HEWJ

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

HEWJ Fund Description

HEWJ tracks an index of large- and midcap Japanese stocks, while fully hedging out its exposure to the yen relative to the US dollar.

HEWJ Factset Analytics Insight

HEWJ is literally a currency-hedged version of iShares' blockbuster Japan ETF, EWJ. HEWJ holds EWJ and overlays the ETF holding with forward currency contracts to neutralize its exposure to the yen. EWJ is an exceptionally market-like fund with neutral exposures, so HEWJ's sector biases are minimal. It excludes small-caps and therefore tilts slightly large. Tradability is enhanced by the fact that EWJ is such a massively liquid fund, which makes it easy to trade in small or large blocks. HEWJ's tracking record is distorted by holding EWJ since the stocks in HEWJ's underlying index and EWJ itself (used in HEWJ's NAV) trade at different times and therefore can have very different end-of day prices. Overall, HEWJ gets the equity exposure that EWJ provides without the gains or losses from the yen.

HEWJ MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.42 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 Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF ranks in the 65th percentile within its peer group and in the 68th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

HEWJ Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/23/20] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
HEWJ 1.21% 3.20% -2.30% 1.88% 1.71% 3.52% --
HEWJ (NAV) 0.06% 3.97% -2.43% 1.17% 1.62% 3.19% --
MSCI Japan 100% Hedged to USD -0.31% 3.55% -2.63% 2.72% 2.07% 4.12% 9.00%
MSCI Japan IMI 0.13% 6.21% -0.04% 4.84% 2.85% 6.18% 6.41%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

HEWJ Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
01/31/14
Open-Ended Fund
0.49%
$242.38M
$4.67M
0.10%

HEWJ Portfolio Data

$42.00B
25.94
1.29
2.20%
12/02/20
4

HEWJ Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Japan IMI

HEWJ Portfolio Management

0.49%
-0.77%
3.70%
-7.91%

HEWJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

HEWJ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
Yes
No
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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Top Of Book
Last 10 Trades
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -

HEWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/26/20
5
4
3
2
1

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

HEWJ Tradability

146,934
$4.67M
53,239
$1.70M
0.10%
$0.03
-0.01%
0.43% / -0.64%
None
0.00%
50,000
1.06
0.00%
0.03%
0
$31.84
5

HEWJ Sector/Industry Breakdown


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
26.36%
26.19%
17.28%
17.17%
12.29%
13.13%
12.29%
12.35%
10.67%
9.90%
8.11%
8.56%
6.47%
5.43%
4.41%
5.20%
1.47%
1.38%
0.65%
0.70%

HEWJ Top 10 Holdings

50.28%
0.02%
0.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Countries


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Regions


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Economic Development


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Performance Statistics

0.11
0.45
0.37
0.52
1.84%
MSCI Japan IMI

HEWJ MSCI ESG Ratings

6.42 / 10
68.07
64.78
6.30%
10.17%
79.37

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

4
1305
319
83.32%

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Summary


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
4
1305
$42.00B
$35.28B
25.94
25.65
1.29
1.23
2.41%
2.42%
Low
Low

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
71.51%
59.57%
27.90%
26.81%
0.59%
11.46%
0.00%
2.17%