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 a currency-hedged version of iShares' blockbuster Japan ETF, EWJ. HEWJ provides the same exposure as EWJ and overlays the ETF holdings with forward currency contracts to neutralize its exposure to the yen. HEWJ is a market-like fund with neutral exposures, so sector biases are minimal. It excludes small-caps and therefore tilts slightly large. The fund’s tracking record is distorted since the stocks in the underlying index (used in HEWJ's NAV) trade at different times and therefore can have very different end-of day prices. Overall, the fund 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 6.47 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 Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF ranks in the 54th percentile within its peer group and in the 71st percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

PERFORMANCE [as of 10/22/21] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
HEWJ -2.93% 4.03% 11.70% 26.08% 9.49% 11.22% --
HEWJ (NAV) -2.47% 4.42% 12.09% 26.40% 9.72% 11.26% --
MSCI Japan 100% Hedged to USD -1.28% 6.12% 13.13% 27.99% 10.20% 11.97% 12.82%
MSCI Japan IMI -4.83% 2.45% 2.64% 16.49% 8.11% 8.29% 8.19%
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
0.51%
$572.51M
$3.24M
0.04%

HEWJ Portfolio Data

$53.69B
15.92
1.44
1.04%
12/02/21
272

HEWJ Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Japan IMI

HEWJ Portfolio Management

0.51%
-0.62%
11.95%
-6.95%

HEWJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

HEWJ Fund Structure

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

HEWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/25/21
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

82,317
$3.24M
60,674
$2.45M
0.04%
$0.01
-0.02%
0.17% / -0.18%
None
100.00%
50,000
1.21
0.01%
0.45%
10
$39.87
5

HEWJ Sector/Industry Breakdown


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
27.81%
27.61%
17.54%
17.25%
14.83%
14.33%
12.08%
13.06%
9.56%
8.71%
7.20%
7.56%
4.75%
3.95%
4.64%
5.65%
1.00%
1.13%
0.60%
0.66%

HEWJ Top 10 Holdings

0.27%
-0.22%
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

0.15
0.39
0.51
0.30
0.98%
MSCI Japan IMI

HEWJ MSCI ESG Ratings

6.47 / 10
71.08
54.30
7.44%
--
72.87

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

272
1203
272
81.65%

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Summary


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
272
1203
$53.69B
$44.25B
15.92
16.16
1.44
1.36
1.96%
1.97%
Low
Low

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
77.36%
63.16%
22.64%
25.66%
0.00%
10.01%
0.00%
1.17%