AOKiShares Core Conservative Allocation ETF
AOK Fund Description
AOK tracks a proprietary index that provides significant exposure to fixed income securities and a small portion to equities with a goal of seeking current income while preserving capital.
AOK Factset Analytics Insight
AOK is one of four iShares Core target-risk ETFs. It offers an all-encompassing conservative asset-allocation strategy in a fund-of-funds wrapper. The index invests across asset classes and subgroups using other iShares ETFs. The use of ETFs in the basket allows investors to quickly understand how the fund is positioned. It also keeps the focus on top-down allocation rather than bottom-up security selection. AOA plays it straight with large allocations to vanilla versions of major asset groups: US large- and midcaps, international equities and broad bonds. The fund also allocates in smaller proportions to emerging market equities, US small-caps, high-yield bonds, REITs and TIPS. What makes the fund conservative is its 30% allocation to equities and 70% to fixed income. AOK and its kind differ from target-date funds in that the asset mix is relatively static, rather than following an increasingly conservative glide path. The index is rebalanced semi-annually starting October.
AOK MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
iShares Core Conservative Allocation ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 5.98 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 Core Conservative Allocation ETF ranks in the 49th percentile within its peer group and in the 54th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
AOK Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of AOK. AOK is rated a N/A out of 5.