Fixed Income

iShares ESG Sterling Corporate Bond Index Fund (UK)

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.

Credit risk, changes to interest rates and/or issuer defaults will have a significant impact on the performance of fixed income securities. Potential or actual credit rating downgrades may increase the level of risk. 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. Such ESG screening may adversely affect the value of the Fund’s investments compared to a fund without such screening.
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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 0 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

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Total Return (%)
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2018
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2019
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30-Sep-2020
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30-Sep-2020
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Total Return (%)

as of 30-Sep-22

- - - - -20.84
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-17.64 - - - -16.88
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-17.62 4.11 -8.78 -10.53 -17.64 - - - -19.15

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 GBP, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in GBP.

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 of Fund as of 28-Nov-22 GBP 1,563,136,765
Share Class launch date 06-Sep-21
Fund Launch Date 06-Sep-21
Share Class Currency GBP
Fund Base Currency GBP
Asset Class Fixed Income
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.12%
Annual Management Fee 0.10%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 100,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 100.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
Morningstar Category -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
ISIN GB00BN08Z100
SEDOL BN08Z10

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31-Oct-22 969
Standard Deviation (3y) as of - -
3y Beta as of - -
Yield to Maturity as of 31-Oct-22 5.39
Modified Duration as of 31-Oct-22 5.54
Weighted Average YTM as of 31-Oct-22 5.44%
Effective Duration as of 31-Oct-22 5.64
Weighted Avg Maturity as of 31-Oct-22 7.77
WAL to Worst as of 31-Oct-22 7.77

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics provide investors with specific non-traditional metrics. Alongside other metrics and information, these enable investors to evaluate funds on certain environmental, social and governance characteristics. Sustainability Characteristics do not provide an indication of current or future performance nor do they represent the potential risk and reward profile of a fund. They are provided for transparency and for information purposes only. Sustainability Characteristics should not be considered solely or in isolation, but instead are one type of information that investors may wish to consider when assessing a fund.


The metrics are not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. Unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, the metrics 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 methodologies behind Sustainability Characteristics using the links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 21-Sep-22 AAA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21-Sep-22 98.39
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21-Sep-22 9.69
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21-Sep-22 94.22
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21-Sep-22 Bond GBP Corporates
Funds in Peer Group as of 21-Sep-22 415
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21-Sep-22 68.78
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21-Sep-22 95.27
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 21-Sep-22, based on holdings as of 30-Apr-22. 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 with ESG coverage 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 31-Oct-22 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31-Oct-22 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31-Oct-22 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31-Oct-22 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31-Oct-22 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31-Oct-22 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31-Oct-22 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31-Oct-22 95.02%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31-Oct-22 4.98%
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.


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.

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31-Oct-22
Name Weight (%)
KFW MTN RegS 1.375 12/09/2024 0.79
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 6 12/07/2028 0.69
KFW MTN RegS 0.875 07/18/2024 0.69
KFW BANKENGRUPPE MTN 6 12/07/2028 0.60
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 5.625 06/07/2032 0.56
Name Weight (%)
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK MTN RegS 1.375 03/07/2025 0.56
KFW MTN RegS 1.25 12/29/2023 0.53
KFW MTN RegS 0.875 09/15/2026 0.44
INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK MTN 1.375 12/15/2024 0.42
KFW BANKENGRUPPE MTN 5.75 06/07/2032 0.41
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Oct-22

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Oct-22

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31-Oct-22

% 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 Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Class H GBP - 0.83 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.75 GB00BN08Z100 -
Class D GBP - 0.81 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.73 GB00BN08Z092 -
Class D GBP - 0.83 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.75 GB00BN08YZ75 -
Class L GBP - 0.81 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.73 GB00BN08Z431 -
Class H GBP - 0.81 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.73 GB00BN08Z217 -
Class L GBP - 0.83 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.75 GB00BN08Z324 -
Class X GBP - 0.83 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.75 GB00BN08Z548 -
Class X GBP - 0.81 0.00 -0.20 28-Nov-22 1.00 0.73 GB00BN08Z654 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Duncan Fergusson
Duncan Fergusson
Alessandro Ferrante
Alessandro Ferrante

Literature

Literature