The developed markets ex-U.S. total market segment contains what many U.S. investors refer to as international fundsâ€”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 112 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $302.21B. The average expense ratio is 0.42%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:
- Fixed Income
The largest Developed Markets ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA with $73.43B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the WPS at 16.71%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Avantis International Equity ETF AVDE in 09/24/19.