Developed Markets ETF Overview

The developed markets ex-U.S. total market segment contains what many U.S. investors refer to as international funds—those that exclude the U.S. and cover the market-cap spectrum from large firms to small.

Many funds offer pure cap-weighted vanilla exposure. The two leading funds by AUM, iShares' EFA and Vanguard's VEA, omit Canada from their coverage universe, but otherwise represent the market segment very well.

With 103 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $301.80B. The average expense ratio is 0.43%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest Developed Markets ETF is the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF EFA with $79.13B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the DZK at 55.40%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Portfolio+ Developed Markets ETF PPDM in 02/15/18.


IPFFiShares International Preferred Stock ETF3.65%
DZKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares3.39%
ESGNColumbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF3.28%
FIVAFidelity International Value Factor ETF3.25%
DOOWisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund3.18%


DPKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares-4.69%
EFUProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE-3.86%
DEFAiShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF-3.23%
IMOMAlpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF-2.63%
DBESXtrackers MSCI EAFE Small Cap Hedged Equity ETF-1.73%

top creations

IEFAiShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF4,721.26
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF743.29
SCHFSchwab International Equity ETF330.51
SPDWSPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF156.47
SCZiShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF145.93

top redemptions

EFAiShares MSCI EAFE ETF-673.55
DBEFXtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF-291.60
WPSiShares International Developed Property ETF-162.87
HEFAiShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF-73.85
IFGLiShares International Developed Real Estate ETF-32.67


EFASGlobal X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF106.72%
UIVMUSAA MSCI International Value Momentum Blend Index ETF56.86%
RODMHartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF20.53%
ESGDiShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF19.95%
MVINNatixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF13.59%


TLDHFlexShares Currency Hedged Morningstar DM ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund-17.04%
ONTLO'Shares FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF-13.96%
HEFAiShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF-13.50%
DZKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares-7.96%
PDNPowershares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-US Small-Mid ETF-7.29%

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