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EFAV Fund Description
The iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF tracks an index of developed-market equities, ex-US and Canada, selected and weighted to create a low volatility portfolio subject to constraints including sector exposure.
EFAV FactSet Analytics Insight
EFAV delivers a popular low-volatility take on international equities. The fund shows low market risk to our benchmark (measured by beta), and its portfolio biases—toward defensive sectors—are consistent with its low-volatility aims. The fund's expense ratio ranks among the lowest in the segment, especially impressive given EFAV's alternative methodology. EFAV undercuts its sister fund from iShares, EFA, which charges a higher fee for plain-vanilla exposure to the same EAFE index. EFAV has firmly established itself in the space with a healthy asset base. The fund trades very well at all sizes. Like other EAFE-based products it excludes Canada, but in all, EFAV provides a viable vehicle for low-volatility developed international exposure.
EFAV MSCI ESG Fund metrics 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 August 16, 2017 the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.43 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. EFAV 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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EFAV FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EFAV. EFAV is rated a 5 out of 5.