Equity

iShares Pacific ex Japan Equity Index Fund (UK)

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.

The value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount is not guaranteed. Overseas investments will be affected by movements in currency exchange rates. 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.

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

40.90 13.83 7.63 3.58 0.84
Benchmark (%)

as of 30/Sep/2020

41.19 14.40 7.87 3.86 1.23
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.92 2.14 11.00 6.28 7.03
Benchmark (%)

as of 31/Oct/2020

1.93 2.32 11.28 6.65 7.41
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.21 -0.42 1.89 1.92 6.56 68.51 83.89 99.46
Benchmark (%)

as of 31/Oct/2020

-1.33 -0.81 1.63 1.93 7.12 70.67 90.30 106.77

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. 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



As of 31 December 2014, the Benchmark Index converted from a close of business valuation to a midday valuation. Historic performance of the Benchmark has been simulated by the Benchmark provider and such data is used for the purposes of demonstrating historic performance in the "Past Performance" table from 31 July 2009 or from the launch of the share class if later.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of 01/Dec/2020 GBP 1,478.104
Price Yield as of 01/Dec/2020 2.30
Number of Holdings 618
Base Currency British Pound
Fund Launch Date 18/Aug/2005
Inception Date 01/Sep/2010
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index FTSE World Asia Pacific ex Japan Index
Investment Association Category Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Domicile United Kingdom
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd
Ongoing Charges Figures 0.55%
ISIN GB00B67DVN31
Bloomberg Ticker BPXJPAA
Annual Management Fee 0.45%
Initial Charge 5.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL B67DVN3
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker 1
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 500
Minimum Subsequent Investment GBP 100
Use of Income Accumulating

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of 31/Oct/2020 14.74
3y Beta as of 31/Oct/2020 0.999
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of 31/Oct/2020 14.37
5y Beta as of 31/Oct/2020 0.997

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, 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 ESG Fund Ratings 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 Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of 01/Nov/2020 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of 01/Nov/2020 6.09
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of 01/Nov/2020 78.70
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of 01/Nov/2020 99.28
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of 01/Nov/2020 Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of 01/Nov/2020 263.63
Funds in Peer Group as of 01/Nov/2020 676
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of 01/Nov/2020, based on holdings as of 30/Apr/2020. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered 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. 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.


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/Oct/2020 0.09%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of 30/Oct/2020 2.08%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of 30/Oct/2020 0.71%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of 30/Oct/2020 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of 30/Oct/2020 0.25%

Business Involvement Coverage as of 30/Oct/2020 97.30%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of 30/Oct/2020 2.70%
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 3.71% 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.

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

3
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Pacific ex Japan Equity Index Fund (UK), Class A, as of 30/Nov/2020 rated against 424 Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity Funds.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 06/May/2020)

Holdings

Holdings

as of 30/Oct/2020
Name Weight (%)
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 9.78
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LTD 6.56
AIA GROUP LTD 3.12
CSL LTD 2.55
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 2.39
Name Weight (%)
BHP GROUP LTD 1.95
HONG KONG EXCHANGES AND CLEARING L 1.68
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION CORP 1.26
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD 1.20
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING 1.04
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30/Oct/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30/Oct/2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of 30/Oct/2020

% 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

Investor Class Distribution Frequency Bid Price ISIN TIS
Class A None 3.77 GB00B67DVN31 -
Class X Daily 1.64 GB00B4MXTW91 -
Class L None 3.90 GB00B08HD695 -
Class D None 3.86 GB00B849FB47 -
Class H None 1.89 GB00BJL5C004 -
Class X None 2.11 GB00B5367X11 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle

Literature

Literature