iShares offers the only ETF tracking the MSCI Japan IMI index, the broadest and most diversified Japan fund available, based on number of securities. Source: Morningstar.

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. Unless otherwise stated, all information on this page is correct as at
30 June 2018.


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Largest Japanese equity ETF

The iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF is the largest Japanese equity ETF in the UCITS universe based on assets under management (AUM).
Source: Morningstar.

Emerging Markets ETF with the cheapest fees

Most liquid Japanese equity ETF

The iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF has the highest trading liquidity in the Japanese ETF UCITS universe, based on 12m average daily trading volume (ADV).
Source: Bloomberg.

Emerging markets ETF with the broadest diversification

The broadest Japanese equity market ETF

The iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF holds more securities over a broader market cap spectrum than any Japanese ETF in the UCITS universe.
Source: Morningstar.


Please refer to the ‘Risks’ section at the end of the page for full explanations of all the fund risks mentioned.

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Concentration Risk: Investment risk is concentrated in specific sectors, countries, currencies or companies. This means the fund is more sensitive to any localised economic, market, political or regulatory events.

Counterparty Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as safekeeping of assets or acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, may expose the Share Class to financial loss.

Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets are generally more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater 'Liquidity Risk', restrictions on investment or transfer of assets and failed/delayed delivery of securities or payments to the fund.

Equity Risk: The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by daily stock market movements. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.

Japan Risk: The Japan economy is sensitive to environmental events and the country may be subject to political and economic risks. The funds investing in this country may be exposed to these risks and to potential loss.

Liquidity Risk: Lower liquidity means there are insufficient buyers or sellers to allow the fund to sell or buy investments readily.

Non-Investment Grade Risk: Non-investment grade fixed income securities are more sensitive to changes in interest rates and present greater ‘Credit Risk’ than higher rated fixed income securities.

Smaller Companies Risk: Shares in smaller companies typically trade in less volume and experience greater price variations than larger companies.

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