Overview

Historical Returns (%)as of Jun 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
08/31/2017
Fund at NAV 0.38 2.54 18.86 16.29 4.36 8.41 6.31
MSCI EAFE Index1 -0.04 2.66 17.05 17.64 2.82 8.47 5.68
06/30/2017
Fund at NAV -0.54 6.88 15.28 17.02 2.49 8.73 6.02
MSCI EAFE Index1 -0.18 6.12 13.81 20.27 1.15 8.68 5.41
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. The share class has no sales charge.

Fund Factsas of Aug 31, 2017

Class R Inception 08/10/2015
Performance Inception 04/01/2010
Investment Objective Long-term capital appreciation
Total Net Assets $240.6M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 1.17%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.00%
CUSIP 27826A110

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5as of Aug 31, 2017

Nestle SA
Vodafone Group PLC
National Grid PLC
Total SA
Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA
Air Liquide SA
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A
Deutsche Telekom AG
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
BP PLC
Total 7.51

Morningstar Rating™as of Aug 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
Foreign Large Blend
Category
Overall **** 590
3 Years **** 590
5 Years **** 534
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.

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Portfolio Management

Paul Bouchey, CFA Managed Fund since 2014
Timothy W. Atwill, Ph.D., CFA Managed Fund since 2016
Thomas Seto Managed Fund since inception

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. 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 Jun 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
08/31/2017
Fund at NAV 0.38 2.54 18.86 16.29 4.36 8.41 6.31
MSCI EAFE Index1 -0.04 2.66 17.05 17.64 2.82 8.47 5.68
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category6 0.24 3.27 17.90 17.19 2.95 7.90
06/30/2017
Fund at NAV -0.54 6.88 15.28 17.02 2.49 8.73 6.02
MSCI EAFE Index1 -0.18 6.12 13.81 20.27 1.15 8.68 5.41
Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category6 0.07 6.25 14.45 19.13 1.18 7.81
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. The share class has no sales charge.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fund at NAV -10.14 16.83 18.05 -3.98 1.83 1.20
MSCI EAFE Index1 11.17 -43.38 31.78 7.75 -12.14 17.32 22.78 -4.90 -0.81 1.00

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)2 1.17%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.00%
Class R Inception 08/10/2015
Performance Inception 04/01/2010
Distribution Frequency Annually

Risk Measures (3 Year)7as of Aug 31, 2017

Alpha (%) 1.81
Beta 0.87
R-Squared (%) 94.90
Standard Deviation (%) 11.14
Sharpe Ratio 0.37

Morningstar Rating™as of Aug 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
Foreign Large Blend
Category
Overall **** 590
3 Years **** 590
5 Years **** 534
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.

©2017 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Sep 21, 2017 $13.49 -$0.03
Sep 20, 2017 $13.52 -$0.05
Sep 19, 2017 $13.57 $0.06
Sep 18, 2017 $13.51 $0.02
Sep 15, 2017 $13.49 $0.01
Sep 14, 2017 $13.48 $0.03
Sep 13, 2017 $13.45 -$0.08
Sep 12, 2017 $13.53 $0.01
Sep 11, 2017 $13.52 $0.06
Sep 08, 2017 $13.46 $0.01

Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 28, 2016 $0.17720 $11.08
Jun 15, 2016 $0.00590 $11.00
Dec 29, 2015 $0.25630 $11.42
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
Jun 15, 2016 $0.00950 $11.00
Dec 29, 2015 $0.00410 $11.42
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.

About Risk: 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. 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

Asset Mix (%)5as of Aug 31, 2017

Foreign Common Stocks 99.54
Cash & Other Assets 0.46
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statisticsas of Aug 31, 2017

Median Market Cap $3.9B
Price/Earnings Ratio 17.09
Number of Holdings 1,086
Price/Book Ratio 1.87
Countries Represented 21

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)5as of Aug 31, 2017

Sector Fund MSCI EAFE Index1
Consumer Discretionary 10.02 11.99
Consumer Staples 10.23 11.55
Energy 5.56 4.81
Financials 10.83 21.40
Health Care 9.01 10.61
Industrials 10.85 14.24
Information Technology 9.10 6.09
Materials 9.60 7.93
Real Estate 8.53 3.67
Telecom Services 8.40 4.22
Utilities 7.42 3.49
Cash 0.46 0.00

Assets by Country (%)5as of Aug 31, 2017

United Kingdom 15.82
Japan 15.68
Australia 7.95
Germany 7.90
France 7.86
Switzerland 7.81
Italy 4.10
Netherlands 4.06
Spain 3.98
Hong Kong 3.95
View All

Geographic Mix (%)5as of Aug 31, 2017

Europe except U.K. 51.66
United Kingdom 15.82
Japan 15.68
Asia/Pacific 14.90
Middle East 1.93

Fund Holdings (%)5,9as of Jul 31, 2017

Holding % of Net Assets
Nestle SA 1.01%
Vodafone Group PLC 0.94%
National Grid PLC 0.74%
TOTAL SA 0.74%
Air Liquide SA 0.70%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC 0.69%
Deutsche Telekom AG 0.68%
Cie Financiere Richemont SA 0.67%
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 0.66%
BP PLC 0.62%
View All

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. 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.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

A Word On The Markets as of Jun 30, 2017

The developed equity markets outside the U.S., as measured by the MSCI EAFE Index1, were up a solid 6.12% in the second quarter as economic data remained positive while political risk receded. The outcome of the French election increased investor's appetite for risk-taking, while strong corporate earnings further supported investor optimism. This rally was consistent across the quarter, with the index rising each month. Reduced hopes of U.S. rate increases contributed to a weaker U.S. dollar. This drop benefited non-U.S. returns when translated into U.S. dollar terms.

Nearly all twenty-one countries in the index posted positive returns, with only Australia falling over the quarter. The best performing countries were Austria and Denmark, as both countries experienced faster growing economies and rising consumer confidence.

Energy was the only sector out of the eleven GIC sectors with a negative return. The energy sector dropped in response to crude oil prices weakening further due to increased U.S. output and rising rig count. The top performing sectors were information technology and consumer staples. Beneath this stable market advance, investors seemed to prefer premium growth and safety, moving away from the cyclical recovery trade and opting for greater certainty.

Performance Summary 

Parametric International Equity Fund (the Fund) solidly outperformed the Index for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, returning 6.93% for the Investor shares at net asset value versus the Index's 6.12% return.

  • The Fund's emphasis on diversification10 via a system of country target weights had a mildly positive impact on performance relative to the Index. The diversification targets consistently position the Fund underweight large countries and overweight smaller countries.
  • Within each country, diversification among sectors is also maintained via a set of sector target weights. During the second quarter, this sector diversification process was a moderate contributor to relative performance.
  • In addition, the Fund's emphasis on diversification via a system of broad security representation, with an emphasis on reducing portfolio risk, was a moderate contributor to the Fund's outperformance versus the Index.

Historical Returns (%)as of Jun 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
Fund at NAV -0.54 6.88 15.28 17.02 2.49 8.73 6.02
MSCI EAFE Index1 -0.18 6.12 13.81 20.27 1.15 8.68 5.41
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. The share class has no sales charge.

Fund Factsas of Jun 30, 2017

Class R Inception 08/10/2015
Performance Inception 04/01/2010
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 1.17%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.00%

Contributors 

Factors contributing to the Fund's relative performance compared to the Index during the quarter:

  • In the United Kingdom, the application of the beta-screen was a modest contributor to relative returns. This screen removed many of the commodity-focused companies which suffered due to the drop in the price of raw materials.
  • The sector diversification process in Australia modestly contributed to the Fund's relative performance, partially due to the resulting underweight to the financial sector, which dropped on plans for a banking tax by the Australian government.
  • The sector diversification process in Germany also contributed to the Fund's relative performance.

Detractors 

Factors detracting from the Fund's relative performance compared to the Index during the quarter:

  • In Japan, the application of the beta-screen within the real estate sector was a mild detractor. This screen removed many notable developers who rallied strongly over the quarter due to a resurgent Tokyo real estate market.
  • Our underweight to France had a minor negative impact on relative returns, as French stocks rallied on the results of the presidential elections, with the mainstream candidate defeating his far-right opponent.
  • In Hong Kong, both the sector diversification process and the inclusion of small-cap names hurt relative returns.

Investment Outlook And Fund Positioning 

Against a backdrop of improving confidence in the economic outlook for the global economy, equities may experience a host of market-moving events in the coming months such as Brexit negotiations and the Italian elections. Further, there are implications for likely U.S. economic and foreign policy changes under President Trump.

How does one invest in this space with so much short-term uncertainty? We believe that managing risk by broadly diversifying, avoiding concentrations and portfolio rebalancing are all key aspects that help address thoughtful investment decisions. Parametric's developed international equity investment strategy relies on a rules-based approach, in combination with a systematic rebalancing discipline to reduce concentrations, while emphasizing broad diversification in seeking its objective of long-term returns.

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5as of Jun 30, 2017

Nestle SA 1.09
Vodafone Group PLC 0.96
National Grid PLC 0.78
Air Liquide SA 0.71
Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA 0.69
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A 0.68
GlaxoSmithKline PLC 0.68
Total SA 0.67
Deutsche Telekom AG 0.65
KDDI Corporation 0.62
Total 7.52

The views expressed in this report are those of portfolio manager(s) and are current only through the date stated at the top of this page. These views are subject to change at any time based upon market or other conditions, and Eaton Vance disclaims any responsibility to update such views. These views may not be relied upon as investment advice and, because investment decisions are based on many factors, may not be relied upon as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Eaton Vance fund. This commentary may contain statements that are not historical facts, referred to as "forward looking statements". The Fund's actual future results may differ significantly from those stated in any forward-looking statement, depending on factors such as changes in securities or financial markets or general economic conditions, the volume of sales and purchases of Fund shares, the continuation of investment advisory, administrative and service contracts, and other risks discussed from time to time in the Fund's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Diversification cannot ensure a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. 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.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. 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

Biography
Paul Bouchey, CFA

Paul Bouchey, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Parametric Seattle Investment Center
Joined Parametric Portfolio Associates 2006

Paul Bouchey is chief investment officer of Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. Paul Bouchey leads Parametric's Investment, Research and Strategy activities. He is responsible for setting the overall research agenda and new product development. He joined Parametric in 2006.

Paul began his career in the investment management industry in 1994. Before joining Parametric, Paul was a senior researcher at Russell Investment Group, where he focused on simulation, optimization and quantitative decision models for institutional and private clients.

Paul earned a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Whitman College and an M.S. in computational finance and risk management from the University of Washington. He holds a patent on cross-sectional volatility indexing and has authored more than 10 academic and practitioner articles in journals such as The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Wealth Management and The Journal of Index Investing. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Whitman College
  • M.S. University of Washington

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

Biography
Timothy W. Atwill, Ph.D., CFA

Timothy W. Atwill, Ph.D., CFA

Head of Investment Strategy
Parametric Seattle Investment Center
Joined Parametric Portfolio Associates 2010

Tim Atwill is head of investment strategy with Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He leads Parametric's investment strategy team and is responsible for managing the continued evolution of Parametric's investment strategies and communicating these strategies to external audiences.

Before joining Parametric, Tim was affiliated with Russell Investments in its manager research unit, performing due diligence duties for the firm's consulting clients, and in its trading group, implementing derivative strategies for institutional clients. Previously, he was a non-life actuary and portfolio manager at Safeco Insurance Company.

Tim earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Reed College and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Dartmouth College. He holds the FCAS designation from the Casualty Actuarial Society and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Reed College
  • Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2016

Biography
Thomas Seto

Thomas Seto

Head of Investment Management
Parametric Seattle Investment Center
Joined Parametric Portfolio Associates 1998

Thomas Seto is head of investment management with Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. Tom is responsible for all portfolio management and trading at the Seattle Investment Center, and is a member of the executive committee. He joined Parametric in 1998.

Tom began his career in the investment management industry in 1991. Before joining Parametric, he served as the head of U.S. equity index investments at Barclays Global Investors.

Tom earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Education
  • B.S. University of Washington
  • M.B.A Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception


Literature

Literature

Attribution

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Full Prospectus

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