iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF


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.

The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries or companies. This means that the Fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates.

The Fund may invest in China A Shares trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange via Stock Connect which is subject to a daily quota. Once the remaining balance of the relevant quota drops to zero or the daily quota is exceeded, buy orders will be rejected. Therefore, quota limitations may restrict the relevant Stock Connect Fund’s ability to invest in China A Shares through the Stock Connect on a timely basis. Additional risks applicable to using Stock Connect include, but are not limited to, legal/beneficial ownership risk, clearing and settlement risk, suspension risk, differences in trading days, restrictions on selling impose by front-end monitoring, operational risk, regulatory risk, recalling of eligible stocks risk, no protection by investor compensation fund, taxation risks, and settlement mode under the SPSA models. For a more detailed explanation of these risks, please review the prospectus.

The Fund may also invests in China A Shares via the Investment Manager’s “RQFII” investment quota. The Fund is subject to RQFII policy, when trading via the RQFII route, and rule changes which could adversely impact the Fund or the Investment Manager’s RQFII quota as well as the Fund’s ability to hold China A-Shares. The Fund is subject to restrictions and requirements applicable to RQFII investment, including the following risks: regulatory policies risk, license, quota and repatriation risk, PRC assets risk, RQFII custodian and PRC broker risk, foreign exchange risk and RQFII quota allocation conflict risk.

All currency hedged share classes of this fund use derivatives to hedge currency risk. The use of derivatives for a share class could pose a potential risk of contagion (also known as spill-over) to other share classes in the fund. The fund’s management company will ensure appropriate procedures are in place to minimise contagion risk to other share class. Using the drop down box directly below the name of the fund, you can view a list of all share classes in the fund – currency hedged share classes are indicated by the word “Hedged” in the name of the share class. In addition, a full list of all currency hedged share classes is available on request from the fund’s management company




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Total Return (%)

as of 30-Sep-21

18.19 -12.16 8.75 33.23 17.80
Benchmark (%)

as of 30-Sep-21

18.53 -16.73 9.21 33.95 18.26
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
9.32 23.94 11.51 - 3.23
Benchmark (%) 9.73 24.50 10.69 - 2.97
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.45 -0.32 2.91 -4.26 9.32 90.38 72.40 - 23.54
Benchmark (%) 1.80 -0.28 2.99 -4.11 9.73 92.96 66.19 - 21.51
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) -17.88 27.82 -26.06 35.40 42.62
Benchmark (%) -17.76 25.63 -28.54 36.17 43.20

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

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 01-Dec-21 USD 2,166,221,340
Net Assets of Fund as of 01-Dec-21 USD 2,166,221,340
Share Class launch date 08-Apr-15
Fund Launch Date 08-Apr-15
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
SFDR Classification Other
Benchmark Index MSCI China A Inclusion Index
Shares Outstanding as of 01-Dec-21 339,000,000
Total Expense Ratio 0.40%
Use of Income Accumulating
Securities Lending Return -
Domicile Ireland
Product Structure Physical
Rebalance Frequency Quarterly
Methodology Optimised
UCITS Compliant Yes
Issuing Company iShares IV plc
Fund Manager BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Administrator State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
Custodian State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited
Fiscal Year End 31 May
Bloomberg Ticker CNYA.LN
SIPP Available Yes
ISA Eligibility Yes
UK Distributor/Reporting Status No/Yes

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 01-Dec-21 505
Benchmark Level as of 01-Dec-21 USD 1,514.99
Benchmark Ticker M1CNA
P/E Ratio as of 01-Dec-21 21.48
P/B Ratio as of 01-Dec-21 2.57
3y Beta as of 30-Nov-21 0.999
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 30-Nov-21 19.76%

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-Nov-21 B
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 05-Nov-21 100.00
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 05-Nov-21 1.44
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 05-Nov-21 8.26
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 05-Nov-21 Equity China
Funds in Peer Group as of 05-Nov-21 1,029
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 05-Nov-21 253.95
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 05-Nov-21, based on holdings as of 30-Sep-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 01-Dec-21 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 01-Dec-21 0.47%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 01-Dec-21 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 01-Dec-21 1.19%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 01-Dec-21 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 01-Dec-21 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 01-Dec-21 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 01-Dec-21 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 01-Dec-21 0.00%
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 1.34% 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.

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

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom



Issuer Ticker Name Sector Asset Class Market Value Weight (%) Notional Value Nominal ISIN Price Location Exchange Market Currency
Detailed Holdings and Analytics contains detailed portfolio holdings information and select analytics.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 01-Dec-21

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations are subject to change.


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 CNYA USD 13-Apr-15 BQT3WF0 CNYA.LN CNYA.L INAVASHU 0J2NINAV.DE IE00BQT3WG13 - 32925366 - -
Euronext Amsterdam CNYA EUR 03-Sep-21 BP2P7B7 - CNYA.AS - - IE00BQT3WG13 A12DPT 27819610 - -
Deutsche Boerse Xetra 36BZ EUR 14-Apr-15 BWNH4F4 36BZ GY 36BZ.DE - - IE00BQT3WG13 A12DPT - - -
London Stock Exchange IASH GBP 13-Apr-15 BQT3WG1 IASH.LN IASH.L - - IE00BQT3WG13 - - - -
Bolsa Mexicana De Valores CNYA MXN 08-Dec-17 BYVJ1W2 CNYAN MM CNYAN.MX - - IE00BQT3WG13 - - - -
SIX Swiss Exchange CNYA USD 26-Jun-15 BY9CV90 CNYA SW CNYA.S - - IE00BQT3WG13 - 27819610 - -
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange iSFF401 ILS 03-Sep-19 BK8Y984 iSFF401 IT iSFF401.TA - - IE00BQT3WG13 - - - -