Equity

iShares Japan Equity Index Fund (LU)

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.

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

To the extent the Fund undertakes securities lending to reduce costs, the Fund will receive 62.5% of the associated revenue generated and the remaining 37.5% will be received by BlackRock as the securities lending agent. As securities lending revenue sharing does not increase the costs of running the Fund, this has been excluded from the ongoing charges.

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Performance

Performance

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Reinvestments

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

This chart shows the fund's performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 4 years.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Return (%) 21.4 4.4 9.2 -11.9
Benchmark (%) 22.3 4.9 9.8 -11.5

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

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

as of 30/Sep/2023

0.29 -1.11 22.68 -16.32 15.40
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2023

1.21 -0.56 23.21 -15.91 16.13
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
8.99 3.16 4.69 - 3.53
Benchmark (%) 9.46 3.69 5.29 - 4.16
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
11.89 4.97 0.92 3.61 8.99 9.77 25.73 - 21.25
Benchmark (%) 12.41 4.97 0.96 3.65 9.46 11.48 29.37 - 25.43

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 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

Net Assets of Fund as of 08/Dec/2023 USD 89,309,939
Share Class launch date 09/May/2018
Fund Launch Date 23/Oct/2012
Share Class Currency EUR
Fund Base Currency USD
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index Japan Net EUR (Custom 4pm LUX)
SFDR Classification Other
Initial Charge 5.00
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.31%
ISIN LU1811364642
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Performance Fee 0.00%
Minimum Initial Investment EUR 100,000.00
Minimum Subsequent Investment EUR 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 BGIJD2E
SEDOL BFNBHY7

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of 30/Nov/2023 226
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 30/Nov/2023 11.86%
3y Beta as of 30/Nov/2023 0.98
P/E Ratio as of 30/Nov/2023 15.45
P/B Ratio as of 30/Nov/2023 1.51

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

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. MSCI Ratings are currently unavailable for this fund.

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/Nov/2023 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30/Nov/2023 0.18%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30/Nov/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30/Nov/2023 0.15%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30/Nov/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30/Nov/2023 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30/Nov/2023 0.88%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 30/Nov/2023 100.00%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 30/Nov/2023 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 5.32% 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

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3 stars
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Japan Equity Index Fund (LU), Class D2, as of 30/Nov/2023 rated against 1057 Japan Large-Cap Equity Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of 31/Oct/2023
Name Weight (%)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 5.61
SONY GROUP CORP 3.19
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 2.93
KEYENCE CORP 2.29
TOKYO ELECTRON LTD 1.91
Name Weight (%)
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP IN 1.88
HITACHI LTD 1.82
SHIN ETSU CHEMICAL LTD 1.66
MITSUBISHI CORP 1.64
DAIICHI SANKYO LTD 1.46
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31/Oct/2023

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 31/Oct/2023

% 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

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change NAV As Of 52wk High 52wk Low ISIN
Class D2 EUR - 123.74 -1.28 -1.02 08/Dec/2023 125.93 107.20 LU1811364642
Class N7 USD Semi-Annual 214.30 -2.55 -1.18 08/Dec/2023 220.52 185.29 LU0960941911
Class N2 USD None 199.07 -2.36 -1.17 08/Dec/2023 202.95 168.86 LU0836514231
Class X2 EUR None 187.73 -1.93 -1.02 08/Dec/2023 190.96 162.28 LU0938202743
Class X2 USD None 202.40 -2.40 -1.17 08/Dec/2023 206.19 171.44 LU0826446873
Class F2 USD None 198.40 -2.36 -1.18 08/Dec/2023 202.31 168.34 LU0836515634
Class N7 EUR Semi-Annual 199.08 -2.05 -1.02 08/Dec/2023 204.47 175.68 LU0852473288
Class A2 USD None 191.73 -2.28 -1.18 08/Dec/2023 195.78 163.13 LU0836512888
Class D2 USD - 112.20 -1.34 -1.18 08/Dec/2023 114.41 95.20 LU1811364568

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Dharma Laloobhai
Dharma Laloobhai

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 EUR 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
7,390 EUR
-26.1%
4,290 EUR
-15.6%

Unfavourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
7,950 EUR
-20.5%
8,760 EUR
-2.6%

Moderate

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
9,990 EUR
-0.1%
11,680 EUR
3.1%

Favourable

What you might get back after costs
Average return each year
13,930 EUR
39.3%
14,760 EUR
8.1%

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



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