Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Apr 9, 1997
CUSIP: 09253F309
Ticker Symbol: MDIIX
Morningstar Category:Foreign Large Blend
As of Dec 31, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $10,623

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks to match the performance of the MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) in U.S. dollars with net dividends as closely as possible before the deduction of fund expenses.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund will be substantially invested in securities in the MSCI EAFE Index, and will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities or other financial instruments that are components of or have economic characteristics similar to the securities included in the MSCI EAFE Index.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Dec 31, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
iShares MSCI EAFE Intl Indexa3.72%24.84%24.84%7.54%7.12%1.39%5.06%
MSCI EAFE Index (Net)a,b4.23%25.03%25.03%7.80%7.90%1.94%N/A
Morningstar Foreign Large Blenda,c3.94%25.12%25.12%7.73%7.27%1.79%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.38%
Net Expenses0.37%


a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The MSCI Europe Australasia Far East (EAFE) Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index of equity securities that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada. The net version of this index reinvests dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, using a tax rate applicable to non-resident institutional investors who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

d. Differences between the net expense ratio and gross expense ratio of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, expense limits, and/or the reimbursement of fees to the fund.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 15, 2017Dec 15, 2017$0.311781000
Dec 15, 2016Dec 15, 2016$0.298071000
Jul 21, 2016Jul 21, 2016$0.002299000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Dec 31, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars598
3-Year 3 Stars598
5-Year 3 Stars533
10-Year 3 Stars344

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Dec 31, 2017
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Sep 30, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income1%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Sep 30, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.8%
Foreign Stock94.7%
Domestic Bond0.3%
Foreign Bond0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

Equity Sector As of Sep 30, 2017
Financial Services19.8%
Consumer Cyclical11.4%
Consumer Defensive10.9%
Basic Materials8.2%
Communication Services4.2%
Real Estate3.4%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

Top Ten Country Exposure As of Sep 30, 2017
United Kingdom16.1%
Hong Kong2.8%
Top Ten Holdings As of Sep 30, 2017
Holding NamePercent
Nestle SA1.8%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A1.7%
Octopus Eclipse VCT Ord1.3%
Novartis AG1.3%
Roche Holding AG1.2%
Toyota Motor Corp1.1%
British American Tobacco PLC1.0%
Total SA0.9%
BP PLC0.9%
Bayer AG0.8%


Portfolio Statistics As of Dec 31, 2017
Standard Deviation11.2011.26



Please read the fund's prospectus or disclosure materials carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus or disclosure materials before investing. To request a prospectus or disclosure materials, you may contact us by calling 800-669-7400, emailing, or visiting


Effective June 19, 2017, the BlackRock International Index Fund is now known as the iShares MSCI EAFE International Index Fund.

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