IShares ESG MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF ESML is a solid, low-cost strategy that modestly tilts toward small stocks with strong corporate governance and sustainable environmental and social, or ESG, practices, while mitigating active risk. Over the long term it should deliver competitive performance with the broad U.S. small-cap market and better performance than most funds in the small-blend Morningstar Category. It earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver.
Will ESML outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable ESML’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the ESML management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of ESML’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.