KSA

iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF
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KSA Fund Description

The iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of Saudi Arabian firms covering 99% of the market cap spectrum.

KSA Factset Analytics Insight

Launched in September 2015, KSA is the first (and so far, only) ETF to provide direct exposure to Saudi Arabian equity. Foreign ownership of Saudi stock was prohibited before June 2015, and the fund's continued ability to invest is subject to limitation and review by the country's regulators. Don't plan on getting a piece of the famous Saudi oil fields—those remain in the hands of the House of Saud, and KSA's energy stake is tiny. Instead, the fund is dominated by basic materials mega-cap SABIC, as well as a number of banks and other financial firms, some of which retain significant state ownership. Given the bureaucratic hoops the issuer must jump through, as well as the lack of competition, it's no surprise that KSA doesn't come cheap. However, the fund does a decent job overall at providing comprehensive coverage of a market that's not easy to access.

KSA CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 07/18/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
KSA 3.07% 2.27% 20.71% 22.34% -- -- --
KSA (NAV) 2.32% 5.59% 23.78% 23.93% -- -- --
MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25/50 Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

KSA Top 10 Countries

KSA Top 10 Sectors

KSA Top 10 Holdings [View All]

KSA Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
09/17/15
Open-Ended Fund
0.74%
$281.50M
$3.44M
0.15%

KSA Portfolio Data

$31.51B
18.60
2.00
1.99%
12/18/18
74

KSA Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI Index

KSA Portfolio Management

0.74%
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KSA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Ordinary income
No

KSA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
80% / 20%
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N/A
Low
Daily
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KSA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 07/19/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of KSA. KSA is rated a 3 out of 5.

KSA Tradability

111,338
$3.44M
71,631
$2.22M
0.15%
$0.05
0.41%
5.59% / -1.77%
None
0.00%
50,000
1.43
0.77%
0.96%
2,435
$31.46
3

KSA Sector/Industry Breakdown


KSA
Segment Benchmark
42.11%
42.62%
22.29%
23.62%
11.50%
11.26%
7.28%
7.62%
7.13%
5.20%
3.35%
3.13%
3.03%
3.03%
2.12%
2.42%
1.19%
1.11%

KSA TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

15.74%
11.70%
9.46%
4.83%
4.47%
3.88%
3.39%
2.95%
2.85%
2.83%
62.1%

KSA Countries


KSA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

KSA Regions


KSA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

KSA Economic Development


KSA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

KSA Performance Statistics

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0.00%
MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI Index

KSA BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

74
71
71
96.81%

KSA BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


KSA
Segment Benchmark
74
71
$31.51B
$32.36B
18.60
18.34
2.00
2.00
3.29%
3.32%
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KSA BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


KSA
Segment Benchmark
57.59%
57.66%
28.92%
29.53%
10.89%
10.68%
2.60%
2.13%