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Name

As of 04/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$45.57

$1.2 B

0.00%

0.50%

Vitals

YTD Return

-5.6%

1 yr return

-1.5%

3 Yr Avg Return

1.7%

5 Yr Avg Return

7.1%

Net Assets

$1.2 B

Holdings in Top 10

68.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$46.3
$41.61
$48.83

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.50%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 7.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 04/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$45.57

$1.2 B

0.00%

0.50%

EWL - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -5.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.66%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency SemiAnnual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    BlackRock-advised Funds
  • Inception Date
    Mar 12, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding
    33000000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Greg Savage

Fund Description

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI Switzerland 25/50 Index (the Underlying Index), which is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of the large- and mid-capitalization segments of the equity market in Switzerland. The Underlying Index is rebalanced quarterly using an optimization process that aims to minimize the constituent weight differences between the Underlying Index and the MSCI Switzerland Index (the Parent Index). The Underlying Index uses a capping methodology that limits the weight of any single group entity (constituents that MSCI determines have a control relationship) to a maximum of 25% of the Underlying Index weight, and the sum of all group entities with a weight above 5% to an aggregate of 50% of the Underlying Index weight. A group entity is a group of companies that operate as an affiliated corporate group but may separately issue listed securities. To determine group entities, MSCI
analyzes financial accounts of listed companies holding stakes of 20% or more in other listed companies to determine whether these stakes are controlling in nature. In certain cases, even in the absence of consolidated accounts, MSCI may also consider two companies as belonging to the same group entity where there is reasonable evidence of control based on other information. All group entities are reviewed on an annual basis. As of August 31, 2023, a significant portion of the Underlying Index is represented by securities of companies in the consumer staples, financials and healthcare industries or sectors. The components of the Underlying Index are likely to change over time.
BFA uses an indexing approach to try to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not try to beat the index it tracks and does not seek temporary defensive positions when markets decline or appear overvalued.
Indexing may eliminate the chance that the Fund will substantially outperform the Underlying Index but also may reduce some of the risks of active management, such as poor security selection. Indexing seeks to achieve lower costs and better after-tax performance by aiming to keep portfolio turnover low in comparison to actively managed investment companies.
BFA uses a representative sampling indexing strategy to manage the Fund. Representative sampling is an indexing strategy that involves investing in a representative sample of securities that collectively has an investment profile similar to that of an applicable underlying index. The securities
selected are expected to have, in the aggregate, investment characteristics (based on factors such as market capitalization and industry weightings), fundamental characteristics (such as return variability and yield) and liquidity measures similar to those of an applicable underlying index. The Fund may or may not hold all of the securities in the Underlying Index.
The Fund generally will invest at least 80% of its assets in the component securities of its Underlying Index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of its Underlying Index (i.e., depositary receipts representing securities of the Underlying Index) and may invest up to 20% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, including shares of money market funds advised by BFA or its affiliates, as well as in securities not included in the Underlying Index, but which BFA believes will help the Fund track the Underlying Index. Cash and cash equivalent investments associated with a derivative position will be treated as part of that position for the purposes of calculating the percentage of investments included in the Underlying Index. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Underlying Index before fees and expenses of the Fund.
The Fund may lend securities representing up to one-third of the value of the Fund's total assets (including the value of any collateral received).
The Underlying Index is sponsored by MSCI Inc. (the Index Provider or MSCI), which isindependent of the Fund and BFA. The Index Provider determines the composition and relative
weightings of the securities in the Underlying Index and publishes information regarding the market value of the Underlying Index.
Industry Concentration Policy. The Fund will concentrate its investments i.e., hold 25% or more of its total assets) in a particular industry or group of industries to approximately the same extent that the Underlying Index is concentrated. For purposes of this limitation, securities of the U.S. government (including its agencies and instrumentalities) and repurchase agreements collateralized by U.S. government securities are not considered to be issued by members of any industry.
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EWL - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EWL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -5.6% -8.6% 18.3% 92.68%
1 Yr -1.5% -17.5% 54.2% 82.93%
3 Yr 1.7%* -30.4% 22.6% 48.78%
5 Yr 7.1%* -19.6% 14.5% 32.91%
10 Yr 5.2%* -9.8% 10.9% 21.31%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EWL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 15.1% -15.1% 61.2% 35.37%
2022 -20.5% -84.3% 99.1% 60.98%
2021 18.0% -29.9% 283.0% 33.75%
2020 9.9% -50.2% 41.8% 26.58%
2019 28.9% -19.5% 46.8% 10.13%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EWL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -5.6% -8.6% 18.3% 92.68%
1 Yr -1.5% -17.5% 54.2% 82.93%
3 Yr 1.7%* -30.4% 22.6% 48.78%
5 Yr 7.1%* -19.6% 14.5% 32.91%
10 Yr 5.2%* -9.8% 10.9% 21.31%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EWL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 17.7% -12.6% 64.7% 36.59%
2022 -18.9% -83.7% 105.8% 63.41%
2021 20.2% -27.5% 283.0% 37.50%
2020 11.8% -50.2% 43.0% 27.85%
2019 31.6% -17.8% 50.2% 12.66%

EWL - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

EWL Category Low Category High EWL % Rank
Net Assets 1.2 B 2.92 M 7.08 B 9.76%
Number of Holdings 47 7 873 54.88%
Net Assets in Top 10 830 M 1.34 M 2.87 B 9.76%
Weighting of Top 10 67.98% 10.1% 145.4% 20.73%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Nestle SA 18.76%
  2. Novartis AG 11.97%
  3. Roche Holding AG 11.27%
  4. UBS Group AG 5.35%
  5. Zurich Insurance Group AG 4.80%
  6. ABB Ltd 4.17%
  7. Cie Financiere Richemont SA 3.77%
  8. Sika AG 2.69%
  9. Holcim AG 2.64%
  10. Alcon Inc 2.56%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High EWL % Rank
Stocks
98.89% 49.47% 102.46% 63.41%
Cash
1.12% 0.00% 45.53% 48.78%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 29.20% 65.85%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.30% 62.20%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 14.24% 64.63%
Other
-0.01% -7.90% 31.19% 95.12%

EWL - Expenses

Operational Fees

EWL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.50% 0.01% 4.41% 79.01%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.10% 31.71%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.08% 0.15% N/A

Sales Fees

EWL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

EWL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

EWL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 7.00% 4.00% 217.50% 16.44%

EWL - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

EWL Category Low Category High EWL % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 6.70% 69.51%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

EWL Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency SemiAnnual Annual Quarterly SemiAnnual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

EWL Category Low Category High EWL % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.66% -4.11% 4.93% 59.76%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

EWL Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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EWL - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Greg Savage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2008

14.42

14.4%

Greg Savage, Managing Director; has been associated with BlackRock Fund Advisors since 2009. Mr. Savage has been a senior portfolio manager for BFA and BTC since 2009. Prior to his employment with BFA and BTC, Mr. Savage was a senior portfolio manager from 2006 to 2009 for BGFA and BGI and a portfolio manager from 2001 to 2006 for BGFA and BGI.

Jennifer Hsui


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2012

9.42

9.4%

Jennifer Hsui, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at BlackRock Investment Management LLC has been employed by BlackRock Fund Advisors as a senior portfolio manager since 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Hsui was a portfolio manager from 2006 to 2007 for BGFA. She was a research analyst for RBC Capital Markets from 2003 to 2006.

Amy Whitelaw


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 28, 2018

3.42

3.4%

Amy Whitelaw is Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2013 and was Director of the firm from 2009 to 2012. Ms. Whitelaw's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including her years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Ms. Whitelaw served as Principal of BGI from 2000 to 2009. Previously Ms. Whitelaw worked in the Transition Services group as a transition manager and strategist, and was also an international equity trader on BGI’s trading desk.

Paul Whitehead


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2022

0.41

0.4%

Paul Whitehead is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the MML Blend Fund’s portfolio, including setting the Fund’s overall investment strategy and overseeing the management of the Fund. Mr. Whitehead is a Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc., Co-Head of Index Equity, and Co-Head of BlackRock’s ETF and Index Investments business. Mr. Whitehead also oversees the management of BlackRock’s Institutional and iShares funds. Mr. Whitehead was previously the Global Head of Equity Trading and the Global Head of Transition Management within BlackRock’s Global Trading Group. Mr. Whitehead’s service with the firm dates back to 1996, including his years with Barclays Global Investors, which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to his current role, Mr. Whitehead was Head of Americas Equity Trading. Previously, he managed the trading team responsible for all Institutional Index funds, Exchange Traded funds, and Transition Management mandates. Mr. Whitehead represents BlackRock on the board of Luminex, a buy-side owned Alternative Trading System launched in 2015.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.25 31.8 8.72 10.64