Fixed Income

UESD

iShares £ Ultrashort Bond ESG UCITS ETF

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.

Important Information: Important Information: The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. ETFs trade on exchanges like stocks and are bought and sold at market prices which may be different to the net asset values of the ETFs. Two main risks related to fixed income investing are interest rate risk and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in the market value of bonds. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the bond will not be able to repay the principal and make interest payments. The fund invests in fixed interest securities issued by companies. There is a risk of default where the issuing company may not pay income or repay capital to the Fund when due. The currency hedging is designed to reduce, but cannot eliminate the impact of currency movements between the Base Currency and the currencies in which some or all of the underlying investments are transacted. Depending on the exchange rates, this may have a positive or negative impact on the performance of the Fund.
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Performance

Performance

Returns not available as there is less than one year’s performance data.
Returns not available as there is less than one year’s performance data.
Returns not available as there is less than one year’s performance data.
Returns not available as there is less than one year’s performance data.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance and should not be the sole factor of consideration when selecting a product. 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 realise returns that are different to the NAV performance

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 GBP, hedged Share Class Benchmark performance is displayed in GBP.

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

Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Total Distribution
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Share Class as of 29/Sep/2020 GBP 25,102,686
Net Assets of Fund as of 29/Sep/2020 GBP 25,102,686
Fund Base Currency GBP
Share Class Currency GBP
Fund Launch Date 16/Mar/2020
Share Class Launch Date 16/Mar/2020
Asset Class Fixed Income
Product Structure Physical
Domicile Ireland
Benchmark Index iBoxx MSCI ESG GBP Liquid Investment Grade Ultrashort
Rebalance Frequency Monthly
ISIN IE00BJP26F04
Valor 51611444
Bloomberg Ticker UESD LN
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 Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Shares Outstanding as of 29/Sep/2020 5,000,000
Benchmark Level as of 30/Sep/2020 GBP 106.11
Benchmark Ticker IBXXGES1
Fiscal Year End 31 May

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 Quality Score - Peer Percentile The fund’s ESG Percentile compared to its Lipper peer group. as of 01/Sep/2020 99.11
Fund Lipper Global Classification The fund peer group as defined by the Lipper Global Classification. as of 01/Sep/2020 Bond Global GBP
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01/Sep/2020, based on holdings as of 30/Jun/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.

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 0.81%.

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

  • Belgium

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • United Kingdom

Holdings

Holdings

as of 29/Sep/2020
Ticker ISIN Name Name of the underlying security Sector Location Asset Class Nominal Market Value Weight (%) Price Exchange Maturity Coupon (%) Market Currency Duration Notional Value
as of 29/Sep/2020
Issuer Weight (%)
KFW 4.47
SANTANDER UK PLC 4.39
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK 4.25
INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT 4.21
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA 4.19
Issuer Weight (%)
LLOYDS BANK PLC 4.19
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK/THE 4.18
NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY 4.00
BARCLAYS BANK PLC 3.91
BARCLAYS BANK UK PLC 3.08
Issuer Ticker Name Name of the underlying security Asset Class Weight (%) Price Nominal Market Value Notional Value Sector ISIN Coupon (%) Maturity Exchange Location Market Currency Duration
Detailed Holdings and Analytics contains detailed portfolio holdings information and select analytics.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29/Sep/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29/Sep/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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 29/Sep/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29/Sep/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 29/Sep/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

Allocations are subject to change.

Listings

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 UESD GBP 18/Mar/2020 BJP26F0 UESD LN UESD.L - - IE00BJP26F04 A2PW6S 51611444 - -

Literature

Literature