Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2021

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Total return prior to the commencement of the class reflects returns of the Global Macro Capital Opportunities Portfolio, the separate registered investment company in which the Fund invests. Prior returns are adjusted to reflect any applicable sales charge (but were not adjusted for other expenses). If adjusted for other expenses, returns would be lower. Prior to 5/2/17, Fund was called Eaton Vance Global Macro Capital Opportunities Fund. Max Sales Charge: 5.75%.
 

Fund Facts as of Sep 30, 2021

Class A Inception 11/03/2014
Performance Inception 11/01/2013
Investment Objective Total return
Total Net Assets $185.6M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)4,5 1.73%
Expense Ratio (Net)4,5 1.65%
CUSIP 27826A789

Top 10 Holdings (%)6 as of Sep 30, 2021

Banca Transilvan Sa 3.6
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 3.3
Tbc Bank Group Plc 3.0
Bank Of Georgia Group Plc 2.9
Fpt Corp 2.3
Commercial International Bank 2.2
Samsung Electronics Ltd 2.1
First Abu Dhabi Bank 1.8
Georgia Capital Plc 1.7
Emirates Telecom 1.6
Total 24.5
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in an affiliated investment company (Portfolio) with the same objective(s) and policies as the Fund and may also invest directly. References to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund and the Portfolio.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. When interest rates rise, the value of preferred stocks will generally decline. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. In emerging or frontier countries, these risks may be more significant. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2021

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Total return prior to the commencement of the class reflects returns of the Global Macro Capital Opportunities Portfolio, the separate registered investment company in which the Fund invests. Prior returns are adjusted to reflect any applicable sales charge (but were not adjusted for other expenses). If adjusted for other expenses, returns would be lower. Prior to 5/2/17, Fund was called Eaton Vance Global Macro Capital Opportunities Fund. Max Sales Charge: 5.75%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Fund at NAV -5.50 -13.46 8.23 31.21 -14.76 12.34 13.19
MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Country Weighted Index1 -17.42 22.81 -6.95 -4.09 -19.48 11.95 26.42 -12.47 12.49 -2.20
MSCI Emerging Markets Index2 -18.42 18.22 -2.60 -2.19 -14.92 11.19 37.28 -14.58 18.42 18.31
MSCI Frontier Markets Index3 -18.73 8.85 25.89 6.84 -14.46 2.66 31.86 -16.41 17.99 1.43
50% MSCI EM Equal Country Weighted Index / 50% MSCI Frontier Markets Index -17.81 15.93 8.49 1.40 -16.97 4.53 29.19 -14.42 15.40 -0.07
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)4,5 1.73%
Expense Ratio (Net)4,5 1.65%
Class A Inception 11/03/2014
Performance Inception 11/01/2013

Risk Measures (3 Year)7 as of Sep 30, 2021

Alpha (%) 5.50
Beta 0.81
Standard Deviation (%) 18.68
Sharpe Ratio 0.38
Downside Market Capture Ratio (%) 73.95
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Sep 30, 2021

Time Period Rating Funds in
Diversified Emerging Mkts
Category
Overall 708
3 Years 708
5 Years 598
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Oct 22, 2021 $13.01 -$0.03
Oct 21, 2021 $13.04 -$0.05
Oct 20, 2021 $13.09 $0.03
Oct 19, 2021 $13.06 $0.06
Oct 18, 2021 $13.00 $0.04
Oct 15, 2021 $12.96 $0.05
Oct 14, 2021 $12.91 $0.05
Oct 13, 2021 $12.86 $0.06
Oct 12, 2021 $12.80 $0.02
Oct 11, 2021 $12.78 -$0.02
 

Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 27, 2019 $0.18110 $10.41
Dec 27, 2018 $0.26200 $9.33
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History8

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in an affiliated investment company (Portfolio) with the same objective(s) and policies as the Fund and may also invest directly. References to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund and the Portfolio.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. When interest rates rise, the value of preferred stocks will generally decline. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. In emerging or frontier countries, these risks may be more significant. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Portfolio Statistics as of Sep 30, 2021

Number of Countries 17
Emerging-Market Exposure 59.1%
Frontier-Market Exposure 23.7%
Off-Index Exposure 10.4%
Active Share9 77.86%

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)6 as of Sep 30, 2021

 

Assets by Country (%)11 as of Sep 30, 2021

Fund Primary Benchmark
Vietnam 9.85
United Arab Emirates 9.23 4.02
Romania 8.23
Georgia 7.61
Taiwan 7.15 3.94
Egypt 6.97 3.47
Greece 6.88 4.39
Korea 6.59 3.40
China 5.72 3.18
Other Countries 24.91 77.60
 

Fund Holdings (%)11,12 as of Aug 31, 2021

Holding % of Net Assets
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 11.76%
Banca Transilvania SA 5.09%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 4.84%
TBC Bank Group PLC 4.53%
Bank of Georgia Group PLC 4.49%
Commercial International Bank Egypt SAE 3.36%
FPT Corp 3.26%
United States Dollar 3.07%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.03%
Georgia Capital PLC 2.45%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in an affiliated investment company (Portfolio) with the same objective(s) and policies as the Fund and may also invest directly. References to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund and the Portfolio.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. When interest rates rise, the value of preferred stocks will generally decline. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. In emerging or frontier countries, these risks may be more significant. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular geographic region or country, value of Fund shares may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such areas. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Marshall L. Stocker, Ph.D., CFA

Marshall L. Stocker, Ph.D., CFA

Co-Director, Emerging Markets Team
Joined Eaton Vance 2013

Biography

Marshall Stocker is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of emerging markets and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's emerging markets team. He is responsible for co-leading the emerging markets team with investment professionals based in Boston, Washington, D.C., London and Singapore, as well as for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for assets in emerging and frontier markets. He joined Eaton Vance in 2013.

Marshall began his career in the investment management industry in 1999. Before joining Eaton Vance, he served as co-founder and managing member of Emergent Property Advisors, LLC. Previously, Marshall was a portfolio manager with Choate Investment Advisors and Sanderson & Stocker.

Marshall earned a B.S. and an MBA from Cornell University, where he was a Park Leadership Fellow, and a Ph.D. in economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquin. He is also a CFA charterholder and is conversant in German and Arabic. He is a benefactor of the Cato Institute, Foundation for Economic Education and the Atlas Network. In 2017, he became a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Marshall's commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Financial Times and The Washington Post and Bloomberg. He has also been featured on Bloomberg Radio, Fox Business News and Nikkei CNBC Japan.

Education
  • B.S. Cornell University
  • M.B.A. Cornell University
  • Ph.D. Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
John R. Baur

John R. Baur

Co-Director, Emerging Markets Team
Joined Eaton Vance 2005

Biography

John Baur is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of emerging markets and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's emerging markets team. He is responsible for co-leading the emerging markets team with investment professionals based in Boston, Washington, D.C., London and Singapore, as well as for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's emerging markets strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2005.

John began his career in the investment management industry in 2005. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was employed by Applied Materials in an engineering capacity, spending five of his seven years at the firm in Asia.

John earned a B.S. from MIT and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Education
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.B.A. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 

Literature

Literature

Attribution

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Emerging and Frontier Countries Equity Fund Holdings

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