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Contact details

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited, Drapers Gardens, 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 2DL
44 207 668 6007 (Fax Number)
448453577000 (Main Number)

FE Risk Scores

Instrument 1y(%) Growth FE Risk Score
iShares Core £ Corporate Bond UCITS ETF 14.8
Cash n/a
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Investment objectives

iShares $ Corporate Bond UCITS ETF is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that aims to track the performance of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index as closely as possible. The ETF invests in physical index securities. The Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index offers exposure to the most liquid, US Dollar denominated, investment grade corporate bonds. Only bonds from large issuers with at least USD2 billion in aggregate outstanding issuance and USD750 million face value per bond as well as a minimum remaining time to maturity of 3 years are included in the index. The index uses a market-value weighted methodology with a cap on each issuer of 3%. iShares ETFs are funds managed by BlackRock. They are transparent, cost-efficient, liquid vehicles that trade on stock exchanges like normal securities. iShares ETFs offer flexible and easy access to a wide range of markets and asset classes.


performance chart
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  BidOfferCurrencyYear HighYear LowDateEPICCodeISINCodeCiticodeSEDOLNews
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF EUR 193.36 EUR 194.65 152.35 31-Mar-2015 n/a IE00B00FV011 B286 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF CHF 201.71 CHF 216.84 180.77 31-Mar-2015 n/a IE00B00FV011 K0G6 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF JPY 24905.25 JPY 25787.90 21696.11 31-Mar-2015 n/a IE00B00FV011 K0G7 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF USD 207.67 USD 220.53 204.19 31-Mar-2015 n/a IE00B00FV011 K0G8 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF GBP 139.89 GBP 144.07 126.25 31-Mar-2015 SLXX IE00B00FV011 LK52 B00FV01 company announcements
Detailed fund information
Fund type Exchange Traded Fund
Sector Fixed Int - GBP Corporate Bond
Asset ClassFixed Interest
Open/Closed to new business Open
Fund size £1,385.3m / $2,056.8m (28-Feb-15)
Launch date29-Mar-2004
Dividends p.a.4
Pricing frequencyDaily
Distributor statusFund distributor status
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Sector
Ireland Fixed Interest Fixed Int - GBP Corporate Bond
Largest holdings, 27-Feb-2015
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
BARCLAYS BANK PLC 10% SUB NTS 21/05/21 GBP500001.311EDF 5.5% BDS 17/10/41 GBP1000000.826
PFIZER INC 6.5% BDS 03/06/38 GBP500001.052EDF 6% UNDATED BDS GBP1000000.817
EDF 6.125% NTS 02/06/34 GBP500000.913ENEL FINANCE INT 5.75% BDS 14/09/40 GBP14000000000.808
WAL-MART STORES INC 5.625% BDS 27/03/34 GBP10000.884AT&T INC 7% BDS 30/04/40 GBP(VAR)0.809
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 7% SNR NTS 31/07/28 GBP500000.855VATTENFALL AB 6.875% NTS 15/04/39 GBP500000.6910
Regional weightings, 28-Feb-2015
Region (%) Rank  
UK43.561 43.56% UK
USA23.312 23.31% USA
France7.923 7.92% France
Germany7.584 7.58% Germany
Others5.085 5.08% Others
Netherlands3.226 3.22% Netherlands
Sweden2.217 2.21% Sweden
Spain1.988 1.98% Spain
Italy1.959 1.95% Italy
Switzerland1.6310 1.63% Switzerland
Australia1.5611 1.56% Australia
Sector weightings, 31-Jan-2015
Sector (%) Rank  
10+ Yrs58.091 58.09% 10+ Yrs
5-10 Yrs22.902 22.90% 5-10 Yrs
3-5 Yrs10.003 10.00% 3-5 Yrs
0-3 Yrs9.014 9.01% 0-3 Yrs

Price total return performance figures are calculated on a mid price to mid price basis. Performance figures are shown in fund’s native currency unless otherwise specified with gross income (dividends) reinvested.



  1y 3y
Volatility 7.75 7.05
Alpha n/a n/a
Beta n/a n/a
Sharpe 1.44 0.78
Info Ratio n/a n/a
R2 n/a n/a

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 2 / 6 1 / 4
Quartile 1 1


Asset allocation

UK Fixed Interest, 43.56%
43.5600% ofUK Fixed Interest
US Fixed Interest, 23.31%
23.3100% ofUS Fixed Interest
French Fixed Interest, 7.92%
7.9200% ofFrench Fixed Interest
German Fixed Interest, 7.58%
7.5800% ofGerman Fixed Interest
Global Fixed Interest, 5.08%
5.0800% ofGlobal Fixed Interest
Dutch Fixed Interest, 3.22%
3.2200% ofDutch Fixed Interest
Swedish Fixed Interest, 2.21%
2.2100% ofSwedish Fixed Interest
Spanish Fixed Interest, 1.98%
1.9800% ofSpanish Fixed Interest
Italian Fixed Interest, 1.95%
1.9500% ofItalian Fixed Interest
Swiss Fixed Interest, 1.63%
1.6300% ofSwiss Fixed Interest
Australian Fixed Interest, 1.56%
1.5600% ofAustralian Fixed Interest

Sector analysis


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