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iShares Japan Equity Index Fund (LU)

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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 9 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Return (%) 23.94 -3.22 7.86 2.01 23.31 -14.16 18.82 13.85 0.65
Benchmark (%) 27.28 -3.87 9.20 2.29 24.25 -13.23 19.99 14.65 1.56
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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
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31-Mar-2020
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31-Mar-2021
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31-Mar-2022
Total Return (%)

as of 31-Mar-22

18.88 -8.96 -7.65 38.90 -7.36
Benchmark (%)

as of 31-Mar-22

20.04 -8.11 -6.78 39.81 -6.38
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-13.57 2.61 3.23 - 5.93
Benchmark (%) -13.96 2.97 3.87 - 6.74
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-14.25 -7.74 -9.39 -14.94 -13.57 8.04 17.23 - 73.08
Benchmark (%) -15.20 -9.05 -10.49 -15.75 -13.96 9.17 20.89 - 86.01

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets -
Net Assets of Fund as of 20-May-22 USD 99,510,608
Share Class launch date 23-Oct-12
Fund Launch Date 23-Oct-12
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
SFDR Classification Other
Benchmark Index MSCI Japan Index (custom)
Index Ticker -
Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.56%
Annual Management Fee 0.45%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment USD 5,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 1,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Luxembourg
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker -
ISIN LU0836512888
SEDOL B8ND788

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 29-Apr-22 260
P/E Ratio as of 29-Apr-22 15.15
P/B Ratio as of 29-Apr-22 1.42
3y Beta as of 30-Apr-22 0.974
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 30-Apr-22 14.86%

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 07-Apr-22 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 07-Apr-22 99.96
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 07-Apr-22 8.37
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 07-Apr-22 73.41
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 07-Apr-22 Equity Japan
Funds in Peer Group as of 07-Apr-22 865
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 07-Apr-22 75.14
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 07-Apr-22 94.76
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 07-Apr-22, 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 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 29-Apr-22 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 29-Apr-22 0.16%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 29-Apr-22 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 29-Apr-22 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 29-Apr-22 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 29-Apr-22 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 29-Apr-22 0.63%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 29-Apr-22 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 29-Apr-22 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 5.11% and for Oil Sands 0.37%.

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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Japan Equity Index Fund (LU), Class A2, as of 30-Apr-22 rated against 1004 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29-Apr-22
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 5.56
SONY GROUP CORP 3.32
KEYENCE CORP 2.43
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 2.12
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 1.96
Name Weight (%)
KDDI CORP 1.64
NINTENDO LTD 1.56
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 1.53
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.49
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 1.49
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-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

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN TIS
Class A2 USD None 171.27 0.47 0.28 20-May-22 221.68 165.92 LU0836512888 -
Class X2 USD None 179.45 0.49 0.27 20-May-22 231.51 173.83 LU0826446873 -
Class X2 EUR None 169.51 0.44 0.26 20-May-22 195.36 164.25 LU0938202743 -
Class N7 USD Semi-Annual 196.30 0.55 0.28 20-May-22 257.93 190.15 LU0960941911 -
Class F2 USD None 176.42 0.49 0.28 20-May-22 227.87 170.89 LU0836515634 -
Class D2 USD - 99.77 0.28 0.28 20-May-22 128.86 96.64 LU1811364568 -
Class N7 EUR Semi-Annual 185.70 0.48 0.26 20-May-22 217.97 179.94 LU0852473288 -
Class D2 EUR - 112.08 0.29 0.26 20-May-22 129.34 108.61 LU1811364642 -
Class N2 USD None 176.92 0.49 0.28 20-May-22 228.48 171.38 LU0836514231 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle

Literature

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