Equity

iShares Japan 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. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. The Fund may be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund.
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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.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Return (%) 9.5 22.1 5.5 9.0 -8.4 21.9 5.1 9.4 -11.1 16.3
Benchmark (%) 9.3 22.1 5.4 8.9 -8.5 21.8 5.0 9.4 -11.2 16.2

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

  From
31-Mar-2019
To
31-Mar-2020
From
31-Mar-2020
To
31-Mar-2021
From
31-Mar-2021
To
31-Mar-2022
From
31-Mar-2022
To
31-Mar-2023
From
31-Mar-2023
To
31-Mar-2024
Total Return (%)

as of 31/Mar/2024

-4.44 30.46 -1.26 -2.88 26.59
Benchmark (%)

as of 31/Mar/2024

-4.51 30.45 -1.21 -2.94 26.53
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
16.54 6.60 8.15 8.65 8.17
Benchmark (%) 16.50 6.58 8.12 8.61 8.15
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
8.93 -0.20 -0.96 12.30 16.54 21.14 47.98 129.30 136.25
Benchmark (%) 8.91 -0.18 -0.99 12.27 16.50 21.05 47.76 128.41 135.91

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in EUR, 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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets
as of 19/Jun/2024
EUR 580,694,542
Share Class launch date
18/Jun/2013
Share Class Currency
EUR
Asset Class
Equity
SFDR Classification
Other
Ongoing Charges Figures
0.03%
Annual Management Fee
0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment
EUR 1,000,000.00
Use of Income
Accumulating
Regulatory Structure
UCITS
Morningstar Category
Japan Large-Cap Equity
Dealing Frequency
Daily, forward pricing basis
SEDOL
B8J31C4
Net Assets of Fund
as of 19/Jun/2024
USD 1,913,819,328
Fund Launch Date
01/Dec/2005
Fund Base Currency
USD
Benchmark Index
MSCI Developed - Japan Net EUR Index
Initial Charge
0.00%
ISIN
IE00B8J31C42
Performance Fee
0.00%
Minimum Subsequent Investment
-
Domicile
Ireland
Management Company
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Dealing Settlement
Trade Date + 3 days
Bloomberg Ticker
BGIJPFA

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings
as of 31/May/2024
204
3y Beta
as of 31/May/2024
0.998
P/B Ratio
as of 31/May/2024
1.54
Standard Deviation (3y)
as of 31/May/2024
12.78%
P/E Ratio
as of 31/May/2024
16.07

Risk Indicator

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Japan Index Fund (IE), Flex, as of 31/May/2024 rated against 1064 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Morningstar Medalist Rating

Morningstar Medalist Rating - SILVER
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. (Effective 30/Apr/2024)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31/May/2024
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 6.05
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 3.09
SONY GROUP CORP 2.70
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 2.66
HITACHI LTD 2.51
Name Weight (%)
KEYENCE CORP 2.31
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP IN 2.16
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 1.98
MITSUBISHI CORP 1.85
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.77
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31/May/2024

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Flex EUR 23.36 0.12 0.50 19/Jun/2024 24.84 19.87 IE00B8J31C42
Class Flex Acc JPY 3,633.33 20.05 0.55 19/Jun/2024 3,731.54 2,884.51 IE00BFMHVB17
Inst EUR 26.33 0.13 0.50 19/Jun/2024 28.00 22.42 IE00B6RVWW34
Inst USD 18.67 0.11 0.59 19/Jun/2024 20.32 15.94 IE00B1W56N49
Institutional Dist JPY 3,425.80 18.89 0.55 19/Jun/2024 3,569.93 2,767.11 IE00BL1GW748
Class S JPY 3,011.82 16.68 0.56 19/Jun/2024 3,092.59 2,380.05 IE00015NBWB1
Class D EUR 14.70 0.07 0.50 19/Jun/2024 15.64 12.52 IE00BDRK7T12
Class D USD 14.65 0.09 0.59 19/Jun/2024 15.68 12.30 IE00BD0NCS18
Flex USD 16.70 0.10 0.59 19/Jun/2024 18.02 14.26 IE00B0409979
Inst USD 21.86 0.13 0.59 19/Jun/2024 23.39 18.35 IE00B1W56M32
Flex EUR 23.91 0.12 0.50 19/Jun/2024 25.63 20.72 IE00B39J2X56
Flex USD 19.41 0.11 0.59 19/Jun/2024 20.76 16.28 IE0001199953

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dharma Laloobhai
Dharma Laloobhai
Group Index Equity PM Core DM EMEA
Group Index Equity PM Core DM EMEA

Literature

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