EWG

iShares MSCI Germany ETF
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EWG Fund Description

The iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of German companies. It covers the top 85% of German companies by market cap.

EWG Factset Analytics Insight

EWG holds a concentrated basket of German large- and midcaps that captures the German market very well. It omits small-caps, which are a minor part of the overall market. Vanilla exposure in this case means large names clustered at the top; just a handful of big firms dominate the portfolio. EWG’s traditional, market-cap-weighted exposure is unusual in context; peer funds are generally currency-hedged and/or factor-based, while mega-cap focused DAX lands in the large-cap Germany segment.

EWG charges a middling fee but investors often pay less according to tracking difference data. Strong liquidity and a hefty asset base add to its appeal, and combined with its no-nonsense exposure, earn EWG our Analyst Pick for the segment.

EWG 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 May 17, 2018 the iShares MSCI Germany ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.96 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. EWG ranks in the 59th percentile within its peer group and in the 93th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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EWG Top 10 Holdings View All

EWG Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
03/12/96
Open-Ended Fund
0.49%
$4.05B
$120.55M
0.03%

EWG Portfolio Data

$63.69B
15.13
1.70
2.06%
06/19/18
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EWG Index Data

MSCI Germany Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Germany Investable Markets

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EWG Portfolio Management

0.49%
-0.25%
-0.12%
-0.28%

EWG Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

EWG Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
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EWG Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 05/18/18
5
4
3
2
1

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

EWG Tradability

3,714,290
$120.55M
3,292,783
$107.76M
0.03%
$0.01
0.02%
2.40% / -3.59%
None
31.00%
300,000
10.98
0.02%
0.21%
30,044
$33.02
5

EWG Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

EWGSegment Benchmark
19.43% 20.43%
18.43% 17.81%
16.42% 17.65%
14.41% 13.75%
11.84% 11.67%
10.66% 9.87%
3.19% 3.50%

EWG Top 10 HoldingsView All

EWG Geographic Exposure

EWGSegment Benchmark
99.55% 99.50%
0.45% 0.50%

EWGSegment Benchmark
99.55% 99.50%
0.45% 0.50%
0.00% / 0.00% 0.00% / 0.00%

EWG Performance Statistics

1.00
1.00
1.02
0.99
0.04%
MSCI Germany Investable Markets

EWG MSCI ESG Ratings

6.96 / 10
58.66
92.74
19.07%
8.02%
195.23

EWG BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    EWG
    60 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    177 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    60 (Count)
     
    90.03% (Weight)
EWGSegment Benchmark
80.58% 89.48%
15.24% 10.34%
3.93% 0.18%
0.25% 0.00%
2.59% 2.67%
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