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Fund Objective

The SPDR® MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.

Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.

Fund Information

As of   01/19/2017
Ticker Symbol CWI
Primary Benchmark MSCI ACWI ex USA Index
CUSIP 78463X848
Options Available Yes
Gross Expense Ratio

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

Net Expense Ratio

The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive its advisory fee and reimburse certain expenses, until January 31, 2017, so that the Net annual Fund operating expenses of the Fund will be limited to 0.30% of the Fund’s average daily net assets before application of any fees and expenses not paid by the Adviser under the Investment Advisory Agreement. Such fees and expenses paid by the Adviser are limited to certain direct operating expenses of the Fund and, therefore, do not include the Fund’s acquired fund fees and expenses, if any. The contractual fee waiver does not provide for the recoupment by the Adviser of any fees the Adviser previously waived. The Adviser may continue the waiver from year to year, but there is no guarantee that the Adviser will do so and after January 31, 2017, the waiver may be cancelled or modified at any time.

Inception Date 01/10/2007
Investment Manager SSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Management Team Global Equity Beta Solutions
Distributor State Street Global Markets, LLC
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual

Fund Characteristics

As of   01/18/2017
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth

The Estimated 3-5 Year EPS Growth 

Based on the underlying holdings of the fund. The actual earnings estimates for the underlying holdings are provided by FactSet, First Call, I/B/E/S Consensus, and Reuters and are used to calculate a mean 3-5 year EPS growth rate estimate.

Number of Holdings 975
Price/Book Ratio

Price/Book Ratio

The weighted harmonic average of closing market price divided by the most recent reported book value for each security in the fund’s portfolio as calculated for the last twelve months.

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Closing price divided by the sum of the forecasted fiscal year earnings per share.

Weighted Average Market Cap $53,334.36 M


As of   01/17/2017
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield (Standardized Yield) 

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized Yield)

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price that does not take into account expense ratio subsidizations.

Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield is the sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

Index Dividend Yield

Index Dividend Yield is the weighted average of the underlyings' indicated annual dividend divided by price, expressed as a percentage.


Index Characteristics

As of   12/31/2016
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth 10.69%
Number of Holdings 1,856
Price/Cash Flow 7.51
Price/Earnings 16.35
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1 15.26
Return On Equity 13.52%

Fund Documents

Fund Market Price

As of   01/18/2017
Bid/Ask $32.36
Closing Price $32.36
Day High $32.49
Day Low $32.30
Exchange Volume (shares)

The Exchange Volume represents the volume of shares traded on the ETF's primary exchange throughout the previous business day.


Premium/Discount to NAV

Premium/Discount to NAV shows the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds calculated as ((4PM Bid/Ask – Closing NAV)  /  Closing NAV * 100)

Premium Discount to Nav Chart

Fund Net Asset Value


Market value of a mutual fund's and ETF's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding

As of   01/18/2017
NAV $32.46
Shares Outstanding 32.00 M
Total Net Assets $1,038.62 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History XLS

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of   01/18/2017
Net Cash Amount $1,527,569.48

Index Statistics

As of   12/31/2016
Weighted Average Market Cap $40,568.06 M

Purchase Information

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Performance Graphs

Month End as of 12/31/2016

Fund Inception Date: 01/10/2007

Index Inception Date: 12/31/1987

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Fund Top Holdings

Subject to change.

As of   01/18/2017
Name Weight Shares Held
Nestle S.A. 1.33 % 187,692
Novartis AG 0.98 % 141,734
Roche Holding Ltd Genusssch. 0.94 % 41,359
HSBC Holdings plc 0.92 % 1,143,625
Toyota Motor Corp. 0.92 % 160,100
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. GDR RegS 0.91 % 11,949
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 0.83 % 335,900
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR 0.82 % 289,728
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.68 % 256,453
Total SA 0.68 % 136,704
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Index Top Holdings

As of 12/31/2016
Name Weight
Nestle S.A. 1.28 %
Novartis AG 0.93 %
HSBC Holdings plc 0.92 %
Roche Holding Ltd Genusssch. 0.92 %
Toyota Motor Corp. 0.91 %
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 0.85 %
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 0.80 %
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 0.80 %
BP p.l.c. 0.68 %
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class A 0.68 %

Fund Sector Allocation

As of  01/18/2017
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Index Sector Allocation

As of  12/31/2016
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Fund Country Weights

As of  01/18/2017
Japan 17.02%
United Kingdom 12.69%
Canada 7.18%
France 6.81%
Germany 6.47%
Switzerland 6.20%
China 6.08%
Australia 5.49%
South Korea 3.45%
Taiwan 2.66%
Hong Kong 2.44%
Netherlands 2.41%
Spain 2.17%
Sweden 1.98%
Brazil 1.81%
India 1.69%
South Africa 1.60%
Italy 1.41%
Denmark 1.13%
Singapore 0.99%
Belgium 0.96%
Russia 0.90%
Mexico 0.81%
Finland 0.69%
Indonesia 0.55%
Malaysia 0.53%
Norway 0.49%
Israel 0.47%
Thailand 0.45%
Ireland 0.33%
Philippines 0.32%
Chile 0.30%
Turkey 0.28%
Austria 0.24%
Poland 0.24%
Colombia 0.13%
Hungary 0.13%
New Zealand 0.11%
Peru 0.11%
Greece 0.10%
Egypt 0.08%
Portugal 0.07%
United Arab Emirates 0.01%
Qatar 0.01%

After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of the SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.

The funds or securities referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such funds or securities or any index on which such funds or securities are based.  The Prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with SSGA Funds Management, Inc and any related funds.

MSCI - Net total return indices reinvest dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, using (for international indices) a tax rate applicable to non-resident institutional investors who do not benefit from double taxation treaties.

Global Equity Beta Solutions

Co-Head, Global Equity Beta Solutions Michael J. Feehily Senior Managing Director Show Bio

Mike is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions in the Americas. He is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team, is the Chairperson for the firm's Trade Management Oversight Committee, and is a voting member on the North America Product Committee.

Mike rejoined SSGA in 2010 after spending four years in State Street Global Markets where he helped to build the Global Exposure Solutions business. This group created and managed portfolios that were designed to meet the short-term market exposure needs of our institutional clients. Prior to this Mike had been Head of the US Passive Equity Team within SSGA, which he originally joined in 1997. He began his career at State Street within the Global Services division in 1992.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College in Finance, Investments, and Economics. He received an MBA in Finance from Bentley College and also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. Mike is also a former member of the Russell Index Client Advisory Board.

Portfolio Manager Karl A. Schneider Vice President Show Bio

Karl Schneider, CAIA, is a Vice President of SSGA and Deputy Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions (GEBS) in the Americas. He also serves as a senior portfolio manager for a number of the group's passive equity portfolios. Previously within GEBS, he served as a portfolio manager and product specialist for US equity strategies and synthetic beta strategies, including commodities, buy/write, and hedge fund replication. He is also a member of the S&P Dow Jones US Equities Index Advisory Panel.

Prior to joining the GEBS team, Mr. Schneider worked as a portfolio manager in SSGA's Currency Management Group, managing both active currency selection and traditional passive hedging overlay portfolios. He joined SSGA in 1997.

Mr. Schneider holds a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College and also an MS in Finance from Boston College. He has earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a member of the CAIA Association.

Portfolio Manager Michael J. Finocchi Principal Show Bio

Michael Finocchi is a Principal within SSGA and a Portfolio Manager in the Global Equity Beta Solutions Group. Prior to assuming his current role in March 2012, Mr. Finocchi was a Senior Manager in Portfolio Administration responsible for the operations of funds managed by Global Equity Beta Solutions. Before joining SSGA in 2005, he worked for Investors Bank & trust as a Senior Tax Analyst following his role in custody servicing BGI.

Mr. Finocchi holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from BU's Questrom School of Business as well as a BA in history and business studies from Providence College.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.


The MSCI ACWI ex-USA Index is a float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging market countries excluding the United States.

Important Risk Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations, all of which may be magnified in emerging markets.

The Fund invests by sampling the Index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics which may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the Index.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.

Premium Discount to NAV

As of  01/18/2017
Ticker NAV Close Bid/Ask Mid Pt Premium/ Discount
SPDR® MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF CWI $32.46 $32.36 $32.36 -0.28%
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The above information is provided to show the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.