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 $284.40B. The average expense ratio is 0.44%. 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 $69.75B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the HSCZ at 10.16%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund DWMF in 08/10/18.


DPKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares8.20%
EFUProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE4.86%
EFZProShares Short MSCI EAFE2.80%
FLQHFranklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF0.79%
LVHILegg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF0.74%


IMOMAlpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF-9.62%
DZKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares-7.94%
EFOProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE-5.01%
IDHQInvesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF-4.63%
AIIQAI Powered International Equity ETF-4.26%

top creations

EFViShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF289.68
SCHFSchwab International Equity ETF249.34
SPDWSPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF108.26
RODMHartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF70.08
INTFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl ETF66.72

top redemptions

EFAiShares MSCI EAFE ETF-1,374.76
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF-85.19
HEFAiShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF-57.99
HFXIIQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF-53.53
IDViShares International Select Dividend ETF-35.45


HSCZiShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF95.61%
ESGDiShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF13.94%
RODMHartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF13.09%
FIDIFidelity International High Dividend ETF11.34%
EFUProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE6.98%


EFASGlobal X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF-47.59%
FLQHFranklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF-33.12%
EFOProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE-15.39%
ONTLO'Shares FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF-10.90%
ADRDInvesco BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund-10.32%

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