Top country weights include Japan 25.6%, U.K. 20.8%, Korea 10.2%, Australia 9.1% and Hong Kong 5.6%.
The smart beta international ETF includes a relatively spread out sector allocation, including consumer discretionary 11.2%, consumer staples 12.5%, energy 8.1%, financials 8.8%, health care 11.1%, industrials 11.4%, information technology 8.6%, materials 8.9%, telecom services 8.6% and utilities 10.2%. In contrast, other cap-weighted index strategies are overweight financials and technology.
Top holdings include prominent international names like British American Tobacco 0.8%, Royal Dutch Shell 0.7%, BP PLC 0.7%, Samsung Electronics 0.7% and GlaxoSmithKline 0.7%.
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