Japanese equities for your core

Japanese equities
for your core

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.

Why iShares for Japanese equities?

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.
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.
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.

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Please refer to the ‘Risks’ section at the end of the page for full explanations of all the fund risks mentioned.
A true representation of the Japanese equity market and a key building block for clients wanting real breadth in their Japan exposure, the iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF is the only MSCI Japan IMI fund in the market as well as the largest and most liquid Japanese ETF, based on AUM and 12m ADV.
Risks: Concentration risk, counterparty risk, emerging markets risk, equity risk, liquidity risk, non-investment grade risk, smaller companies risk.
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  • Exposure to the stock market of the third largest global economy
  • Entire market exposure means not missing out on potential growth surprises from often overlooked smaller companies
  • Use at the core of a portfolio to seek long-term growth
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A building block exposure for clients looking for Japanese equity exposure without small-caps. The iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF is available in a variety of currency hedged options for those who want access to Japan without exposure to the Yen.
Risks: Concentration risk, equity risk, Japan risk.
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  • Exposure to the stock market of the third largest global economy
  • Comprehensive access to over 300 large and mid cap stocks across all sectors
  • Use at the core of a portfolio to seek long-term growth
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Want this in an index mutual fund?
The iShares MSCI Japan ESG Screened UCITS ETF seeks to track the performance of an index composed of Japanese companies screened for exposure to thermal coal, controversial weapons, tobacco, and other controversial industries.
Risks: Concentration risk, counterparty risk, equity risk, environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.
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  • Diversified exposure to Japanese companies
  • Screens out exposure to thermal coal, weapons, tobacco, and other controversial industries
  • Invest with purpose. Take a sustainable approach to pursuing growth
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Risks

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.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk: The benchmark index's ESG rating assessment of an issuer's performance is intended to be relative to the standards of the issuer's industry peers. No exclusion (apart from controversial weapons) is made on the basis of how ethical a particular industry/sector is perceived to be. Investors should therefore make a personal ethical assessment of the Index prior to investing in 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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