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FE Risk Scores

Instrument 1y(%) Growth FE Risk Score
iShares Core £ Corporate Bond UCITS ETF 8.5
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.


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  BidOfferCurrencyYear HighYear LowDateEPICCodeISINCodeCiticodeSEDOLNews
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF EUR 166.38 EUR 169.49 148.19 19-Nov-2014 n/a IE00B00FV011 B286 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF CHF 200.03 CHF 204.86 180.84 19-Nov-2014 n/a IE00B00FV011 K0G6 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF JPY 24558.57 JPY 24366.25 20540.08 19-Nov-2014 n/a IE00B00FV011 K0G7 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF USD 208.65 USD 220.53 203.28 19-Nov-2014 n/a IE00B00FV011 K0G8 n/a company announcements
pdf ISHARES CORE £ CORPORATE BOND UCITS ETF GBP 133.19 GBP 134.99 123.94 19-Nov-2014 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 £1,112.7m / $1,742.2m (30-Sep-14)
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, 30-Sep-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
BARCLAYS BANK PLC 10% SUB NTS 21/05/21 GBP500001.361BANK OF AMERICA CORP 7% SNR NTS 31/07/28 GBP500000.826
PFIZER INC 6.5% BDS 03/06/38 GBP500001.052AT&T INC 7% BDS 30/04/40 GBP(VAR)0.817
WAL-MART STORES INC 5.625% BDS 27/03/34 GBP10001.053ENEL FINANCE INT 5.75% BDS 14/09/40 GBP14000000000.778
EDF 6.125% NTS 02/06/34 GBP500000.924ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SA 6.00 23/JAN/21140.779
EDF 5.5% BDS 17/10/41 GBP1000000.925IMPERIAL TOBACCO FINANCE 9% GTD NTS 17/02/22 GBP500000.7510
Regional weightings, 30-Sep-2014
Region (%) Rank  
UK41.421 41.42% UK
USA22.982 22.98% USA
France8.383 8.38% France
Others6.724 6.72% Others
Germany5.835 5.83% Germany
Netherlands5.246 5.24% Netherlands
Sweden2.567 2.56% Sweden
Spain2.068 2.06% Spain
Italy1.889 1.88% Italy
Australia1.5110 1.51% Australia
Switzerland1.4211 1.42% Switzerland
Sector weightings, 30-Sep-2014
Sector (%) Rank  
10+ Years56.151 56.15% 10+ Years
5-10 Years24.582 24.58% 5-10 Years
0-5 Years19.273 19.27% 0-5 Years

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.

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  1y 3y
Volatility 4.79 6.30
Alpha n/a n/a
Beta n/a n/a
Sharpe 0.59 0.62
Info Ratio n/a n/a
R2 n/a n/a

Fund vs sector

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


Asset allocation

UK Fixed Interest, 41.42%
41.4200% ofUK Fixed Interest
US Fixed Interest, 22.98%
22.9800% ofUS Fixed Interest
French Fixed Interest, 8.38%
8.3800% ofFrench Fixed Interest
Global Fixed Interest, 6.72%
6.7200% ofGlobal Fixed Interest
German Fixed Interest, 5.83%
5.8300% ofGerman Fixed Interest
Dutch Fixed Interest, 5.24%
5.2400% ofDutch Fixed Interest
Swedish Fixed Interest, 2.56%
2.5600% ofSwedish Fixed Interest
Spanish Fixed Interest, 2.06%
2.0600% ofSpanish Fixed Interest
Italian Fixed Interest, 1.88%
1.8800% ofItalian Fixed Interest
Australian Fixed Interest, 1.51%
1.5100% ofAustralian Fixed Interest
Swiss Fixed Interest, 1.42%
1.4200% ofSwiss Fixed Interest

Sector analysis


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