Fixed Income

SUSC

iShares ESG Aware USD Corporate Bond ETF

Overview

SUSTAINABLE SCREENS

As part of its investment objective this fund seeks to track an index that applies the following business involvement screens: civilian firearms, controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal and oil sands. The business involvement screens are based on revenue or percentage of revenue thresholds for certain categories and categorical exclusions for others. Please read the definition for each screen here.

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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000

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Distributions

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Premium/Discount

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.51 7.36 - - 5.15
Market Price (%) 1.10 7.11 - - 5.09
Benchmark (%) 1.82 7.71 - - 5.47
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%) 0.71 6.21 - - 3.99
After Tax Post-Liq. (%) 0.89 5.17 - - 3.45
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-1.37 -1.10 -0.09 3.44 1.51 23.75 - - 23.62
Market Price (%) -1.69 -1.31 -0.31 3.06 1.10 22.88 - - 23.35
Benchmark (%) -1.15 -1.07 -0.01 3.58 1.82 24.98 - - 25.21
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%) -1.89 -1.16 -0.29 3.02 0.71 19.81 - - 17.96
After Tax Post-Liq. (%) -0.81 -0.65 -0.05 2.03 0.89 16.33 - - 15.38
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Return (%) - - -2.79 14.58 9.76
Market Price (%) - - -3.05 14.62 9.57
Benchmark (%) - - -2.51 14.52 10.50
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Net Assets of Fund as of Dec 01, 2021 $887,403,705
Fund Inception Jul 11, 2017
Exchange NASDAQ
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index Bloomberg MSCI US Corporate ESG Focus Index
Bloomberg Index Ticker BESFTRUU
Shares Outstanding as of Dec 01, 2021 32,300,000
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Premium/Discount as of Dec 01, 2021 -0.31%
CUSIP 46435G193
Closing Price as of Dec 01, 2021 27.39
30 Day Avg. Volume as of Dec 01, 2021 137,273.00
30 Day Median Bid/Ask Spread as of Dec 01, 2021 0.04%
Daily Volume as of Dec 01, 2021 282,899.00

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Number of Holdings as of Dec 01, 2021 3,500
Equity Beta (3y) as of Oct 31, 2021 0.19
30 Day SEC Yield as of Nov 30, 2021 2.08%
Average Yield to Maturity as of Nov 30, 2021 2.28%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Oct 31, 2021 7.02%
12m Trailing Yield as of Nov 30, 2021 1.94%
Weighted Avg Coupon as of Nov 30, 2021 3.88%
Weighted Avg Maturity as of Nov 30, 2021 12.21 yrs
Effective Duration as of Nov 30, 2021 8.64 yrs
Convexity as of Nov 30, 2021 1.38
Option Adjusted Spread as of Nov 30, 2021 95.61
This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

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. 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 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.


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MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Nov 05, 2021 AA
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Nov 05, 2021 100.00%
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Nov 05, 2021 8.4
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Nov 05, 2021 99.49%
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Nov 05, 2021 Bond USD Medium Term
Funds in Peer Group as of Nov 05, 2021 197
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Nov 05, 2021 162.50
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Nov 05, 2021, based on holdings as of Sep 30, 2021. 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 Nov 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Nov 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Nov 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Nov 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Nov 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Nov 30, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Nov 30, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Nov 30, 2021 99.08%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Nov 30, 2021 0.92%
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 0.00% and for Oil Sands 1.63%.

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.

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Management Fee 0.18%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.00%
Foreign Taxes and Other Expenses 0.00%
Expense Ratio 0.18%

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Nov 30, 2021
Issuer Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 1.78
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA 1.44
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SA 1.35
DIAGEO CAPITAL PLC 1.35
MORGAN STANLEY 1.30
Issuer Weight (%)
3M CO 1.23
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 1.22
BBVA USA 1.19
BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP/THE 1.17
AT&T INC 1.17
Name Sector Asset Class Market Value Weight (%) Notional Value Par Value CUSIP ISIN SEDOL Price Location Exchange Currency Duration YTM (%) FX Rate Maturity Coupon (%) Mod. Duration Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%) Real Duration Real YTM (%) Market Currency Accrual Date Effective Date
Holdings are subject to change.

The values shown for “market value,” “weight,” and “notional value” (the “calculated values”) are based off of a price provided by a third-party pricing vendor for the portfolio holding and do not reflect the impact of systematic fair valuation (“the vendor price”). The vendor price is not necessarily the price at which the Fund values the portfolio holding for the purposes of determining its net asset value (the “valuation price”). Additionally, where applicable, foreign currency exchange rates with respect to the portfolio holdings denominated in non-U.S. currencies for the valuation price will be generally determined as of the close of business on the New York Stock Exchange, whereas for the vendor price will be generally determined as of 4 p.m. London. The calculated values may have been different if the valuation price were to have been used to calculate such values. The vendor price is as of the most recent date for which a price is available and may not necessarily be as of the date shown above.

Please see the “Determination of Net Asset Value” section of each Fund’s prospectus for additional information on the Fund’s valuation policies and procedures.

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Nov 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
as of Nov 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
The maturity breakdown above is based on Weighted Average Life (WAL). WAL is the average length of time to the repayment of principal for the securities in the fund. This metric considers the likelihood that bonds will be called or prepaid before the scheduled maturity date.

as of Nov 30, 2021

% of Market Value

Type Fund
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.

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