International investments are subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuation, geopolitical risk and the potential for illiquid markets. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.
The FTSE Emerging Markets indexes are part of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS). The series includes large and mid-cap securities from advanced and secondary emerging markets, classified in accordance with FTSE’s transparent Country Classification Review Process. The FTSE Emerging Index provides investors with a comprehensive means of measuring the performance of the most-liquid companies in the emerging markets.
The MSCI EAFE® (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index is a free-float-adjusted market-capitalization index designed to measure the equity-market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada. It consists of 22 developed-market-country indexes: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index captures large- and mid-cap representation across 23 emerging-markets countries. The index covers approximately 85% of the free-float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
The MSCI World Index captures large- and mid-cap representation across 23 developed-markets countries and covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
Indexes are unmanaged, do not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.