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Japan Index Fund (BlackRock)

The Japan Index Fund (BlackRock) is a unit-linked fund that aims to track the Japanese equity market.

Main features

  • Managed against a benchmark of the Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc (MSCI) Japan Index.
  • Aims to achieve a rate of return that is in line with the MSCI Japan Index.
  • Indicative equity exposure: 100% of the value of the fund.
  • Securities lending is used by BlackRock where possible, to generate additional revenue to offset administration fees. However this can increase the level of risk within the fund.
  • Risk rating: 6

Who should invest in the fund?

  • An ideal choice for investors who seek to track the performance of the Japanese equity markets.
  • Suitable for investors who are comfortable with a high level of risk.
  • Appeals to investors with a medium to long term investment horizon

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How it works

The fund aims to achieve a return in line with the Japanese equity markets.

The benchmark for this fund is the Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc (MSCI) Japan Index. While Zurich Life prices the fund in euro, the underlying index fund is denominated in US$ and therefore a currency risk arises.

This fund is managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited.

Asset Split**

Annualised Performance (%)*

*Notes: Annual management charges (AMC) apply. The fund performance shown is before the full AMC is applied on your policy.

Returns are based on offer/offer performance and do not represent the return achieved by individual policies linked to the fund.

The fund price/performance shown is for the Pension / Gross of Tax Funds category.

*Source: Zurich Life

**Note: Asset Splits are updated monthly.

Why BlackRock?

BlackRock is a truly global firm that combines the benefits of worldwide reach with local service and relationships. BlackRock employs more than 9,700 professionals and maintains offices in 29 countries and more than 60 cities around the world. BlackRock's assets under management total $4.3 trillion* across equity, fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, multi-asset and advisory strategies.

*Source: BlackRock, March 2014.

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: Benefits may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: If you invest in these funds you may lose some or all of the money you invest.

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