EWK

iShares MSCI Belgium ETF
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EWK Fund Description

EWK tracks a market-cap weighted index of Belgian securities. It caps its largest holding at 25%.

EWK Factset Analytics Insight

EWK is the only ETF available covering Belgium, and provides an imperfect Fit to the market. No 1940 Act 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 overweighted by a few percentage points. That's about as representative a take on Belgium that you could get from an ETF. EWK sees decent liquidity and volume, generally trading at small spreads. EWK's underlying portfolio contains a large helping of small, less-liquid Belgian companies so price impact can be a concern when trading large blocks. EWK charges a high expense ratio for such a vanilla fund, but median tracking results indicate that realized holding costs are far less than quoted. Overall, EWK is the only game in town when it comes to Belgium, and it fulfills its role well.

EWK MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares MSCI Belgium ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.79 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 Belgium ETF ranks in the 85th percentile within its peer group and in the 23th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

EWK CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 06/25/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EWK 2.47% 2.36% 13.64% -5.96% 5.23% 3.51% 9.49%
EWK (NAV) 2.81% 3.00% 13.59% -5.19% 4.84% 3.64% 9.37%
MSCI Belgium IMI 25/50 Index 2.78% 2.77% 13.47% -5.30% -- -- 9.37%
MSCI Belgium IMI Index 3.69% 3.92% 16.68% -5.72% 1.32% 1.63% 9.19%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EWK Top 10 Countries

EWK Top 10 Sectors

EWK Top 10 Holdings [View All]

EWK Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
03/12/96
Open-Ended Fund
0.47%
$48.23M
$385.64K
0.25%

EWK Portfolio Data

$44.38B
21.18
1.84
2.43%
12/16/19
47

EWK Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Belgium IMI Index

EWK Portfolio Management

0.47%
0.11%
0.15%
0.04%

EWK Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

EWK Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Medium
Daily
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Premium/Discount
Volume

EWK Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 06/26/19
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

20,849
$385.64K
4,360
$82.50K
0.25%
$0.05
-0.04%
1.46% / -1.86%
None
31.00%
80,000
0.05
0.05%
0.51%
0
$18.23
3

EWK Sector/Industry Breakdown


EWK
Segment Benchmark
28.38%
38.78%
26.09%
23.75%
12.81%
11.20%
10.31%
9.52%
5.14%
4.03%
4.70%
3.52%
2.49%
1.70%
2.03%
1.12%
1.58%
0.87%
1.30%
0.97%

EWK TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

23.84%
8.96%
5.87%
5.10%
4.49%
4.16%
3.76%
3.35%
2.80%
2.35%
64.68%

EWK Countries


EWK
Segment Benchmark
97.10%
97.39%
2.90%
2.61%

EWK Regions


EWK
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWK Economic Development


EWK
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWK Performance Statistics

0.97
0.91
0.91
0.87
0.16%
MSCI Belgium IMI Index

EWK MSCI ESG Ratings

A
6.79 / 10
22.76
84.79
23.56%
9.72%
141.87

EWK BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

47
46
46
87.54%

EWK BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


EWK
Segment Benchmark
47
46
$44.38B
$60.94B
21.18
21.74
1.84
1.93
2.33%
2.37%
High
High

EWK BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


EWK
Segment Benchmark
44.02%
54.49%
37.16%
33.81%
16.83%
10.94%
2.00%
0.76%