AAXJ

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF
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AAXJ Fund Description

The iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex-Japan ETF tracks a market-cap weighted index of Asian stocks, excluding Japan. The fund holds securities from both developed and emerging markets in Asia.

AAXJ Factset Analytics Insight

For those looking for Asian exposure without Japan's dominating influence, AAXJ is the fund of choice. It selects its holdings from a nearly identical universe to our segment benchmark. It does diverge a bit by limiting its universe to the top 85% of companies by market cap, so it does tilt to large- and mid-caps. It also excludes Australia by rule while carrying more exposure to Hong Kong. AAXJ boasts excellent Tradability, trading in high volume daily with one of the tightest spreads among international equity ETFs. Block liquidity is also strong, so larger investors should have no trouble. For all this, AAXJ does charge a sizeable fee, especially given the fund's plain-vanilla strategy, but that doesn't change the fact that AAXJ is one of the best options in the Asia Ex-Japan space and earns our Analyst Pick.

AAXJ MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of April 23, 2018 the iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.39 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. AAXJ ranks in the 18th percentile within its peer group and in the 16th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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AAXJ Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
08/13/08
Open-Ended Fund
0.69%
$4.90B
$62.87M
0.03%

AAXJ Portfolio Data

$119.90B
15.48
1.80
1.99%
06/19/18
632

AAXJ Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Investable Markets

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AXJL, DBAP, AXJV
Total Return
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AAXJ Portfolio Management

0.69%
-0.99%
-0.69%
-1.28%

AAXJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

AAXJ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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LAST 10 TRADES
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Premium/Discount
Volume

AAXJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 04/24/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of AAXJ. AAXJ is rated a 5 out of 5.

AAXJ Tradability

810,878
$62.87M
635,985
$49.14M
0.03%
$0.03
0.23%
2.39% / -3.57%
None
9.00%
200,000
3.18
0.03%
0.36%
8,116
$76.25
5

AAXJ Geographic Exposure

AAXJSegment Benchmark
28.97% 37.06%
13.84% 16.86%
8.46% 9.50%
5.45% 7.23%
4.06% 4.80%
2.47% 2.85%
2.36% 2.74%
2.11% 2.56%

AAXJSegment Benchmark
98.54% 98.14%
1.44% 1.86%
0.02% --
78.04% / 21.96% 73.81% / 26.19%

AAXJ Performance Statistics

0.95
1.00
0.98
1.02
0.23%
MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Investable Markets

AAXJ MSCI ESG Ratings

4.39 / 10
18.41
15.78
4.16%
4.88%
286.70

AAXJ BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    AAXJ
    632 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    2533 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    632 (Count)
     
    70.60% (Weight)
AAXJSegment Benchmark
91.13 B 119.90 B
62.44% 74.34%
24.42% 23.51%
11.14% 2.15%
2.00% 0.00%
2.47% 2.08%

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