EWK

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

EWK Fund Description

EWK tracks a market-cap weighted index of Belgian securities subject to RIC constraints.

EWK Factset Analytics Insight

EWK covers the all cap space of the Belgium market. No ETF can fully replicate the Belgian market due to RIC diversification rules. The colossal Anheuser-Busch InBev represents over half of the Belgian market, but RIC rules force funds to cap exposure to a single constituent at 25%. Therefore, EWK is forced to underweight Anheuser-Busch InBev to about a quarter of the total portfolio, and each sector outside consumer cyclicals is consistently over-weighted by a few percentage points. Specifically the constraints includes that the sum of the weights of all issuers representing more than 5% of the index should not exceed 50%. The index is rebalanced quarterly.

PERFORMANCE [as of 05/13/22] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EWK -- -- -- -- -- -- --
EWK (NAV) -8.75% -10.01% -13.85% -13.63% 3.71% 0.93% 7.54%
MSCI Belgium IMI 25/50 Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MSCI Belgium IMI Index -- -11.63% -14.39% -15.26% -0.25% -2.59% 5.19%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EWK Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
03/12/96
Open-Ended Fund
0.50%
$20.31M
$146.72K
0.38%
N/A

EWK Portfolio Data

$33.20B
15.65
1.60
4.28%
06/09/22
47

EWK Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Belgium IMI Index

EWK Portfolio Management

0.50%
6.12%
7.45%
4.55%

EWK Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

EWK Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
High
Daily

EWK Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 05/16/22
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EWK. EWK is rated a 3 out of 5.

EWK Tradability

7,655
$146.72K
5,106
$100.21K
0.38%
$0.07
0.06%
1.12% / -0.77%
None
31.00%
80,000
0.06
0.04%
0.46%
8
$18.43
3

EWK Sector/Industry Breakdown


EWK
Segment Benchmark
32.64%
--
22.76%
--
16.69%
--
4.86%
--
4.18%
--
3.28%
--
3.14%
--
2.92%
--
2.65%
--
1.95%
--

EWK Top 10 Holdings[View All]

22.04%
7.81%
7.31%
7.27%
4.26%
4.23%
4.18%
3.82%
2.92%
2.69%
66.53%

EWK Countries


EWK
Segment Benchmark
98.34%
98.54%
1.66%
1.46%

EWK Regions


EWK
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWK Economic Development


EWK
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWK Performance Statistics

0.77
0.82
0.85
0.80
0.62%
MSCI Belgium IMI Index

EWK Benchmark Comparison Holdings

47
46
46
94.57%

EWK Benchmark Comparison Summary


EWK
Segment Benchmark
47
46
$33.20B
$37.31B
15.65
16.10
1.60
1.58
1.43%
1.39%
High
High

EWK Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


EWK
Segment Benchmark
49.43%
54.42%
38.38%
36.49%
11.55%
8.78%
0.64%
0.31%