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Fixed Income

iShares US Corporate Bond 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. The fund invests in fixed interest securities such as corporate or government bonds which pay a fixed or variable rate of interest (also known as the ‘coupon’) and behave similarly to a loan. These securities are therefore exposed to changes in interest rates which will affect the value of any securities held. The fund invests in fixed interest securities issued by companies which, compared to bonds issued or guaranteed by governments, are exposed to greater risk of default in the repayment of the capital provided to the company or interest payments due to the fund. 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 invests in a limited number of market sectors. Compared to investments which spread investment risk through investing in a variety of sectors, share price movements may have a greater effect on the overall value of this fund.

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

  • Returns

  From
30/Jun/2014
To
30/Jun/2015
From
30/Jun/2015
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30/Jun/2016
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30/Jun/2016
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30/Jun/2017
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30/Jun/2017
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30/Jun/2018
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30/Jun/2018
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30/Jun/2019
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.

as of 30/Jun/2019

1.12 6.85 1.64 -0.75 10.02
Benchmark (%) Index: FTSE Euro Dollar Bond Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

as of 30/Jun/2019

1.17 6.93 1.81 -0.72 9.94

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 fund 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

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Reinvestments

This product does not have any distributions data as of now.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets as of 16/Sep/2019 USD 149,563,896
Net Assets of Fund as of 16/Sep/2019 USD 1,314,278,009
Fund Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 01/Sep/2000
Share Class launch date 27/Nov/2007
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category USD Corporate Bond
Benchmark Index FTSE Euro Dollar Bond Index
Valor -
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
ISIN IE00B1W4R501
Bloomberg Ticker BARUSCI
Initial Charge 0.00
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B1W4R50
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker SBEID
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment USD 500,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment USD 50,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares US Corporate Bond Index Fund (IE), Inst, as of 31/Aug/2019 rated against 207 USD Corporate Bond Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30/Aug/2019
Name Weight (%)
GE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL FUNDING C 4.418 11/15/2035 0.18
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 1.625 12/15/2020 0.17
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES LLC 4.9 02/01/2046 0.17
CVS HEALTH CORP 4.3 03/25/2028 0.15
CVS HEALTH CORP 5.05 03/25/2048 0.15
Name Weight (%)
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES LLC 4.7 02/01/2036 0.14
INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCT MTN 1.375 09/20/2021 0.14
QATAR (STATE OF) 144A 5.103 04/23/2048 0.13
SAUDI ARABIA (KINGDOM OF) MTN 144A 4.5 10/26/2046 0.13
QATAR (STATE OF) 144A 4.817 03/14/2049 0.13
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30/Aug/2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30/Aug/2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30/Aug/2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30/Aug/2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Allocations subject to change.
as of 30/Aug/2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30/Aug/2019

% 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 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Inst USD None 17.51 0.06 0.36 17.87 15.56 17.48 IE00B1W4R501 17.54 -
Class D Acc EUR None 10.14 0.02 0.24 10.36 9.29 10.12 IE00BDZRPS94 10.16 -
Class D USD None 11.27 0.04 0.36 11.50 10.01 11.25 IE00BD0NC706 11.29 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Darren Wills
Darren Wills

Literature

Literature