ESGU

Fund Description
The iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. companies that have positive environmental, social and governance characteristics as identified by the index provider while exhibiting risk and return characteristics similar to those of the parent index. The Underlying Index is an optimized equity index designed to reflect the equity performance of U.S. companies that have positive environmental, social and governance ( ESG ) characteristics (as determined by the Index Provider), while exhibiting risk and return characteristics similar to those of the MSCI USA Index (the Parent Index ). The Index Provider begins with the Parent Index, excludes securities of companies involved in the business of tobacco and controversial weapons companies, as well as securities of companies involved in very severe business controversies (as determined by the Index Provider), and then follows a quantitative process that is designed to determine optimal weights for securities to maximize exposure to securities of companies with higher ESG ratings, subject to maintaining risk and return characteristics similar to the Parent Index.
Fund Profile
Fund Name iShares ESG MSCI USA ETF
Fund Exchange Ticker ESGU
Fund Sponsor Blackrock (iShares)
Fund ISIN US46435G4257
Net Expense Ratio 0.15 %
Fund Inception Date 1 December 2016
Fund Legal Structure ETF (Open end fund)
Exchange NASDAQ
Listing Country Code US
Fund Investment Objective
ETF Type Specific US Equities - Factor & Thematic
Asset Class Equities (Stocks)
Index Linked Passive
Index Name MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index
Index Provider MSCI
Currency Hedged No
Inverse / Leveraged Not Applicable
Developed / Emerging Developed Market Funds
Market Capitalization Range Large Cap
Growth Value Core / Blend
Continent North America
Key Statistics
Return As of Date 18 January 2019
Asset Under Management 149.00 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 4.64 %
Year To Date Return 6.15 %
1 Year Total Return -2.81 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return
NAV 58.43
Share Outstanding 2,550,000
Top 10 Holdings (18 January 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
MICROSOFT CORP MSFT EQUI 0.0382000000
APPLE INC AAPL EQUI 0.0323000000
AMAZON.COM INC AMZN EQUI 0.0292000000
ALPHABET INC-CL C GOOG EQUI 0.0153000000
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPM EQUI 0.0150000000
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ EQUI 0.0148000000
ALPHABET INC-CL A GOOGL EQUI 0.0146000000
FACEBOOK INC-CLASS A FB EQUI 0.0143000000
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOM EQUI 0.0136000000
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BAC EQUI 0.0121000000