ESGU

iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF
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ESGU Fund Description

The iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF tracks an index composed of US companies that have been selected and weighted for positive environmental, social, and governance characteristics.

ESGU Factset Analytics Insight

ESGU invests in companies with strong ESG traits, while maintaining an overall market-like portfolio. Companies in the broad MSCI USA Index are rated on risk factors related to environmental (carbon emissions, water use, toxic waste), social (labor management, health and safety, sourcing), and governance issues (corruption, fraud, anti-competitive practices). Portfolio optimization software is used to maximize the funds’ stake in highly rated companies while staying true to a market-like exposure. Additionally, the fund completely excludes tobacco companies, producers of certain weapons (landmines and bioweapons), and companies experiencing “severe business controversies.”

ESGU is competitively priced for its exposure. However, a distinct lack of interest from investors makes the fund very difficult to trade at the retail level and significantly raises the risk of closure.

ESGU 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 19, 2018 the iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.47 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. ESGU ranks in the 99th percentile within its peer group and in the 83th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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ESGU Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
12/01/16
Open-Ended Fund
0.15%
$65.24M
$378.72K
0.11%

ESGU Portfolio Data

$193.49B
27.72
3.35
1.56%
06/26/18
283

ESGU Index Data

MSCI USA ESG Focus Index
Principles-based
Principles-based
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

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ESGU Portfolio Management

0.15%
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ESGU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

ESGU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
72% / 29%
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ESGU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 04/20/18
5
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1

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

ESGU Tradability

6,426
$378.72K
4,088
$240.26K
0.11%
$0.06
0.07%
2.10% / -1.70%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.08
0.03%
0.00%
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$59.04
5

ESGU Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

ESGUSegment Benchmark
24.02% 26.38%
18.23% 16.96%
13.00% 13.53%
12.95% 12.73%
10.89% 10.82%
5.27% 4.80%
2.78% 3.00%
2.86% 2.03%

ESGU Geographic Exposure

ESGUSegment Benchmark
99.93% 100.59%
0.07% --

ESGUSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.59%
0.00% / 0.00% 0.00% / 0.00%

ESGU Performance Statistics

0.99
1.00
1.02
1.02
0.06%
MSCI USA Investable Markets_net

ESGU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.47 / 10
98.85
82.59
11.44%
8.47%
158.85

ESGU BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    ESGU
    283 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    2371 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    281 (Count)
     
    61.31% (Weight)
ESGUSegment Benchmark
170.56 B 193.49 B
80.33% 92.08%
14.87% 7.92%
4.42% 0.00%
0.38% 0.00%
1.78% 1.84%