EFA

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
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EFA Fund Description

The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of developed-market securities based in Europe, Australia and the Far East. It excludes the US and Canada, and small-caps.

EFA Factset Analytics Insight

Venerable EFA provides highly accessible exposure to probably the best-known international equity index: MSCI’s EAFE. The fund delivers excellent exposure to developed equities, albeit with some definitional differences from peers. It excludes Canada and South Korea while Vanguard’s VEA includes South Korea and Schwab’s SCHF includes both countries. EFA holds only large- and midcap stocks; sister fund IEFA offers similar geographic exposure while including small-caps in marketlike proportion.Launched in 2001, the fund is in the elite among all ETFs in size and liquidity—investors of all sizes enjoy phenomenal tradability. EFA charges a surprisingly high headline fee for cap-weighted coverage—some competitors charge a fraction of this. Still, tracking data suggests that the fund's actual holding cost is typically far less—EFA tends to claw back much of its fee through skillful portfolio management and securities lending revenue sharing. In all, EFA delivers excellent coverage of international equities with unmatched liquidity.

EFA MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of July 18, 2018 the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.50 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. EFA ranks in the 72nd percentile within its peer group and in the 83th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

EFA CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 07/18/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EFA -0.36% -3.27% -1.51% 5.64% 4.24% 5.27% 3.16%
EFA (NAV) -0.25% -3.28% -1.76% 5.68% 4.31% 5.39% 3.25%
MSCI EAFE Index -0.23% -3.31% -1.79% 5.75% 4.35% 5.48% 3.25%
MSCI World ex USA Investable Market Index -0.41% -3.05% -1.79% 6.37% 5.13% 5.75% 3.56%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EFA Top 10 Countries

EFA Top 10 Sectors

EFA Top 10 Holdings [View All]

EFA Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
08/14/01
Open-Ended Fund
0.32%
$72.27B
$1.60B
0.01%

EFA Portfolio Data

$60.61B
15.38
1.66
3.09%
12/18/18
913

EFA Index Data

MSCI EAFE Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI World ex USA Investable Market Index

EFA Portfolio Management

0.32%
-0.09%
-0.05%
-0.12%

EFA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

EFA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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EFA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 07/19/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EFA. EFA is rated a 5 out of 5.

EFA Tradability

23,201,708
$1.60B
21,752,609
$1.50B
0.01%
$0.01
0.09%
2.03% / -3.14%
None
20.00%
600,000
36.25
0.04%
0.17%
3,246,136
$67.88
5

EFA Sector/Industry Breakdown


EFA
Segment Benchmark
23.32%
24.07%
15.20%
15.15%
13.20%
12.77%
10.42%
9.55%
10.14%
8.85%
7.80%
8.19%
6.41%
7.20%
5.64%
6.03%
3.74%
3.37%
3.02%
2.83%

EFA TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

1.70%
1.29%
1.20%
1.13%
1.09%
1.03%
1.02%
1.02%
0.91%
0.82%
11.21%

EFA Countries


EFA
Segment Benchmark
24.58%
23.07%
18.40%
16.88%
10.68%
8.82%
9.51%
8.29%
7.60%
6.59%
6.85%
6.17%
3.49%
3.03%
3.38%
2.96%
2.95%
2.68%
2.59%
2.39%

EFA Regions


EFA
Segment Benchmark
62.58%
56.19%
36.63%
34.01%
0.76%
9.30%
0.41%
0.49%

EFA Economic Development


EFA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EFA Performance Statistics

0.99
1.03
1.04
1.03
0.06%
MSCI World ex USA Investable Market Index

EFA MSCI ESG Ratings

6.50 / 10
72.21
83.06
12.75%
6.92%
177.77

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

913
3564
905
77.08%

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


EFA
Segment Benchmark
913
3564
$60.61B
$50.44B
15.38
16.45
1.66
1.69
3.12%
2.96%
Low
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EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


EFA
Segment Benchmark
80.78%
68.14%
19.10%
23.23%
0.12%
7.84%
0.00%
0.79%

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