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iShares MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan UCITS ETF


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.

Important Information: 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. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates.

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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  • Returns

Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 30-Sep-19

-13.74 17.39 22.83 0.87 -4.92
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan Index(SM)

as of 30-Sep-19

-13.14 18.11 23.72 1.52 -4.32
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. 2.27 -10.11 5.50 41.19 -15.68
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan Index(SM) 3.16 -9.51 6.21 42.16 -15.14

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


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Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 22-Oct-19 USD 2,063,506,388
Fund Base Currency USD
Share Class launch date 28-Oct-05
Asset Class Equity
Product Structure Physical
Domicile Ireland
Benchmark Index MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan Index(SM)
ISA Eligibility Yes
SIPP Available Yes
UK Distributor/Reporting Status Yes/Yes
Rebalance Frequency Quarterly
ISIN IE00B0M63730
Bloomberg Ticker IFFF LN
Issuing Company iShares 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 Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Shares Outstanding as of 22-Oct-19 39,400,000
Benchmark Level as of 22-Oct-19 USD 462.23
Benchmark Ticker NDEUCFEX
Fiscal Year End 28-Feb-18

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate material sustainability considerations into their investment process. Within this, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics can provide insight into a company’s management effectiveness and long-term financial prospects. Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities to which a fund may be exposed through the investments it holds.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Registered Locations

Registered Locations

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Liechtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom



as of 22-Oct-19
Ticker ISIN Name Name of the underlying security Sector Location Asset Class Nominal Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Market Currency Notional Value
Issuer Ticker Name Name of the underlying security Asset Class Weight (%) Price Nominal Market Value Notional Value Sector ISIN Exchange Location Market Currency

Securities lending is an established and well regulated activity in the investment management industry. It involves the transfer of securities (such as shares or bonds) from a Lender (in this case, the iShares fund) to a third-party (the Borrower). The Borrower will give the Lender collateral (the Borrower’s pledge) in the form of shares, bonds or cash, and will also pay the Lender a fee. This fee provides additional income for the fund and thus can help to reduce the total cost of ownership of an ETF.


At BlackRock, securities lending is a core investment management function with dedicated trading, research and technology capabilities. The lending programme is designed to deliver superior absolute returns to clients, whilst maintaining a low risk profile. Funds participating in securities lending retain 62.5% of the income, while BlackRock receives 37.5% of the income and covers all the operational costs resulting from securities lending transactions.


Collateral Holdings shown on this page are provided on days where the fund participating in securities lending had an open loan.

12 Month Lending Summary as of 30-Jun-19

  • Securities Lending Return: 0.08
  • Average on-loan (% of AUM): 21.27
  • Maximum on-loan (% of AUM): 24.00
  • Collateralisation (% of Loan): 111.11
as of 21-Oct-19
Name Ticker ISIN SEDOL Exchange Location Asset Class Weight (%) Notional value

Loan/Collateral Combinations and Collateral Levels**

Collateral Types
Loan TypeEquitiesGovernment, Supranational and Agency BondsCash (Not for Reinvestment)
Equities 105%-112% 105%-106% 105%-108%
Government Bonds 110%-112% 102.5%-106% 102.5%-105%
Corporate Bonds 110%-112% 104%-106% 103.5%-105%
The information in the Collateral Holdings table relates to securities obtained in the collateral basket under the securities lending programme for the fund in question. The information contained in this material is derived from proprietary and non-proprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, is not necessarily all inclusive and is not guaranteed as to accuracy. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. The primary risk in securities lending is that a borrower will default on their commitment to return lent securities while the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities and the fund suffers a loss in respect of the short-fall.
~The information in the Lending Summary table will not be displayed for the funds that have participated in securities lending for less than 12 months.

*Annualised Securities Lending Return is calculated using unaudited 12 month net securities lending revenues to the fund divided by the average NAV of the fund over the same period. 62.5% of all securities lending income is paid directly into the fund, with BlackRock receiving 37.5% compensation which covers all operational costs. BlackRock’s policy is to disclose performance information quarterly subject to a one-month delay. This means that returns from 0/01/2015 to 31/12/2015 can be publicly disclosed from 01/02/2016.

+Maximum on-loan figure may increase or decrease over time.
**Collateral parameters depend on the collateral and the loan combination, and the over collateralisation level may range from 102.5% to 112%. In this context, “Over Collateralisation” means that the aggregate market value of collateral taken will exceed the overall on-loan value. Collateral parameters are reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to change.
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Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 22-Oct-19

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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.
as of 22-Oct-19

% 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 IFFF GBP 28-Oct-05 B0M6373 IFFF LN IFFF.L INAVPACP IPACGBP=INAV IE00B0M63730 - 2308878 23303485 -
Euronext Amsterdam IFFF EUR 22-Nov-05 B0R46S4 IFFF NA IFFF.AS INAVPACE IPACEUR=INAV IE00B0M63730 - - - -
Deutsche Boerse Xetra IQQF EUR 28-Oct-05 B297PM2 IQQF GY IQQF.DE INAVPACE IPACEUR=INAV IE00B0M63730 A0HGV9 - - -
London Stock Exchange IDFF USD 28-Oct-05 B1CDJX9 IDFF LN IDFF.L INAVPACU IPACUSD=INAV IE00B0M63730 - - - -
Borsa Italiana IFFF EUR 28-Oct-05 B10S2G0 IFFF IM IFFF.MI INAVPACE IPACEUR=INAV IE00B0M63730 - - - -
SIX Swiss Exchange IFFF USD 28-Oct-05 B11XDS3 IFFF SW IFFF.S INAVPACU IPACUSD=INAV IE00B0M63730 - 2308878 - -