About SCZ ETF
SCZ has a great comprehensive exposure to the international developed small-cap market (Europe, Asia, Australia and Far East) with a large and diverse collection of holdings of more than 1500+ stocks. SCZ avoid big sector, size an country bets with one exception: Canada: SCZ excludes Canadian companies from its portfolio, given the high correlation of Canadian firms to American firms. It can be used to diversify an international stock allocation and express a view on small-cap stocks.
Finding Outperforming Small-Cap ETFs (SCZ)
SCZ: iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF
About the Fund Manager:
Founded in 1988, Blackrock is the largest asset manager in the world managing $6.28T. BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. Due to its power and the sheer size and scope of its financial assets and activities, BlackRock has been called the world's largest shadow bank.
How did we identify this ETF:
A complete pool of 2100+ ETFs are screened on various qualitative and quantitative parameters to evaluate efficiency, tradability and fit. The metrics used were alpha, beta and R-Squared with respect to the segment benchmark and ETF specific metrics such as expense ratio, drawdown, volatility and the overall rating. We evaluate all ETFs and assign a composite score based on our analysis and then select the top ones in a category based on that comprehensive score by the inhouse research / quant analysts team. SCZ is an incredibly liquid fund within the segment, with tight spreads, heavy trading, easy creation, lowest fees and solid tracking and being tax efficient at the same time. The strategy is rebalanced on a quarterly basis with the rebalancing mechanism being determined by an algorithm that takes into account the overall performance of the strategy so far.