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Syntax Stratified Indices
Syntax Europe and Asia Developed Markets Index

Index Facts

Number of Constituents 926
Strategy Stratified-Weight
Rebalancing Frequency Quarterly
Currency USD
Exchange Symbol/Ticker SEADM
Index Inception Date December 31, 2015
Base Index Value 100
Total Return Index Value (as of 12/31/2017) 1308.13

Index Description

The Syntax Stratified Europe and Asia Developed Markets Index™ is the stratified-weight version of the MSCI EAFE Index. It holds the same constituents as the MSCI EAFE Index but the weight of each company is based on Syntax’s patented methodology to control exposure to related business risks (RBRs).

Index Performance

Multi-Horizon Returns (% as of 3/31/18)

YTD1Q181Y3Y5Y7Y10YSince 12/31/15
MSCI EAFE-1.4-1.415.
MSCI EAFE Eq. Weight-0.7-0.717.

Annual Index Performance (% as of 3/31/18)

MSCI EAFE25.61.5-0.4-4.523.317.9-
MSCI EAFE Eq. Weight27.84.13.1-2.623.116.9-14.614.638.5-42.6

Index Statistics (as of 3/31/18)

Div. Yld.P / E RatioP / B Ratio
MSCI EAFE2.9813.91.67
MSCI EAFE Eq. Weight2.2514.31.59

Top Holdings (as of 3/31/18)

CompanyWeight (%)
Medipal Holdings Corporation0.56
Computershare Limited0.55
Total SA0.54
Suzuken Co. Ltd.0.54
Experian PLC0.52
BP p.l.c.0.50
Alfresa Holdings Corporation0.50
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc.0.45
JGC Corp.0.44
Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co. Ltd.0.43

Sector Allocation (as of 3/31/18)

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Consumer
  • Info. Tools
  • Information
  • Industrials
  • Healthcare
  • Financials