iShares Automation & Robotics UCITS ETF


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.

Important Information: The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. 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. The Fund typically invests in smaller company shares which can be more unpredictable and less liquid than those of larger company shares. Compared to more established economies, the value of investments in Emerging Markets may be subject to greater volatility due to differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates.

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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Total Return (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

- 35.95 9.13 0.31 26.58
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

- 35.75 9.62 0.47 26.92
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
26.58 11.49 - - 17.38
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

26.92 11.81 - - 17.58
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
12.14 -1.11 10.61 45.90 26.58 38.57 - - 91.69
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

12.38 -1.11 10.67 46.13 26.92 39.77 - - 93.06
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Return (%) - - 46.78 -18.27 37.77
Benchmark (%) - - 46.95 -18.02 38.17

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 Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in USD.

Performance is shown on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, with gross income reinvested where applicable. Performance data is based on the net asset value (NAV) of the ETF which may not be the same as the market price of the ETF. Individual shareholders may realize returns that are different to the NAV performance.

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 Share Class as of 23/Oct/2020 USD 3,021,174,335
Net Assets of Fund as of 23/Oct/2020 USD 3,078,959,655
Fund Base Currency USD
Share Class Currency USD
Fund Launch Date 08/Sep/2016
Share Class Launch Date 08/Sep/2016
Asset Class Equity
Total Expense Ratio 0.40%
Product Structure Physical
Methodology Optimised
Domicile Ireland
UCITS Compliant Yes
Benchmark Index STOXX Global Automation & Robotics Index
Distribution Frequency None
Securities Lending Return as of 30/Jun/2020 0.04 %
Rebalance Frequency Annual
Valor 33305410
Bloomberg Ticker RBOT SW
Issuing Company iShares IV plc
Fund Manager BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Administrator State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited
Custodian State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Shares Outstanding as of 23/Oct/2020 295,951,699
Number of Holdings as of 22/Oct/2020 128
Benchmark Level as of 23/Oct/2020 USD 2,811.08
Benchmark Ticker IXAROBU
Distribution Yield as of - -
Fiscal Year End 31 May
P/E Ratio as of 22/Oct/2020 34.74
P/B Ratio as of 22/Oct/2020 4.50
3y Beta as of 30/Sep/2020 1.00
Standard Deviation (3y) as of 30/Sep/2020 24.16%

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. Learn more.

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 BBB
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 01/Oct/2020 5.25
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 01/Oct/2020 28.21
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 01/Oct/2020 97.89
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 01/Oct/2020 Equity Sector Information Tech
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 01/Oct/2020 27.60
Funds in Peer Group as of 01/Oct/2020 429
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01/Oct/2020, based on holdings as of 31/Jul/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 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 22/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI Business Involvement % Coverage as of 22/Oct/2020 99.78%
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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 0.00%.

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.

Registered Locations

Registered Locations

  • Austria

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Liechtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom



as of 22/Oct/2020
Ticker ISIN Name Sector Location Asset Class Nominal Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Market Currency Notional Value
Issuer Ticker Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Nominal Market Value Notional Value Sector ISIN Exchange Location Market Currency

Securities lending is an established and well regulated activity in the investment management industry. It involves the transfer of securities (such as shares or bonds) from a Lender (in this case, the iShares fund) to a third-party (the Borrower). The Borrower will give the Lender collateral (the Borrower’s pledge) in the form of shares, bonds or cash, and will also pay the Lender a fee. This fee provides additional income for the fund and thus can help to reduce the total cost of ownership of an ETF.


At BlackRock, securities lending is a core investment management function with dedicated trading, research and technology capabilities. The lending programme is designed to deliver superior absolute returns to clients, whilst maintaining a low risk profile. Funds participating in securities lending retain 62.5% of the income, while BlackRock receives 37.5% of the income and covers all the operational costs resulting from securities lending transactions.


Collateral Holdings shown on this page are provided on days where the fund participating in securities lending had an open loan.

12 Month Lending Summary as of 30/Jun/2020
  • Securities Lending Return: 0.04
  • Average on-loan (% of AUM): 15.84
  • Maximum on-loan (% of AUM): 17.00
  • Collateralisation (% of Loan): 110.27
as of 22/Oct/2020
Name Ticker ISIN SEDOL Exchange Location Asset Class Weight (%) Notional value

Loan/Collateral Combinations and Collateral Levels**

Collateral Types
Loan TypeEquitiesGovernment, Supranational and Agency BondsCash (Not for Reinvestment)
Equities 105%-112% 105%-106% 105%-108%
Government Bonds 110%-112% 102.5%-106% 102.5%-105%
Corporate Bonds 110%-112% 104%-106% 103.5%-105%
The information in the Collateral Holdings table relates to securities obtained in the collateral basket under the securities lending programme for the fund in question. The information contained in this material is derived from proprietary and non-proprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, is not necessarily all inclusive and is not guaranteed as to accuracy. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. The primary risk in securities lending is that a borrower will default on their commitment to return lent securities while the value of the liquidated collateral does not exceed the cost of repurchasing the securities and the fund suffers a loss in respect of the short-fall.
~The information in the Lending Summary table will not be displayed for the funds that have participated in securities lending for less than 12 months.

*Annualised Securities Lending Return is calculated using unaudited 12 month net securities lending revenues to the fund divided by the average NAV of the fund over the same period. 62.5% of all securities lending income is paid directly into the fund, with BlackRock receiving 37.5% compensation which covers all operational costs. BlackRock’s policy is to disclose performance information quarterly subject to a one-month delay. This means that returns from 0/01/2015 to 31/12/2015 can be publicly disclosed from 01/02/2016.

+Maximum on-loan figure may increase or decrease over time.
**Collateral parameters depend on the collateral and the loan combination, and the over collateralisation level may range from 102.5% to 112%. In this context, “Over Collateralisation” means that the aggregate market value of collateral taken will exceed the overall on-loan value. Collateral parameters are reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to change.
Detailed Holdings and Analytics contains detailed portfolio holdings information and select analytics.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 22/Oct/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of 22/Oct/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the location where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 22/Oct/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund
Allocations are subject to change.


Exchange Ticker Currency Listing Date SEDOL Bloomberg Ticker RIC Bloomberg INAV Reuters INAV ISIN WKN Valor Common Code (EOC) ISIN of INAV
London Stock Exchange RBOT USD 12/Sep/2016 BYZK455 RBOT LN RBOT.L - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
Xetra 2B76 EUR 13/Sep/2016 BD41ZL5 2B76 GY 2B76.DE - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
London Stock Exchange RBTX GBP 12/Sep/2016 BYYLQL9 RBTX LN RBTX.L - - IE00BYZK4552 A2ANH0 33305410 - -
Bolsa Mexicana De Valores RBOT MXN 30/Nov/2017 - RBOTN MM - - - IE00BYZK4552 - - - -
Borsa Italiana RBOT EUR 03/Nov/2016 BYX8WZ7 RBOT IM RBOT.MI - - IE00BYZK4552 - - - -
SIX Swiss Exchange RBOT USD 14/Sep/2016 BD41ZQ0 RBOT SW RBOT.S - - IE00BYZK4552 - 33305410 - -
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange iSFF404 ILS 09/Sep/2019 BK8Y9C8 iSFF404 IT iSFF404.TA - - IE00BYZK4552 - - - -