IXUSiShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF
IXUS Fund Description
IXUS tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global stocks covering 99% of the global market capitalization outside the US.
IXUS Factset Analytics Insight
IXUS offers an extremely broad portfolio of international equities, tracking the same index that we use for our segment benchmark. Naturally, IXUS captures the global equities market well, with negligible tilts despite constructing its portfolio around half as many different holdings. Unlike some peer funds, IXUS provides comprehensive small-cap exposure, and overall it captures the market well. The fund utilizes a securities lending program that claws back some of the expenses. IXUS fully lives up to the promise of a core holding, with broad, deep and unbiased coverage.
IXUS MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 7.13 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 MSCI Total International Stock ETF ranks in the 69th percentile within its peer group and in the 18th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
IXUS MSCI FaCS and Factor Box
MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.