The best Developed Markets ETFs

How do I invest in stocks from developed markets worldwide?

The easiest way to invest globally in developed markets 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 developed markets worldwide. Currently, there are 23 ETFs available.

The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs tracking stocks from developed markets is between 0,05% p.a. and 0,50% p.a..

 
0,05% p.a. - 0,50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of developed markets ETFs
tracking stocks from developed markets, which are tracked by ETFs
that track a broadly diversified developed markets index
 
The best indices for developed markets ETFs

How do I invest in companies from developed markets?

Investing in the global equity market can be very easy and cost-effective by using a single ETF that tracks a broadly diversified world index that is weighted by market capitalisation.

The most well-known global equity index is the MSCI World. But there are similar products from other providers as well. This curated investment guide allows you to compare both the available ETFs and the underlying indices on developed markets around the world and to select an ETF that fits your preferences best. Currently, the following indices can be considered for a globally diversified investment in developed market equities:
  As stated above, these indices only include stocks from developed markets. If you also want to cover emerging markets, you can additionally invest in a global emerging markets ETF to create a simple, cost-efficient portfolio. When doing so, however, you should make sure that none of the countries you want to cover is included in both or none of the ETFs used. You can ensure this by selecting two ETFs that track indices from the same provider. For more information on this topic, please take a look at our article MSCI Vs FTSE: Which is the best index provider?.

Alternatively, you may invest in a single World ETF that covers both developed and emerging markets.

You can find additional worldwide ETFs, some of which focus on specific equity strategies or investment trends, in our ETF screener. Furthermore, we provide you with curated investment guides on various topics, such as sustainable world ETFs and global dividend ETFs.
 

Performance of broadly diversified developed markets indices in comparison

Source: justETF Research; As of 15/8/22; Performance over 1 year in EUR.

 

Indices in comparison

Indices on stocks from developed markets

The best indices for developed markets ETFs

For an investment in stocks from developed markets, there are 3 indices available that are tracked by 23 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0,05% p.a. and 0,50% 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 Mundial 2 ETFs 2.221
(30/6/22)
The FTSE Developed index tracks the largest stocks in developed markets across the world.
Index factsheet
MSCI World Mundial 19 ETFs 1.517
(29/7/22)
The MSCI World index tracks stocks from 23 developed countries worldwide.
Index factsheet
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Large & Mid Cap Mundial 2 ETFs 1.672
(31/3/22)
The Solactive GBS Developed Markets Large & Mid Cap index tracks large and mid-cap securities from developed markets.
Index factsheet
Index 1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
FTSE Developed 9,77% 1,81% -0,98% 5,47% 43,53% 73,83%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Large & Mid Cap 9,92% 1,95% -1,13% 5,57% 43,62% -
MSCI World 9,94% 2,01% -0,80% 6,05% 44,21% 76,08%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

ETFs in comparison

ETFs tracking stocks from developed markets

All developed markets ETFs in comparison

In the table below we have listed the currently available developed markets 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 EUR
TER
in %
Inception date Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 43.839 0,20% p.a. 25/9/09 Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 8.182 0,19% p.a. 22/7/14 Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 5.535 0,50% p.a. 28/10/05 Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 4.668 0,15% p.a. 8/12/10 Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - DistFR0010315770 4.200 0,30% p.a. 26/4/06 Distribución Francia Swap sin fondos
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B60SX394 3.294 0,19% p.a. 2/4/09 Acumulación Irlanda Swap sin fondos
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 3.150 0,45% p.a. 19/12/06 Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681043599 2.231 0,38% p.a. 18/4/18 Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1781541179 2.047 0,12% p.a. 28/2/18 Acumulación Luxemburgo Optimizada muestreo
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00BFY0GT14 1.581 0,12% p.a. 28/2/19 Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF DistributingIE00BKX55T58 1.475 0,12% p.a. 30/9/14 Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 1.175 0,19% p.a. 23/2/15 Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 1.107 0,30% p.a. 25/6/08 Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF AccIE00BK5BQV03 722 0,12% p.a. 24/9/19 Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DRLU1437016972 586 0,18% p.a. 17/11/16 Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi Index MSCI World UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652237 438 0,18% p.a. 6/2/18 Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi Prime Global UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1931974692 385 0,05% p.a. 12/3/19 Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7KQ7B66 227 0,30% p.a. 11/4/12 Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Amundi Prime Global UCITS ETF DR (C)LU2089238203 151 0,05% p.a. 21/1/20 Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BD4TXV59 41 0,30% p.a. 7/6/19 Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF USDLU1681043672 25 0,38% p.a. 18/4/18 Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF DR USD (D)IE000CNSFAR2 11 0,18% p.a. 9/6/22 Distribución Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE000UQND7H4 1 0,15% p.a. 28/6/22 Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
ETF
ISIN
1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 9,94% 2,01% -0,80% 6,05% 44,21% 76,08%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 9,93% 1,98% -0,84% 5,98% 44,10% 75,95%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 9,92% 1,96% -0,93% 5,74% 42,89% 73,57%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 9,90% 1,91% -1,02% 6,02% 44,65% 77,78%
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - DistFR0010315770 10,68% 2,10% -0,35% 5,72% 43,99% 76,74%
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B60SX394 9,95% 2,03% -0,81% 6,04% 44,47% 76,50%
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 9,94% 1,95% -0,92% 5,86% 43,90% 75,83%
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681043599 10,66% 2,06% -0,44% 5,53% 43,29% 75,51%
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1781541179 10,02% 1,93% -0,87% 5,86% 43,66% -
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00BFY0GT14 9,88% 1,97% -0,73% 6,25% 44,36% -
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF DistributingIE00BKX55T58 9,77% 1,81% -0,98% 5,47% 43,53% 73,83%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 9,94% 2,00% -0,83% 5,99% 44,17% 76,06%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 9,91% 1,94% -0,97% 5,76% 43,03% 73,72%
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF AccIE00BK5BQV03 9,78% 1,82% -0,98% 5,47% - -
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DRLU1437016972 10,05% 2,02% -0,96% 5,75% 43,32% 75,59%
Amundi Index MSCI World UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652237 10,03% 2,01% -0,97% 5,74% 43,31% -
Amundi Prime Global UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1931974692 9,92% 1,95% -1,13% 5,57% 43,62% -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7KQ7B66 9,93% 1,94% -0,96% 5,75% 43,41% 74,79%
Amundi Prime Global UCITS ETF DR (C)LU2089238203 9,91% 1,93% -1,15% 5,55% - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BD4TXV59 9,92% 1,92% -0,97% 5,75% 43,37% -
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF USDLU1681043672 9,93% 1,96% -0,93% 5,81% 43,49% 74,55%
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF DR USD (D)IE000CNSFAR2 9,99% - - - - -
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE000UQND7H4 - - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22