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iShares Emerging Markets Equity Index Inclusive - Class A - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:172.30p Buy:181.60p Change: 1.20p (0.69%)
Prices as at 10 July 2020
Change: 1.20p (0.69%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 10 July 2020
Change: 1.20p (0.69%)
Prices as at 10 July 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. This is not a recommendation to sell; however, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth Shortlist is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth Shortlist »

The emerging markets include some of the fastest-growing economies in the world: China, India and Malaysia to name a few. This fund offers a simple way to invest broadly in these countries and is our favoured emerging markets tracker fund.

Our view on the sector

The emerging markets are a diverse range of economies stretching from Asia and Eastern Europe to South Africa and Latin America. Some are rich in commodities and natural resources, some rely on exporting goods to Western economies, and others have a vibrant consumer-driven society. They're all at different stages of economic development and while we think they've got great long-term growth prospects, they're more volatile and higher-risk than more developed ones. We think a broad global emerging markets fund could be a good starting point, then there are others that focus on a specific country or region.

Performance Analysis

This fund aims to track the performance of the broader emerging stock market. Since launch it's tracked the index closely. The fund's charges are low, though performance will always be slightly behind the index because of these costs.

Investment Philosophy

Tracker funds are one of the simplest ways to invest. They aim to match the performance of an index, rather than beat it. They usually do this by investing in every company in the index. This means they don't need analysts to research individual companies, which keeps costs to a minimum. If the fund's costs are low it's likely to track the index more closely.

Process and Portfolio Construction

This fund invests in almost every company in the FTSE All-World Emerging Index. This is known as partial replication, which could help the fund track the index closely without the cost of holding every stock in it. Companies that make up a very small part of the index are sometimes not held in the fund as they can be more difficult or expensive to buy and sell. The fund can also lend some of its investments to others in exchange for a fee. This helps to keep costs lower.

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Fund Track Record

10/07/15 to 10/07/16 10/07/16 to 10/07/17 10/07/17 to 10/07/18 10/07/18 to 10/07/19 10/07/19 to 10/07/20
Annual return 8.18% 21.70% 5.67% 8.27% 2.87%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Fund Management Group Comment

BlackRock was founded in 1988, growing steadily until the mergers with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Barclays Global Investors in 2006 and 2009, respectively. These resulted in a significant increase in assets under management and have turned BlackRock into a global company with deep roots in every region across the globe.

The range of BlackRock funds reflects this reach, with actively managed and tracker funds covering multiple asset classes over six continents.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

Manager Name: Kieran Doyle
Manager start date: 14 March 2016
Manager located in: TBC

CFA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Institutional Index Equity team. Mr. Doyle's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was a portfolio manager in the Institutional Index Equity team. Prior to joining BGI, he was with KPMG. Mr. Doyle earned a master's degree in economics and finance from Bristol University in 2000.

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Benchmark data provided subject to this disclaimer.
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account