EFA

Anybody know where I can find the GIC’S sector weighting for the MSCI EAFE Index as of August 31 st .?? I tried looking for it on Bloomberg but no luck …The closest I got is the sector allocation for EFA Ishares as of August 15 th .

Try looking for a Mutual Fund or ETF who’s bench is EAFE and see if they compare sector allocations on a writeup.

what’s wrong with the ishare’s data?

Actually, I can have someone run it here: I have at my desk as of 3/31: GICS Sector % Energy 7.7 Materials 10.6 Industrials 12.2 Consumer Discretionary 10.7 Consumer Staples 8.9 Health Care 6.5 Financials 26.4 Information Technology 5.2 Telecomm Service 5.8 Utilities 6.0

Thanks Guys but I was looking for AUGUST 31 st …i found september end on the Ishares website can’t seem to find August 31st anywhere …

Does anyone know why the yield on EFA is 5.81%, but the yield on VEA (which is almost exactly the same fund) is 0.06%??? Doesn’t make any sense to me…

iShares alwasy have a little bit screwy/inconsistent yield. Here are EFA’s top 50 or so holdings and their current yield: ABB Ltd (ADR) ABB 3.3 Allianz SE (ADR) AZ 8.9 Anglo American plc (ADR) AAUK 3.6 ArcelorMittal (ADR) MT 5.1 AstraZeneca plc (ADR) AZN 3 AXA (ADR) AXA 8.1 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentari BBV 7.5 Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) STD 6.4 Barclays PLC (ADR) BCS 11.3 BASF SE (ADR) BASFY 8.9 Bayer AG (ADR) BAYRY 3.9 BG Group plc (ADR) BRGYY 1.3 BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) BHP 4.4 BP plc (ADR) BP 8.3 British American Tobacco (ADR) BTI 3.1 Canon Inc. (ADR) CAJ 3.5 Credit Suisse Group AG (ADR) CS 7.5 Daimler AG (USA) DAI 8.9 Deutsche Bank AG (USA) DB 13.3 Deutsche Telekom AG (ADR) DT 10 Diageo plc (ADR) DEO 5.5 E.ON AG (ADR) EONGY 6.3 Eni S.p.A. (ADR) E 10 France Telecom SA (ADR) FTE 12.3 GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) GSK 5.9 Groupe Danone SA (ADR) GDNNY 3.1 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (ADR) HMC 4 HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) HBC 5.3 Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (AD ITYBY 3.9 ING Groep N.V. (ADR) ING 14.1 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group MTU 2 Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (A MFG 0 National Australia Bank Ltd. ( NABZY 14.5 National Bank of Greece (ADR) NBG 1.9 Nokia Corporation (ADR) NOK 5.3 Novartis AG (ADR) NVS 3.5 Rio Tinto plc (ADR) RTP 3.2 Roche Holding Ltd. (ADR) RHHBY 3.4 Royal Bank of Scotland Group p RBS 62.1 Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) RDS.A 7.2 RWE AG (ADR) RWEOY 7.1 Sanofi-Aventis SA (ADR) SNY 6.2 SAP AG (ADR) SAP 2.3 Siemens AG (ADR) SI 3.7 Societe Generale SA (ADR) SCGLY 2.4 Sony Corporation (ADR) SNE 1.8 StatoilHydro ASA (ADR) STO 4.6 Telefonica S.A. (ADR) TEF 6.6 Tesco PLC (ADR) TSCDY 2.3 TOTAL S.A. (ADR) TOT 6.9 Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) TM 4.7 UBS AG (USA) UBS 0 Unilever N.V. (ADR) UN 6.8 Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) VOD 10.7 Volkswagen AG (ADR) VLKAY 0.6 Westpac Banking Corporation (A WBK 10.5 Zurich Financial Services (ADR ZFSVY 8.3 AVERAGE = 6.829824561

Here are the weights for end of Aug Consumer Discretionary 10.08 Consumer Staples 8.50 Energy 8.47 Financials 25.59 Health Care 7.95 Industrials 11.89 Information Technology 5.34 Materials 10.19 Telecommunication Services 5.61 Utilities 6.39 Total 100.00 Holdings Data As Of MSCI EAFE 8/29/2008