Equity

iShares World ex Switzerland Small Cap ESG Screened Equity Index Fund (CH)

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.

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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 7 years.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) 15.2 17.6 -12.1 24.3 6.0 19.7 -17.2
Benchmark (%) 14.5 17.3 -12.6 23.9 5.7 19.3 -17.5

Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation.

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30/Jun/2018
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30/Jun/2019
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30/Jun/2019
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30/Jun/2020
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30/Jun/2020
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30/Jun/2021
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30/Jun/2021
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30/Jun/2022
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30/Jun/2022
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30/Jun/2023
Total Return (%)

as of 30/Jun/2023

-3.94 -7.78 49.87 -18.92 6.29
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Jun/2023

-4.40 -8.09 49.43 -19.16 5.52
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.74 7.20 2.47 - 6.97
Benchmark (%) -2.51 6.72 2.03 - 6.50
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
4.26 -2.12 3.60 -4.32 -1.74 23.18 12.96 - 78.39
Benchmark (%) 3.67 -2.17 3.45 -4.76 -2.51 21.54 10.56 - 71.71

The figures shown relate to past performance. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Markets could develop very differently in the future. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past

Share Class and Benchmark performance displayed in CHF hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in CHF.

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 -
Net Assets of Fund as of 28/Sep/2023 CHF 953,464,922
Share Class launch date 29/Jan/2015
Fund Launch Date 29/Jan/2015
Share Class Currency CHF
Fund Base Currency CHF
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI World ex Switzerland Small Cap ESG Screened ex Select Index CHF Net (CHF)
Initial Charge 6.00
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.03%
ISIN CH0244037112
Annual Management Fee 0.00%
Performance Fee -
Minimum Initial Investment CHF 0.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment CHF 0.00
Use of Income Accumulating
Domicile Switzerland
Regulatory Structure Non-UCITS KIID
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG
Morningstar Category -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Bloomberg Ticker BSSXCX0
SEDOL BMQWKW5

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 31/Aug/2023 3,989
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 31/Aug/2023 17.91%
3y Beta as of 31/Aug/2023 1.00
P/E Ratio as of 31/Aug/2023 12.89
P/B Ratio as of 31/Aug/2023 1.65

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/2023 A
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 21/Sep/2023 98.82
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 21/Sep/2023 5.84
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 21/Sep/2023 14.62
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 21/Sep/2023 Equity Global Sm&Mid Cap
Funds in Peer Group as of 21/Sep/2023 253
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 21/Sep/2023 105.61
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity % Coverage as of 21/Sep/2023 98.87
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise (0-3.0+ °C) as of 21/Sep/2023 > 2.5° - 3.0° C
MSCI Implied Temperature Rise % Coverage as of 21/Sep/2023 97.54

What is the Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) metric? Learn what the metric means, how it is calculated, and about the assumptions and limitations for this forward-looking climate-related metric.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges in human history and will have profound implications for investors. To address climate change, many of the world's major countries have signed the Paris Agreement. The temperature goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and ideally 1.5 °C, which will help us avoid the most severe impacts of climate change.


What is the ITR metric?

The ITR metric is used to provide an indication of alignment to the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement for a company or a portfolio. Scientific consensus suggests that reducing emissions until they reach net zero around mid-century (2050-2070) is how this goal could be met. A net zero emissions economy is one that balances emissions and removals.


How is the ITR metric calculated?

The ITR metric is calculated by looking at the current emissions intensity of companies within the fund's portfolio as well as the potential for those companies to reduce its emissions over time. If emissions in the global economy followed the same trend as the emissions of companies within the fund's portfolio, global temperatures would ultimately rise within this band.


Note, only corporate issuers are covered within the calculation. A summary explanation of MSCI’s methodology and assumptions for its ITR metric can be found here.


Because the ITR metric is calculated in part by considering the potential for a company within the fund’s portfolio to reduce its emissions over time, it is forward-looking and prone to limitations. As a result, BlackRock publishes MSCI’s ITR metric for its funds in temperature range bands. The bands help to underscore the underlying uncertainty in the calculations and the variability of the metric.

Thermometer-style chart of yellow to red temperature bands showing an investment’s position relative to the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Metric data source MSCI

What are the key assumptions and limitations of the ITR metric?

This forward-looking metric is calculated based on a model, which is dependent upon multiple assumptions. Also, there are limitations with the data inputs to the model. Importantly, an ITR metric may vary meaningfully across data providers for a variety of reasons due to methodological choices (e.g., differences in time horizons, the scope(s) of emissions included and portfolio aggregation calculations).

There is not a universally accepted way to calculate an ITR. There is not a universally agreed upon set of inputs for the calculation. At present, availability of input data varies across asset classes and markets. To the extent that data becomes more readily available and more accurate over time, we expect that ITR metric methodologies will evolve and may result in different outputs. Where data is not available, and / or if data changes, the estimation methods vary, particularly those related to a company’s future emissions.


The ITR metric estimates a fund’s alignment with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. However, there is no guarantee that these estimates will be reached. The ITR metric is not a real time estimate and may change over time, therefore it is prone to variance and may not always reflect a current estimate.


The ITR metric is not an indication or estimate of a fund’s performance or risk. Investors should not rely on this metric when making an investment decision and instead should refer to a fund’s prospectus and governing documents. This estimate and the associated information is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any fund, nor is it intended to indicate any correlation between a fund’s ITR metric and its future investment performance.

All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 21/Sep/2023, based on holdings as of 31/Jul/2023. 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% (or 50% for bond funds and money market funds) 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.

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/Aug/2023 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 31/Aug/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 31/Aug/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 31/Aug/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 31/Aug/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 31/Aug/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 31/Aug/2023 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 31/Aug/2023 99.83%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 31/Aug/2023 0.17%
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 0.12% 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.

Risk Indicator

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Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31/Aug/2023
Name Weight (%)
FLEX LTD 0.20
VERTIV HOLDINGS CLASS A 0.19
REGAL REXNORD CORP 0.18
REXFORD INDUSTRIAL REALTY REIT INC 0.17
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC 0.17
Name Weight (%)
SAIA INC 0.17
EMCOR GROUP INC 0.17
FLOOR DECOR HOLDINGS INC CLASS A 0.16
PURE STORAGE INC CLASS A 0.16
PENUMBRA INC 0.15
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31/Aug/2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31/Aug/2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31/Aug/2016

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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
Class X0 N CHF - 1,751.72 5.15 0.29 28/Sep/2023 1,907.90 1,639.57 CH0244037112
Class X15 CHF - 1,365.82 -15.51 -1.12 22/Mar/2021 1,399.09 915.96 CH0244037203
Class X15 USD - 1,128.18 7.25 0.65 28/Sep/2023 1,250.64 994.45 CH0571663332
I0 CHF - 1,276.27 3.74 0.29 28/Sep/2023 1,401.73 1,205.31 CH0244037161

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dharma Laloobhai
Dharma Laloobhai
Group Index Equity PM Core DM EMEA
Group Index Equity PM Core DM EMEA

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

PRIIPs Performance Scenarios

The EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Products Regulation (PRIIPs) prescribes the calculation methodology, and publication of the outcomes, of four hypothetical performance scenarios regarding how the product may perform under certain conditions and for such to be published on a monthly basis. The figures shown include all the costs of the product itself, but may not include all the costs that you pay to your advisor or distributor. The figures do not take into account your personal tax situation, which may also affect how much you get back. What you will get from this product depends on future market performance. Market developments in the future are uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted. The unfavourable, moderate, and favourable scenarios shown are illustrations using the worst, average, and best performance of the product, which may include input from benchmark(s) / proxy, over the last ten years.
Recommended holding period : 5 years
Example Investment CHF 10,000
Scenario
If you exit after 1 year
If you exit after 5 years

Minimum

There is no minimum guaranteed return. You could lose some or all of your investment.

Stress

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
5,200 CHF
-48.0%
2,290 CHF
-25.5%

Unfavourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
7,540 CHF
-24.6%
8,500 CHF
-3.2%

Moderate

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
10,630 CHF
6.3%
14,740 CHF
8.1%

Favourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
17,760 CHF
77.6%
19,010 CHF
13.7%

The stress scenario shows what you might get back in extreme market circumstances.



Literature

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