EPU

iShares MSCI Peru ETF
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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

EPU Fund Description

EPU tracks a market-cap-weighted index of Peruvian firms.

EPU Factset Analytics Insight

EPU offers good exposure to Peru given the constraints of its market and its diversification needs. Because the Peruvian market is extremely top heavy (two firms represent roughly 90% of the market cap), the market would be inaccessible in a diversified fund. EPU holds a portfolio that meets the IRS's diversification requirements at the expense of marketlike exposure. Although EPU has the big exposure to basic materials firms that you would expect from the resource-rich nation, the fund's financials exposure gets a haircut from the reduced stake in Creditcorp at "only" about a fifth of the portfolio. The fund scores poorly for Fit for these reasons, but its exposure is as good as you will find in an ETF wrapper. EPU can be traded fairly, although spreads can be significant at times. Underlying liquidity is very poor, however: one creation unit represents a massive share of the underlying market, so block trades will move those prices. While EPU's expense ratio is in line with other single-country EM funds, tracking has been looser than we'd like and holding costs are likely to be higher than the headline fee.

EPU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares MSCI Peru ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of B based on a score of 2.58 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 Peru ETF ranks in the 5th percentile within its peer group and in the 20th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

EPU 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.

EPU CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/15/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EPU -11.88% -6.58% -5.10% -11.49% 0.31% -0.06% 3.70%
EPU (NAV) -9.99% -5.90% -4.15% -8.27% 0.67% 0.36% 3.84%
MSCI All Peru Capped Index -9.98% -5.70% -3.57% -7.51% 1.19% 1.04% 3.84%
MSCI Peru IMI -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EPU Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
06/19/09
Open-Ended Fund
0.59%
$160.04M
$2.44M
0.11%

EPU Portfolio Data

$10.47B
50.50
1.57
2.47%
12/16/19
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EPU Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Peru IMI

EPU Portfolio Management

0.59%
-0.09%
0.45%
-0.84%

EPU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Ordinary income
No

EPU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Cboe Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

EPU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 08/16/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EPU. EPU is rated a 2 out of 5.

EPU Tradability

66,913
$2.44M
60,094
$2.05M
0.11%
$0.04
0.07%
1.23% / -1.56%
None
70.00%
50,000
1.20
0.09%
39.28%
22
$33.39
2

EPU Sector/Industry Breakdown


EPU
Segment Benchmark
46.05%
30.36%
30.89%
69.64%
9.41%
--
5.73%
--
5.07%
--
2.01%
--
0.84%
--

EPU TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

21.97%
10.23%
4.74%
4.69%
4.38%
4.28%
4.13%
4.12%
3.70%
73.68%

EPU Countries


EPU
Segment Benchmark
55.41%
15.80%
34.20%
84.20%
4.86%
--
3.51%
--
2.01%
--

EPU Regions


EPU
Segment Benchmark
57.42%
15.80%
39.07%
84.20%
3.51%
--

EPU Economic Development


EPU
Segment Benchmark
57.42%
15.80%
42.58%
84.20%

EPU Performance Statistics

0.79
0.68
0.77
0.71
0.79%
MSCI Peru IMI

EPU MSCI ESG Ratings

B
2.58 / 10
20.00
4.68
--
1.95%
445.67

EPU BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

26
3
3
46.03%

EPU BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


EPU
Segment Benchmark
26
3
$10.47B
$20.16B
50.50
18.88
1.57
2.43
2.69%
2.55%
High
High

EPU BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


EPU
Segment Benchmark
36.21%
84.20%
29.50%
15.80%
25.22%
0.00%
9.07%
0.00%