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 114 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs have total assets under management of $363.50B. The average expense ratio is 0.42%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest Developed Markets ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA with $90.42B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Developed Markets ETF was IMOM at 29.81%. The most recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - December YDEC on 12/18/20.

Top ETF Performers

IMOM Alpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF 9.87%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE 9.83%
FDTS First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund 8.91%
FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF 8.73%
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor ETF 7.98%

Bottom ETF Performers

EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE -9.75%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE -4.89%
YDEC FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - December --
FICS First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF --
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF 0.15%

Top Creations

BBIN JPMorgan BetaBuilders International Equity ETF 820.55
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 730.63
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 556.69
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 324.70
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 278.21

Top Redemptions

EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF -301.87
EFAV iShares MSCI EAFE Min Vol Factor ETF -282.32
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF -95.18
IMTM iShares MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF -89.54
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF -85.28

AUM Winners

YDEC FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - December 156.85%
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 22.48%
BBIN JPMorgan BetaBuilders International Equity ETF 21.72%
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 18.62%
AVDV Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF 17.93%

AUM Losers

TLDH FlexShares Currency Hedged Morningstar DM ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund -41.27%
IJUL Innovator MSCI EAFE Power Buffer ETF - July -13.29%
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF -12.74%
EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE -9.54%
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor ETF -9.53%

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