EFA

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
A

94
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

EFA Fund Description

EFA 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

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.80 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

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. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF ranks in the 85th percentile within its peer group and in the 68th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

EFA MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

EFA CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/15/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EFA -6.84% -2.84% 6.54% -4.81% 4.44% 1.36% 4.90%
EFA (NAV) -6.42% -2.70% 6.90% -3.12% 4.46% 1.58% 4.94%
MSCI EAFE Index -6.39% -2.67% 6.88% -3.07% 4.53% 1.65% 4.94%
MSCI World ex USA IMI -6.34% -2.68% 7.45% -3.66% 4.41% 1.61% 5.19%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EFA Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
08/14/01
Open-Ended Fund
0.31%
$57.49B
$1.47B
0.02%

EFA Portfolio Data

$64.91B
16.10
1.60
3.24%
12/16/19
927

EFA Index Data

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

EFA Portfolio Management

0.31%
-0.05%
-0.03%
-0.07%

EFA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

EFA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

EFA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 08/16/19
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

22,697,840
$1.47B
20,998,784
$1.39B
0.02%
$0.01
-0.01%
1.73% / -2.42%
None
20.00%
600,000
35.00
0.04%
0.55%
4,318,991
$61.64
5

EFA Sector/Industry Breakdown


EFA
Segment Benchmark
22.62%
24.12%
15.47%
15.76%
12.11%
11.73%
11.63%
10.41%
11.17%
9.82%
7.15%
7.88%
6.15%
6.66%
6.08%
6.62%
4.00%
3.58%
3.62%
3.42%

EFA TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

2.53%
1.48%
1.47%
1.12%
1.10%
0.95%
0.92%
0.88%
0.87%
0.85%
12.17%

EFA Countries


EFA
Segment Benchmark
24.04%
22.73%
16.82%
15.40%
11.12%
9.13%
9.07%
7.69%
8.78%
7.65%
7.09%
6.54%
3.76%
3.19%
3.46%
3.10%
2.97%
2.62%
2.62%
2.78%

EFA Regions


EFA
Segment Benchmark
62.18%
55.70%
36.74%
34.27%
0.69%
9.53%
0.40%
0.49%

EFA Economic Development


EFA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%
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0.00%

EFA Performance Statistics

0.99
1.01
1.01
1.02
0.06%
MSCI World ex USA IMI

EFA MSCI ESG Ratings

A
6.80 / 10
68.27
84.56
12.51%
6.60%
151.27

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

927
3558
906
78.16%

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


EFA
Segment Benchmark
927
3558
$64.91B
$54.50B
16.10
16.74
1.60
1.59
3.30%
3.19%
Low
Low

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


EFA
Segment Benchmark
79.76%
68.45%
20.03%
22.73%
0.21%
7.74%
0.00%
1.07%

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