ESGU

iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF
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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

ESGU Fund Description

ESGU 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

iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.65 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 ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF ranks in the 81st percentile within its peer group and in the 95th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

ESGU 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.

ESGU Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/17/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ESGU -0.13% 0.68% 21.29% 9.39% -- -- --
ESGU (NAV) -0.17% 0.80% 21.53% 9.19% -- -- --
MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index -0.15% 0.89% 21.79% -- -- -- --
MSCI USA IMI -0.36% 0.62% 21.20% 8.05% 13.96% 11.62% 12.93%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ESGU Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
12/01/16
Open-Ended Fund
0.15%
$1.20B
$7.16M
0.07%

ESGU Portfolio Data

$230.93B
23.48
3.42
1.47%
12/26/19
310

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%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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Top Of Book
Last 10 Trades
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -

ESGU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/18/19
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

109,252
$7.16M
37,611
$2.42M
0.07%
$0.04
0.04%
0.70% / -0.41%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.75
0.03%
0.00%
0
$65.92
5

ESGU Sector/Industry Breakdown


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
28.55%
25.86%
14.53%
17.10%
13.49%
13.35%
12.85%
13.59%
10.11%
10.51%
7.68%
6.97%
4.27%
4.26%
3.81%
3.45%
2.76%
2.89%
1.94%
2.03%

ESGU Top 10 Holdings[View All]

Apple Inc. 4.12%
21.28%

ESGU Countries


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.92%
--
0.08%

ESGU Regions


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ESGU Economic Development


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ESGU Performance Statistics

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.01
0.06%
MSCI USA IMI

ESGU MSCI ESG Ratings

A
6.65 / 10
95.29
80.99
9.27%
7.26%
149.20

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

310
2421
307
67.01%

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Summary


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
310
2421
$230.93B
$203.73B
23.48
23.97
3.42
3.15
1.89%
1.87%
Low
Low

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
92.03%
82.69%
7.87%
12.91%
0.11%
3.96%
0.00%
0.44%