iShares Pacific ex Japan Equity Index D

A tracker fund offering exposure to FTSE World Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index.

  • 420.00p
    Price (Inc)

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  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.15%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 0.18%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 2.80%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 27 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

The Fund aims to achieve capital growth by tracking closely the performance of the FTSE World Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index, the Fund’s benchmark index.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched June, 2012
Size £1,619m
Yield 2.80%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.39%
Annual management charge 0.15%
Ongoing charges figure 0.18%


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Investment process

The aim of the Fund is to seek to achieve capital growth for investors by tracking closely the performance of the FTSE World Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index by investing in companies in the Index. Investment will be made directly into constituent companies and via other transferable securities giving exposure to such companies. The Fund may also invest in permitted money market instruments, permitted deposits, and units in collective investment schemes.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 -0.05%
  • 18/19 -0.06%
  • 19/20 -0.08%
  • 20/21 0.03%
  • 21/22 -0.05%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.03%
  • 5 years -0.04%
  • Career -0.05%
  • 3 years 47.20%
  • 5 years 43.30%
  • Career 42.10%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Kieran Doyle

Doyle joined Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in 2004, which merged into BlackRock in 2009. Prior to joining BGI, he was with KPMG. Doyle has a master's degree in economics and finance from Bristol University in 2000 and is a CFA holder.

Track record

Kieran Doyle has 5.7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.05%. During the worst period of relative performance (from November 2016 - February 2020) there was a decline of 6% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 14%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -14.00% (September 2018 - December 2018)
Relative -6.00% (November 2016 - February 2020)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.


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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 30 November 2021

11.2229% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
6.2302% Samsung Electronics Co
2.7476% Aia Group Ltd
2.48% Australia (Commonwealth Bank Of)
2.1733% Csl Ltd
1.8086% Bhp Group Ltd
1.5056% Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing
1.4043% National Australia Bank Ltd
1.2041% Mediatek Inc
1.1848% Australia & New Zealand Bkg Grp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Technology 31.00%
Financials 23.00%
Industrials 9.00%
Consumer Discretionary 8.00%
Basic Materials 8.00%
Real Estate 5.00%
Health Care 5.00%
Consumer Staples 4.00%
Telecommunications 2.00%
Utilities 2.00%

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