IEFA vs. EFAV

This is a comparison between IEFA and EFAV. The table below summarizes the key parameters for these two funds across several dimensions: return, expense ratio, net assets, segment and tax-cost ratio.

EFAV IEFA
Segment Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - Total Market Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $8.67B $52.42B
Expense Ratio 0.20% 0.08%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index MSCI EAFE Investable Market Index
YTD Return -0.53% -2.39%
1-Year Return 5.41% 7.13%
3-Year Return 6.17% 5.68%
5-Year Return 7.75% 7.14%
10-Year Return 0.00% 0.00%
1-Year Tax Cost Ratio 0.94% 0.78%
IEFA description

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the MSCI EAFE Investable Market Index. The Underlying Index is designed to measure large-, mid-, and small-cap capitalization equity market performance and includes stocks from Europe, Australasia, and the Far East.

IEFA returns
YTD Return -2.39%
1-Month Return -1.70%
3-Month Return -2.08%
1-Year Return 7.13%
3-Year Return 5.68%
5-Year Return 7.14%
10-Year Return 0.00%
IEFA expense ratio is 0.08%
IEFA holdings

Top 10 Holdings (9.51% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Nestle SA NSRGF 1.51%
HSBC Holdings PLC HBCYF.L 1.14%
Novartis AG NVSEF 1.06%
Toyota Motor Corp TOYOF 0.94%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. RHHVF 0.94%
British American Tobacco PLC BTAFF.L 0.86%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A RYDAF.L 0.82%
BP PLC BPAQF.L 0.77%
Total SA TTFNF.PA 0.76%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B RYDBF.L 0.71%
EFAV description

The Fund seeks to investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index.The Fund seeks to measure the performance of international equity securities that have lower absolute volatility.

EFAV returns
YTD Return -0.53%
1-Month Return -0.98%
3-Month Return -1.49%
1-Year Return 5.41%
3-Year Return 6.17%
5-Year Return 7.75%
10-Year Return 0.00%
EFAV expense ratio is 0.2%
EFAV holdings

Top 10 Holdings (13.73% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Recruit Holdings Co Ltd RCRRF 1.54%
Novartis AG NVSEF 1.47%
Hang Seng Bank Ltd HSNGF.HK 1.45%
Nestle SA NSRGF 1.44%
Danske Bank A/S DNSKF 1.4%
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp NPPXF 1.35%
CLP Holdings Ltd CLPHF.HK 1.3%
Swiss Re AG SSREF 1.3%
Compass Group PLC CMPGF.L 1.25%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. RHHVF 1.23%
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