ESGU

iShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Optimized ETF
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ESGU Fund Description

The iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF tracks an index composed of US companies that have been selected and weighted for positive environmental, social, and governance characteristics.

ESGU Factset Analytics Insight

ESGU invests in companies with strong ESG traits, while maintaining an overall market-like portfolio. Companies in the broad MSCI USA Index are rated on risk factors related to environmental (carbon emissions, water use, toxic waste), social (labor management, health and safety, sourcing), and governance issues (corruption, fraud, anti-competitive practices). Portfolio optimization software is used to maximize the funds’ stake in highly rated companies while staying true to a market-like exposure. Additionally, the fund completely excludes tobacco companies, producers of certain weapons (landmines and bioweapons), and companies experiencing “severe business controversies.”ESGU is competitively priced for its exposure. However, a distinct lack of interest from investors makes the fund very difficult to trade at the retail level and significantly raises the risk of closure.Prior to June 1, 2018 the fund tracked the MSCI USA ESG Focus Index.

ESGU 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 September 24, 2018 the iShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Optimized ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.52 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. ESGU ranks in the 98th percentile within its peer group and in the 84th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

ESGU CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/24/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ESGU 1.72% 6.57% 11.04% 19.14% -- -- --
ESGU (NAV) 1.60% 6.67% 11.31% 19.27% -- -- --
MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MSCI USA IMI 1.28% 5.72% 10.84% 18.88% 16.85% 13.41% 11.92%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ESGU Top 10 Countries

ESGU Top 10 Sectors

ESGU Top 10 Holdings [View All]

ESGU Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
12/01/16
Open-Ended Fund
0.15%
$106.39M
$547.22K
0.08%

ESGU Portfolio Data

$217.93B
25.49
3.49
1.42%
09/26/18
298

ESGU Index Data

MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index
Principles-based
Principles-based
MSCI USA IMI

ESGU Portfolio Management

0.15%
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ESGU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

ESGU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
72% / 29%
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Low
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ESGU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/25/18
5
4
3
2
1

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

ESGU Tradability

8,408
$547.22K
8,749
$558.25K
0.08%
$0.05
0.07%
2.10% / -1.70%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.17
0.03%
0.00%
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$64.24
5

ESGU Sector/Industry Breakdown


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
27.53%
24.04%
15.92%
17.44%
13.29%
12.72%
12.95%
13.34%
10.26%
10.55%
7.44%
6.61%
5.39%
5.76%
3.01%
2.77%
1.98%
2.56%
1.98%
1.80%

ESGU TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

Apple Inc. 4.15%
20.85%

ESGU Countries


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.79%
99.93%
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0.07%

ESGU Regions


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.79%
100.00%

ESGU Economic Development


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ESGU Performance Statistics

0.99
1.01
1.03
1.01
0.06%
MSCI USA IMI

ESGU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.52 / 10
98.18
83.59
11.43%
7.59%
163.25

ESGU BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

298
2409
295
63.17%

ESGU BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
298
2409
$217.93B
$189.94B
25.49
25.18
3.49
3.23
1.81%
1.74%
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ESGU BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
93.26%
80.79%
6.74%
14.74%
0.00%
4.17%
0.00%
0.29%