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 6.78 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 CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 07/15/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EFA 2.50% 1.17% 14.36% 0.53% 8.17% 2.41% 7.25%
EFA (NAV) 3.01% 1.15% 14.23% 0.45% 8.17% 2.40% 6.79%
MSCI EAFE Index 3.03% 1.11% 14.18% 0.49% 8.24% 2.46% 6.79%
MSCI World ex USA IMI 3.12% 1.00% 14.72% -0.17% 8.11% 2.48% 7.04%
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
0.31%
$60.92B
$1.58B
0.02%

EFA Portfolio Data

$61.77B
15.16
1.53
3.06%
12/16/19
928

EFA Index Data

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

EFA Portfolio Management

0.31%
-0.05%
-0.03%
-0.08%

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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LAST 10 TRADES
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Premium/Discount
Volume

EFA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 07/16/19
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

24,405,587
$1.58B
23,704,593
$1.55B
0.02%
$0.01
0.01%
1.73% / -2.42%
None
20.00%
600,000
39.51
0.04%
0.78%
3,743,556
$65.87
5

EFA Sector/Industry Breakdown


EFA
Segment Benchmark
22.71%
24.20%
15.23%
15.46%
12.07%
10.77%
11.96%
11.85%
11.11%
9.75%
7.03%
7.67%
6.10%
6.65%
5.98%
6.47%
4.12%
3.68%
3.70%
3.49%

EFA TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

2.25%
1.37%
1.34%
1.19%
1.04%
1.03%
0.99%
0.95%
0.95%
0.94%
12.05%

EFA Countries


EFA
Segment Benchmark
24.01%
22.66%
17.04%
15.60%
11.03%
8.99%
9.14%
7.70%
8.72%
7.82%
7.10%
6.54%
3.67%
3.12%
3.44%
3.06%
3.03%
2.66%
2.54%
2.69%

EFA Regions


EFA
Segment Benchmark
62.26%
55.85%
36.58%
34.08%
0.76%
9.57%
0.40%
0.50%

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
1.01
0.06%
MSCI World ex USA IMI

EFA MSCI ESG Ratings

A
6.78 / 10
68.08
85.01
12.63%
6.56%
154.07

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

928
3545
907
77.89%

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


EFA
Segment Benchmark
928
3545
$61.77B
$51.72B
15.16
15.84
1.53
1.52
3.47%
3.35%
Low
Low

EFA BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


EFA
Segment Benchmark
79.01%
67.57%
20.82%
23.14%
0.17%
8.07%
0.00%
1.22%

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