IAGGiShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF
IAGG Fund Description
IAGG tracks an index composed of global non-U.S. dollar denominated investment grade bonds, hedged against currency fluctuations for USD investors.
IAGG Factset Analytics Insight
IAGG provides broad exposure to investment-grade bonds from developed and emerging market issuers excluding the US. The portfolio’s non-USD-denominated securities mitigates exposure to fluctuations between the value of the component currencies and the USD by hedging out foreign currency risk to the USD. It competes directly with Vanguard’s hugely popular BNDX, which tracks a nearly identical index. The portfolio provides exposure to fixed-rate sovereign, government-related, corporate, and securitized bonds. The Index is market-value-weighted with a 10% cap on each issuer and undergoes monthly updates. The Index sells forward the total value of the underlying non-USD currencies at a one-month forward rate to hedge against fluctuations in the relative value of the non-USD component currencies in relation to the USD. The hedge is reset on a monthly basis.
IAGG MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 5.71 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 Core International Aggregate Bond ETF ranks in the 34th percentile within its peer group and in the 39th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.