The best Europe ETFs

How do I invest in European stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole European stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at a low cost by using ETFs.

In this curated investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest broadly diversified in European stocks. Currently, there are 19 ETFs available.

The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs tracking stocks from Europe is between 0.10% p.a. and 0.25% p.a..

 
0.10% p.a. - 0.25% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Europe ETFs
tracking stocks from Europe, which are tracked by ETFs
that track a broadly diversified Europe index
 
The best indices for Europe ETFs

How do I invest in European companies?

Investing in the European stock market can be very easy and cost-effective by using a single ETF that tracks a broadly diversified index on Europe which is weighted by market capitalisation. Currently, the following indices can be considered for a diversified investment in European companies:
  This curated investment guide allows you to compare both the available ETFs and the underlying indices on Europe and to select an ETF that fits your preferences best.

In addition to the available ETFs on the indices mentioned in this guide, you will find other Europe ETFs in our ETF screener, some of which exclude single countries, such as the UK, or pursue a specific equity strategy. If you are interested in such strategies, please have a look at our investment guides on socially responsible (SRI) ETFs for Europe, European dividend ETFs, European mid-cap ETFs and European small-cap ETFs. Also, see our investment guide for Eurozone ETFs.
 

Performance of broadly diversified Europe indices in comparison

Source: justETF Research; As of 17/06/2021; Performance over 1 year in CHF.

 

Indices in comparison

Indices on stocks from Europe

The best indices for Europe ETFs

For an investment in stocks from Europe, there are 3 indices available that are tracked by 19 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.10% p.a. and 0.25% p.a.. Depending on the market environment, stocks from a single country can make up large parts of an index. You can find more information regarding the concentration of countries, companies and sectors in the index factsheets linked below.
 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE Developed Europe Europe 1 ETF 577
(31/05/2021)
The FTSE Developed Europe index tracks large and mid cap stocks from developed countries in Europe.
Index factsheet
MSCI Europe Europe 11 ETFs 434
(31/05/2021)
The MSCI Europe index tracks the leading stocks from 15 European industrial countries.
Index factsheet
STOXX® Europe 600 Europe 7 ETFs 600
The STOXX® Europe 600 index tracks the 600 largest European companies.
Index factsheet
Index 1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
MSCI Europe 2.34% 11.42% 17.64% 32.97% 18.09% 44.42%
FTSE Developed Europe 2.54% 11.57% 18.07% 33.64% 18.90% 45.89%
STOXX® Europe 600 2.51% 11.68% 18.07% 33.78% 20.08% 46.71%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/05/2021; Calculations in CHF based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

ETFs in comparison

ETFs tracking stocks from Europe

All Europe ETFs in comparison

In the table below we have listed the currently available Europe ETFs. Via the "Properties" and "Performance" tabs, you can find detailed information on these ETFs and sort them according to your desired criterion. More information about the different criteria when choosing an ETF can be found in our article on ETF selection.
 
ETF
ISIN
Fund size
in m CHF
TER
in %
Inception date Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IE00B1YZSC51 7,179 0.12% p.a. 06/07/2007 Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETF (DE)DE0002635307 6,970 0.20% p.a. 13/02/2004 Distributing Germany Full replication
iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B4K48X80 5,698 0.12% p.a. 25/09/2009 Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681042609 3,042 0.15% p.a. 22/03/2018 Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI Europe UCITS ETF 1CLU0274209237 2,819 0.12% p.a. 10/01/2007 Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe UCITS ETF DistributingIE00B945VV12 2,434 0.11% p.a. 21/05/2013 Distributing Ireland Full replication
Lyxor MSCI Europe (DR) UCITS ETF - AccFR0010261198 1,089 0.25% p.a. 09/01/2006 Accumulating France Full replication
BNP Paribas Easy STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFFR0011550193 841 0.20% p.a. 16/09/2013 Accumulating France Unfunded swap
SPDR MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00BKWQ0Q14 431 0.25% p.a. 05/12/2014 Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFIE00B60SWW18 383 0.19% p.a. 01/04/2009 Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0446734104 356 0.20% p.a. 05/10/2009 Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFLU0378434582 348 0.20% p.a. 03/09/2008 Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681040223 204 0.18% p.a. 18/04/2018 Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EURIE00B5BD5K76 154 0.10% p.a. 01/06/2010 Distributing Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Europe UCITS ETF 1DLU1242369327 136 0.12% p.a. 30/09/2015 Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Invesco MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00B60SWY32 110 0.19% p.a. 23/03/2009 Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
BNP Paribas Easy STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFFR0011550672 99 0.20% p.a. 16/09/2013 Distributing France Unfunded swap
Lyxor 1 STOXX® Europe 600 UCITS ETFDE000ETF9603 54 0.19% p.a. 29/01/2018 Distributing Germany Full replication
Lyxor MSCI Europe UCITS ETFLU0392494646 17 0.25% p.a. 01/12/2008 Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
ETF
ISIN
1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IE00B1YZSC51 2.34% 11.42% 17.64% 32.97% 18.09% 44.42%
iShares STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETF (DE)DE0002635307 2.51% 11.68% 18.07% 33.78% 20.08% 46.71%
iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B4K48X80 2.55% 11.66% 17.96% 33.31% 18.33% 44.60%
Amundi MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681042609 2.45% 11.54% 17.78% 32.95% 18.02% 44.50%
Xtrackers MSCI Europe UCITS ETF 1CLU0274209237 2.77% 11.30% 17.87% 33.12% 18.05% 44.37%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe UCITS ETF DistributingIE00B945VV12 2.54% 11.57% 18.07% 33.64% 18.90% 45.89%
Lyxor MSCI Europe (DR) UCITS ETF - AccFR0010261198 2.50% 11.52% 17.69% 32.87% 17.67% 43.90%
BNP Paribas Easy STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFFR0011550193 2.55% 11.91% 18.30% 34.19% 21.15% 47.38%
SPDR MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00BKWQ0Q14 2.48% 11.52% 17.74% 32.89% 17.78% 44.23%
Invesco STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFIE00B60SWW18 2.51% 11.77% 18.05% 33.57% 19.80% 46.00%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0446734104 2.51% 11.57% 17.78% 32.97% 17.80% 44.24%
Lyxor STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFLU0378434582 2.08% 11.46% 17.75% 33.22% 19.15% 45.06%
Amundi STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681040223 2.47% 11.66% 18.00% 33.58% 19.81% 45.79%
HSBC MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EURIE00B5BD5K76 2.83% 11.97% 18.18% 33.54% 18.56% 44.95%
Xtrackers MSCI Europe UCITS ETF 1DLU1242369327 2.77% 11.30% 17.88% 33.12% 18.19% 44.49%
Invesco MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00B60SWY32 2.49% 11.55% 17.76% 32.96% 17.85% 44.12%
BNP Paribas Easy STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETFFR0011550672 2.02% 11.46% 17.86% 33.57% 20.61% 46.71%
Lyxor 1 STOXX® Europe 600 UCITS ETFDE000ETF9603 2.58% 11.75% 18.10% 33.66% 19.50% -
Lyxor MSCI Europe UCITS ETFLU0392494646 3.04% 11.55% 18.08% 33.03% 17.04% 43.27%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/05/2021