Another ex-U.S. international ETF in the space is the PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF (IDLV | B-56). Similar to the other low-vol PowerShares products, IDLV takes a straightforward approach by holding the 200 least volatile stocks in the S&P Developed ex U.S. and South Korea LargeMidCap BMI Index.
YTD Returns For EFAV, IDLV
The sole global low-volatility ETF is the $3.3 billion iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (ACWV | A-60). ACWV's low-vol portfolio holds developed as well as emerging market equities.
On the other hand, the iShares Edge Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF (EEMV | B-72) and the PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (EELV | C-66) target emerging markets exclusively. EEMV is the much larger of the two ETFs, with $4.1 billion in assets compared with EELV’s $261 million.
YTD Returns For EEMV, EELV
|ACWV||iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF||0.20%|
|EFAV||iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF||0.20%|
|IDLV||PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF||0.25%|
|EELV||PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio||0.29%|
|EEMV||iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF||0.25%|
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