This ETF offers style-specific exposure to developed economies outside of North America, making EFV a potentially useful tool for investors looking to maintain a value stock bias in their long-term portfolio or to put a tactical tilt on international equity exposure. By focusing on stocks that generally exhibit lower pricing multiples and higher dividend yields, EFV offers targeted exposure to an asset sub-class that may perform well relative to the broader universe in certain environments. EFV is broad-based in nature, including hundreds of individual stocks across a number of different regions and more than a dozen countries. It should be noted, however, that there is some significant overlap between this fund and its value counterpart, EFG; these ETFs are based on indexes that use broad value and growth criteria, and as such the risk/return profile may be slightly different than expected. Alternatives to EFV may include dividend-weighted ETFs such as DTH and DWM; while not explicitly value funds, the weighting methodology will generally skew exposure towards value companies. Those seeking to cast a wider net in this international equity space may prefer EFA, or better yet the low-cost VEA.