AAXJ

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF
B

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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

AAXJ Fund Description

AAXJ 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

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 4.04 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

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. iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF ranks in the 21st percentile within its peer group and in the 19th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

AAXJ MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

AAXJ Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/19/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
AAXJ 5.29% -0.09% 7.56% -0.02% 6.73% 3.14% 4.55%
AAXJ (NAV) 2.95% -1.44% 6.65% -1.49% 6.19% 3.01% 4.48%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index 2.98% -1.32% 7.10% -0.94% 6.87% 3.69% 4.48%
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

AAXJ Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
08/13/08
Open-Ended Fund
0.67%
$3.73B
$87.08M
0.02%

AAXJ Portfolio Data

$103.59B
13.75
1.47
1.97%
12/16/19
880

AAXJ Index Data

MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan IMI Index

AAXJ Portfolio Management

0.67%
-0.51%
-0.41%
-0.64%

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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AAXJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/20/19
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

1,321,284
$87.08M
1,078,181
$74.74M
0.02%
$0.01
-0.05%
1.89% / -2.85%
None
10.00%
200,000
5.39
0.03%
0.35%
40,104
$67.46
5

AAXJ Sector/Industry Breakdown


AAXJ
Segment Benchmark
31.28%
32.14%
30.80%
24.05%
6.87%
7.69%
6.44%
7.27%
5.72%
5.87%
4.39%
4.30%
4.16%
7.36%
3.99%
3.33%
3.67%
3.57%
2.68%
4.42%

AAXJ Top 10 Holdings[View All]

5.37%
4.58%
4.11%
2.62%
1.58%
1.41%
1.12%
1.04%
0.98%
28.32%

AAXJ Countries


AAXJ
Segment Benchmark
37.38%
28.42%
13.91%
11.50%
13.09%
11.48%
10.34%
7.69%
10.07%
8.67%
4.69%
4.03%
3.51%
3.04%
2.55%
2.10%
2.53%
2.14%
1.36%
1.08%

AAXJ Regions


AAXJ
Segment Benchmark
99.47%
99.60%
0.50%
0.38%
0.03%
0.02%

AAXJ Economic Development


AAXJ
Segment Benchmark
69.60%
75.20%
30.40%
24.80%

AAXJ Performance Statistics

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MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan IMI Index

AAXJ MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
4.04 / 10
19.01
21.07
3.69%
5.80%
315.29

AAXJ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

880
2598
786
71.44%

AAXJ Benchmark Comparison Summary


AAXJ
Segment Benchmark
880
2598
$103.59B
$81.05B
13.75
14.62
1.47
1.54
2.62%
2.91%
Low
Low

AAXJ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


AAXJ
Segment Benchmark
71.32%
62.26%
25.14%
24.61%
3.54%
10.90%
0.00%
2.22%