets Index Fund (IE)

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. 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.

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. Currency Risk: The Fund invests in other currencies. Changes in exchange rates will therefore affect the value of the investment. 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.
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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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31-Mar-2015
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31-Mar-2016
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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
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 31-Mar-20

-12.20 17.17 24.82 -7.54 -17.92
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of 31-Mar-20

-12.03 17.21 24.93 -7.41 -17.69

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. 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

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Reinvestments

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 22-May-20 USD 1,391,086,397
Net Assets of Fund as of 22-May-20 USD 9,774,350,760
Fund Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 26-Sep-08
Share Class launch date 25-Sep-09
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Emerging Markets Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
ISIN IE00B3D07G23
Bloomberg Ticker BGIEIAU
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B3D07G2
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDUEEGF
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 10000
Use of Income Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material 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 Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01-May-20 37.23
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01-May-20 Equity Emerging Mkts Global
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01-May-20, based on holdings as of 31-Oct-19. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, 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.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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.


Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research 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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Emerging Markets Index Fund (IE), Inst, as of 30-Apr-20 rated against 2197 Global Emerging Markets Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30-Apr-20
Name Weight (%)
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING ADR REPRESEN 6.75
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 5.91
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 4.83
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LTD 3.75
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORP H 1.50
Name Weight (%)
NASPERS LIMITED N LTD 1.34
PING AN INSURANCE (GROUP) CO OF CH 1.10
CHINA MOBILE LTD 0.94
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF 0.90
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPOR 0.79
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Apr-20

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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
Inst USD None 12.72 -0.34 -2.63 16.04 10.62 12.69 IE00B3D07G23 12.75 -
Inst GBP Quarterly 13.43 -0.33 -2.43 15.91 11.84 13.39 IE00B3D07L75 13.45 -
Inst Hedged USD - 9.02 0.01 0.13 10.00 8.59 8.99 IE00BDQYPB20 9.05 -
Class D EUR None 9.69 -0.22 -2.18 11.99 8.19 9.67 IE00BYWYCC39 9.71 -
Inst EUR Quarterly 10.77 -0.24 -2.18 13.38 9.11 10.75 IE00B3D07J53 10.80 -
Flex GBP Quarterly 11.59 -0.29 -2.43 13.73 10.22 11.56 IE00B3D07S45 11.61 -
Inst USD Quarterly 8.91 -0.24 -2.64 11.27 7.44 8.89 IE00B3D07K68 8.93 -
Class D GBP None 10.27 -0.26 -2.43 12.12 9.05 10.24 IE00BYWYCF69 10.29 -
Flex USD None 14.36 -0.39 -2.63 18.09 11.98 14.32 IE00B3D07N99 14.38 -
Flex EUR Quarterly 11.25 -0.25 -2.18 13.98 9.51 11.23 IE00B3D07Q21 11.28 -
Inst GBP None 21.12 -0.53 -2.43 24.94 18.63 21.06 IE00B3D07H30 21.16 -
Flex GBP None 24.82 -0.62 -2.43 29.30 21.89 24.76 IE00B3D07P14 24.87 -
Inst EUR None 18.59 -0.41 -2.18 23.00 15.70 18.54 IE00B3D07F16 18.62 -
Class D USD None 9.71 -0.26 -2.64 12.24 8.11 9.69 IE00BYWYC907 9.73 -
Flex EUR None 14.59 -0.32 -2.18 18.03 12.32 14.55 IE00B3D07M82 14.62 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group

Literature

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