Developed Markets ETF Overview

The developed markets ex-U.S. total market segment contains what many U.S. investors refer to as international funds and 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 80 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs have total assets under management of $199.91B. The average expense ratio is 0.40%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Asset Allocation
  • Fixed Income
  • Currency

The largest Developed Markets ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA with $106.43B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Developed Markets ETF was FYLD at 43.84%. The most recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Avantis International Large Cap Value ETF AVIV on 09/28/21.

Top ETF Performers

FIDI Fidelity International High Dividend ETF 5.11%
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF 4.94%
ISDX Invesco RAFI Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 4.82%
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 4.72%
DMDV AAM S&P Developed Markets High Dividend Value ETF 4.41%

Bottom ETF Performers

AIIQ AI Powered International Equity ETF -2.85%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -1.95%
PIZ Invesco DWA Developed Markets Momentum ETF -1.92%
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF -1.82%
ISWN Amplify BlackSwan ISWN ETF -1.62%

Top Creations

VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 567.74
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 155.88
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 103.25
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 93.49
PIZ Invesco DWA Developed Markets Momentum ETF 91.09

Top Redemptions

IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -111.47
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor ETF -22.20
LCTD BlackRock World ex U.S. Carbon Transition Readiness ETF -14.15
IVAL Alpha Architect International Quantitative Value ETF -4.62
IDOG ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF -4.25

AUM Winners

AVIV Avantis International Large Cap Value ETF 417.74%
IDMO Invesco S&P International Developed Momentum ETF 123.12%
TTAI TrimTabs International Free Cash Flow Quality ETF 27.90%
FDTS First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund 22.59%
PXUS Principal International Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF 19.67%

AUM Losers

PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor ETF -38.79%
ISZE iShares MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF -25.73%
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF -20.00%
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund -8.61%
IVAL Alpha Architect International Quantitative Value ETF -7.73%

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