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 December 12, 2017 the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.51 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 73th percentile within its peer group and in the 83th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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EFA Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
08/14/01
Open-Ended Fund
0.32%
$82.64B
$1.08B
0.01%

EFA Portfolio Data

$62.29B
20.20
1.77
2.37%
12/19/17
913

EFA Index Data

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

Related ETFs to EFA

VEA, IEFA, SCHF, SPDW, IDEV
Total Return
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EFA Portfolio Management

0.32%
-0.09%
-0.03%
-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
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EFA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/13/17
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

15,537,458
$1.08B
15,736,909
$1.09B
0.01%
$0.01
0.14%
1.16% / -1.21%
None
20.00%
600,000
26.23
0.04%
0.11%
2,849,589
$70.01
5

EFA Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

EFASegment Benchmark
25.16% 24.36%
15.51% 14.97%
12.51% 12.68%
9.61% 10.56%
8.67% 10.00%
8.21% 7.51%
6.61% 5.75%
5.75% 5.54%
2.90% 3.07%

EFA Geographic Exposure

EFASegment Benchmark
22.73% 23.94%
16.36% 17.85%
8.59% 10.25%
8.58% 9.81%
6.83% 7.94%
6.16% 6.83%
3.21% 3.68%
2.91% 3.36%
2.81% 3.21%

EFASegment Benchmark
57.05% 63.36%
33.35% 35.67%
9.18% 0.64%
0.41% 0.34%
99.98% / 0.02% 99.98% / 0.02%

EFA Performance Statistics

0.99
1.02
1.04
0.99
0.05%
MSCI World ex USA Investable Market Index

EFA MSCI ESG Ratings

6.51 / 10
72.62
83.34
12.48%
6.71%
177.15

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    EFA
    913 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    3459 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    913 (Count)
     
    78.01% (Weight)
EFASegment Benchmark
68.74% 80.92%
22.89% 19.00%
7.61% 0.08%
0.76% 0.00%
2.81% 2.93%