Blackrock Malaysia ETF | EWM

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Blackrock Malaysia ETF
Issued by:iShares by Blackrock
Index : AMEX
Unit Price (NAV) :
Minimum investment: 4 units
Blackrock Malaysia ETF | EWM

Blackrock Malaysia ETF | EWM


The iShares by BlackRock Malaysia ETF (EWM) is one of the longest living ETFs in the market that invests in large and mid-sized companies in Malaysia and is managed by BlackRock that has a total AUM of $6.28T.

EWM is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA in March 1996. EWM is one of the oldest ETFs in the market.

About the Fund Manager:
Founded in 1988, Blackrock is the largest asset manager in the world managing $6.28T. BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. Due to its power and the sheer size and scope of its financial assets and activities, BlackRock has been called the world's largest shadow bank.

EWM has invested in Financials (33%), Utilities (13%), Consumer Non-Cyclical (12%), Industrials (12%), and Telecommunications (8%).

EWM has invested 100% of its assets in Malaysia.

Investment Strategy:
The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large and small cap Malaysian companies.

Recommended for:

EWM is close to the neutral benchmark with a basket containing only about a third as many companies as the benchmark, and with a slight tilt toward large-caps.

According to, "For investors seeking greater exposure to the Malaysian market, EWM is one of the only 'pure play' option available."

Additional Information:
1. Fund Factsheet
2. These Stock Markets In South Asia Should Be On ETF Investors' Radar
3. Single-Country Emerging Market ETFs: A Review Since Market Bottom

How did we identify this ETF:
A complete pool of 2100+ ETFs are screened on various qualitative and quantitative parameters to evaluate efficiency, tradability and fit. The metrics used were alpha, beta and R - squared with respect to the segment benchmark and ETF specific metrics such as expense ratio, drawdown, volatility and the overall rating. We evaluate all ETFs and assign a composite score based on our analysis and then select the top ones in a category based on that comprehensive score by the inhouse research / quant analysts team. EWM is a great example of an especially liquid fund where the ETF is altogether more liquid than its underlying securities. It charges a reasonable expense ratio for a country-specific ETF and tracking has generally been strong. The strategy is rebalanced on a quarterly basis with the rebalancing mechanism being determined by an algorithm that takes into account the overall performance of the strategy so far.


Blackrock Malaysia ETF-4.41%21.82%-5.24%-0.87%-1.22%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock non-US98.88%

EWM Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
Public Bank Berhad12.97%
CIMB Group Holdings Berhad5.83%
Top Glove Corporation Bhd5.62%
Tenaga Nasional Berhad4.90%
Hartalega Holdings Berhad3.68%
Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad3.03%

EWM Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Financial Services32.76%
Consumer Defensive14.05%
Basic Materials10.55%
Communication Services8.53%
Consumer Cyclicals5.81%

EWM Countries

Countryi% of market value
Asia Emerging100%

Projected Returns

Investment ofper month
gives returns of :
at -0.59% / annum
$in 10 years
for a time period of
Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of -0.59% per annum
$- 0.59

EWM Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol EWM
Exchange ARCX
ISIN US46434G8143
Cat. Benchmark MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Miscellaneous Region
Country US

EWM Portfolio Data & Volatility Analysis

Net Expense Ratio 0.51i
Beta 0.62i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 12.9023i
3 Year Standard Deviation 14.27i

Fund Strategy

iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF intends to achieve provide investment results that correspond to the performance of the Malaysian market, as measured by the MSCI Malaysia Index. The ETF invests in a representative sample of index stocks using a "portfolio sampling" technique.

EWM Fact Sheets & Reports

About iShares by Blackrock

"iShares" is a gathering of ETFs managed by Blackrock. Blackrock is an American investment management corporation founded in 1988. Some iShares ETFs are actively managed but most funds track a bond or share market index.

Blackrock Malaysia ETF | EWM