Equity

iShares Japan 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 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

- - 12.05 1.36 -0.69
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

- - 12.17 1.54 -0.60
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-0.69 4.09 - - 2.84
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

-0.60 4.22 - - 2.96
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-5.05 2.94 2.34 -0.69 12.78 - - 9.74
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

-4.92 2.99 2.43 -0.60 13.20 - - 10.16
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Return (%) - - - -8.55 21.69
Benchmark (%) - - - -8.49 21.81

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 EUR, 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 27/Oct/2020 USD 1,756.35
Fund Launch Date 01/Dec/2005
Share Class launch date 06/Jun/2017
12m Trailing Yield -
Number of Holdings as of 30/Sep/2020 320
Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Japan Large-Cap Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI Developed - Japan Net EUR Index
Valor -
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.16%
ISIN IE00BDRK7T12
Bloomberg Ticker BGIJDEA
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Initial Charge 0.00
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BDRK7T1
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 1,000,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 10,000.00
Use of Income Accumulating

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, material 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 Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 01/Oct/2020 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 01/Oct/2020 6.48
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 01/Oct/2020 74.07
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 01/Oct/2020 99.90
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 01/Oct/2020 Equity Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 01/Oct/2020 86.71
Funds in Peer Group as of 01/Oct/2020 833
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01/Oct/2020, based on holdings as of 30/Apr/2020. As such, the funds sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s underlying holdings (excluding cash positions) must be covered by MSCI ESG Research, 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.


Transparency on Business Involvement metrics is not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in Fund documentation and included within a Fund’s investment objective, ESG integration does not change a Fund’s investment objective or constrain the Investment Manager’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/Sep/2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30/Sep/2020 0.11%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30/Sep/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30/Sep/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30/Sep/2020 0.04%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30/Sep/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30/Sep/2020 0.61%
MSCI Business Involvement % Coverage as of 30/Sep/2020 98.92%
Business Involvement exposures shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for issuers within the fund that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal mining or oil sands extraction, as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to issuers within the fund that generate any revenue from thermal coal mining or oil sands extraction (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 4.10% and for Oil Sands 0.15%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated using MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this research 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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Japan Index Fund (IE), Class D, as of 30/Sep/2020 rated against 927 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30/Sep/2020
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 3.94
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP 2.72
SONY CORP 2.72
KEYENCE CORP 2.39
NINTENDO LTD 1.79
Name Weight (%)
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL LTD 1.58
DAIICHI SANKYO LTD 1.47
RECRUIT HOLDINGS LTD 1.42
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.36
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.30
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
Class D EUR None 10.96 0.02 0.16 11.86 8.72 10.96 IE00BDRK7T12 10.96 -
Inst USD None 17.95 0.05 0.30 18.16 13.17 17.95 IE00B1W56M32 17.96 -
Inst USD Daily 16.50 0.05 0.30 16.96 12.35 16.50 IE00B1W56N49 16.51 -
Inst EUR None 19.64 0.03 0.16 21.25 15.64 19.64 IE00B6RVWW34 19.65 -
Class D USD None 12.02 0.04 0.30 12.16 8.82 12.02 IE00BD0NCS18 12.03 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

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

Literature

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