Equity

iShares Pacific Index Fund (IE)

Overview

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.

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. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in developing Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. The fund investments may be subject to liquidity constraints, which means that shares may trade less frequently and in small volumes, for instance smaller companies. As a result, changes in the value of investments may be more unpredictable. In certain cases, it may not be possible to sell the security at the last market price quoted or at a value considered to be fairest. 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 Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent.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. The Fund uses derivatives as part of its investment strategy. Compared to a fund which only invests in traditional instruments such as stocks and bonds, derivatives are potentially subject to a higher level of 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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Performance

Performance

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Total Return (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

19.93 14.40 4.15 2.91 -6.26
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

20.05 14.44 4.27 3.01 -6.13
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-9.47 -0.48 5.05 3.28 7.20
Benchmark (%)

as of 31/Oct/2020

-9.39 -0.38 5.15 3.41 7.38
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-11.81 -0.52 -1.13 -9.47 -1.43 27.95 38.06 121.81
Benchmark (%)

as of 31/Oct/2020

-11.76 -0.57 -1.13 -9.39 -1.13 28.56 39.85 126.20
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Return (%) -8.66 7.71 25.86 -10.44 18.27
Benchmark (%) -8.47 7.85 25.88 -10.30 18.36
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) -9.02 7.18 25.36 -11.38 18.16

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. 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

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 30/Nov/2020 USD 857.21
Fund Launch Date 01/Dec/2005
Share Class launch date 13/May/2009
12m Trailing Yield as of 30/Nov/2020 2.99
Number of Holdings as of 30/Oct/2020 133
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Pacific ex-Japan Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Developed Pacific Ex Japan in USD Net TR Index
Valor -
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.20%
ISIN IE00B1W56T01
Bloomberg Ticker BGIPACD
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Initial Charge 0.00
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1W56T0
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker NDDUPXJ
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 1,000,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 10,000.00
Use of Income Distributing

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 01/Nov/2020 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 01/Nov/2020 6.56
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 01/Nov/2020 91.57
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 01/Nov/2020 99.71
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 01/Nov/2020 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 01/Nov/2020 252.15
Funds in Peer Group as of 01/Nov/2020 676
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01/Nov/2020, based on holdings as of 31/May/2020. 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 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30/Oct/2020 4.89%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30/Oct/2020 1.66%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 30/Oct/2020 97.29%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 30/Oct/2020 2.71%
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 7.09% 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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Pacific Index Fund (IE), Inst, as of 31/Oct/2020 rated against 108 Pacific ex-Japan Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30/Oct/2020
Name Weight (%)
AIA GROUP LTD 7.46
CSL LTD 6.00
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 5.62
BHP GROUP LTD 4.57
HONG KONG EXCHANGES AND CLEARING L 3.76
Name Weight (%)
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION CORP 2.97
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD 2.73
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING 2.45
WESFARMERS LTD 2.40
WOOLWORTHS GROUP LTD 2.22
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Inst USD Annual 16.74 -0.31 -1.84 17.82 10.80 16.72 IE00B1W56T01 16.75 -
Class Institutional GBP - 10.56 -0.20 -1.88 11.09 7.62 10.55 IE00BJ1K4320 10.56 -
Class D EUR None 11.38 -0.23 -1.95 12.58 7.86 11.37 IE00BDRK7R97 11.39 -
Class D USD None 12.05 -0.23 -1.84 12.35 7.49 12.04 IE00BD0NCP86 12.06 -
Inst USD None 18.91 -0.36 -1.85 19.39 11.75 18.90 IE00B1W56S93 18.92 -
Inst EUR None 17.21 -0.34 -1.95 19.03 11.89 17.20 IE00B56H2V49 17.23 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group

Literature

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