EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF
EWJ Fund Description
EWJ tracks a market-cap-weighted index which covers roughly 85% of the investable universe of securities traded in Japan.
EWJ Factset Analytics Insight
EWJ provides broad exposure to the Japanese equity market. It was the first Japan-focused ETF to launch in 1996 and quickly became the bellwether for US-based investors wanting Japanese market exposure. The fund excludes the bottom 15% of Japanese companies by market cap, which tilts it slightly larger than our broad benchmark. Otherwise, EWJ is well aligned with the Japanese stock market. While its headline expense ratio stands out as high versus segment peers, actual holding costs as measured by tracking data are more competitive. The fund is a titan when it comes to both on-screen and block liquidity. Ease of trading and massive AUM make EWJ a staple in the segment and combined with marketlike exposure earn the nod for Analyst Pick.
EWJ MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
iShares MSCI Japan ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.47 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 Japan ETF ranks in the 54th percentile within its peer group and in the 72nd percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
EWJ 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.
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EWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EWJ. EWJ is rated a 5 out of 5.
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