VCU Investment Management Co lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 41.2% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 375,855 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 109,655 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI Japan ETF accounts for about 5.2% of VCU Investment Management Co’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest holding. VCU Investment Management Co’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $22,638,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in EWJ. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 9.4% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,393,650 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,123,086,000 after purchasing an additional 1,671,802 shares in the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 104.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,426,082 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $82,584,000 after purchasing an additional 729,736 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 53.4% in the 2nd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,008,539 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $116,313,000 after purchasing an additional 698,891 shares in the last quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 2,291.7% in the 2nd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 628,193 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $36,379,000 after purchasing an additional 601,928 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Choate Investment Advisors lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 244.3% in the 2nd quarter. Choate Investment Advisors now owns 780,160 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $45,179,000 after purchasing an additional 553,579 shares in the last quarter.

NYSEARCA EWJ traded up $0.10 on Friday, hitting $56.63. The stock had a trading volume of 843,955 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,080,457. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 52-week low of $56.03 and a 52-week high of $64.71.

About iShares MSCI Japan ETF

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (the fund), formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

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