Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2024

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.

After-tax returns are calculated using certain assumptions, including using the highest individual federal income tax rates in effect at the time of the distributions and do not reflect the impact of state/local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on a shareholder's tax situation and the actual characterization of distributions and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns are not relevant to shareholders who hold shares in tax-deferred accounts or shares held by nontaxable entities. Return After Taxes on Distributions may be the same as Return Before Taxes for the same period because no taxable distributions were made during that period. Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares may be greater than or equal to Return After Taxes on Distributions for the same period because of losses realized on the sale of Fund shares. Before-tax and after-tax returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Max Sales Charge: 5.25%.
 

Fund Facts as of Apr 30, 2024

Class A Inception 05/30/2003
Investment Objective After-tax total return
Total Net Assets
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio2 1.20%
CUSIP 277923108

Top 10 Holdings (%)3,4 as of Mar 31, 2024

Microsoft Corp 3.95
Eli Lilly & Co 3.80
Novo Nordisk A/S 3.31
ASML Holding NV 2.80
Amazon.com Inc 2.68
Apple Inc 2.64
EOG Resources Inc 2.30
Alphabet Inc - CL C 2.26
NVIDIA Corp 2.26
Volvo AB 1.71
Total 27.71
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Mar 31, 2024

Time Period Rating Funds in
Global Large-Stock Blend
Category
Overall 338
3 Years 338
5 Years 300
10 Years 202
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.

©2024 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.
 

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

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

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. Changes in the dividend policies of companies could make it difficult to provide a predictable level of income. 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. Dividend capture strategies may result in higher portfolio turnover, increased trading costs and potential for capital loss or gains. When interest rates rise, the value of preferred stocks will generally decline. Market conditions may limit the ability to generate tax losses or to generate dividend income taxed at favorable tax rates. The Fund's ability to utilize various tax-managed techniques may be curtailed or eliminated by tax legislation regulation or interpretation. 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.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2024

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.

After-tax returns are calculated using certain assumptions, including using the highest individual federal income tax rates in effect at the time of the distributions and do not reflect the impact of state/local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on a shareholder's tax situation and the actual characterization of distributions and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns are not relevant to shareholders who hold shares in tax-deferred accounts or shares held by nontaxable entities. Return After Taxes on Distributions may be the same as Return Before Taxes for the same period because no taxable distributions were made during that period. Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares may be greater than or equal to Return After Taxes on Distributions for the same period because of losses realized on the sale of Fund shares. Before-tax and after-tax returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Max Sales Charge: 5.25%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund at NAV 3.10 2.97 1.88 20.02 -11.44 28.50 14.34 23.08 -18.76 25.01
MSCI World Index1 4.94 -0.87 7.51 22.40 -8.71 27.67 15.90 21.82 -18.14 23.79
 

Fund Facts

Class A Inception 05/30/2003
Expense Ratio2 1.20%
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information as of Apr 30, 2024

Distribution Rate at NAV 4.20%
SEC 30-day Yield5 1.07%
 

Risk Measures (3 Year)6 as of Apr 30, 2024

Alpha (%) -0.05
Beta 1.02
R-Squared (%) 97.72
Standard Deviation (%) 17.69
Sharpe Ratio 0.16
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Mar 31, 2024

Time Period Rating Funds in
Global Large-Stock Blend
Category
Overall 338
3 Years 338
5 Years 300
10 Years 202
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.

©2024 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
May 29, 2024 $17.08 -$0.18
May 28, 2024 $17.26 $0.01
May 24, 2024 $17.25 $0.12
May 23, 2024 $17.13 -$0.08
May 22, 2024 $17.21 -$0.06
May 21, 2024 $17.27 -$0.02
May 20, 2024 $17.29 $0.01
May 17, 2024 $17.28 $0.01
May 16, 2024 $17.27 -$0.11
May 15, 2024 $17.38 $0.18
 

Distribution History7

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
May 21, 2024 $0.05750 $17.27
Apr 19, 2024 $0.05750 $16.24
Mar 19, 2024 $0.05750 $16.90
Feb 21, 2024 $0.05750 $16.40
Jan 19, 2024 $0.05750 $15.85
Dec 19, 2023 $0.05750 $15.83
Nov 21, 2023 $0.05750 $15.17
Oct 19, 2023 $0.05750 $14.31
Sep 19, 2023 $0.05750 $14.87
Aug 21, 2023 $0.05750 $14.85
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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 History7

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 21, 2021 $0.67540 $16.88
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.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

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. Changes in the dividend policies of companies could make it difficult to provide a predictable level of income. 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. Dividend capture strategies may result in higher portfolio turnover, increased trading costs and potential for capital loss or gains. When interest rates rise, the value of preferred stocks will generally decline. Market conditions may limit the ability to generate tax losses or to generate dividend income taxed at favorable tax rates. The Fund's ability to utilize various tax-managed techniques may be curtailed or eliminated by tax legislation regulation or interpretation. 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.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)4,8,9 as of Mar 31, 2024

Portfolio Statistics as of Mar 31, 2024

Average Market Cap $501.7B
Price/Earnings Ratio 16.09
Number of Holdings 122
Price/Book Ratio 2.55
Last Capital Gain Date Never
Active Share10 70.39%
 

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)4,8 as of Mar 31, 2024

Assets by Country (%)4 as of Mar 31, 2024

United States 49.46
Sweden 8.54
Switzerland 5.83
Denmark 5.37
France 5.36
United Kingdom 4.93
Netherlands 4.46
Spain 3.26
Germany 2.61
Finland 2.48
Total 100.00
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Geographic Mix (%)4 as of Mar 31, 2024

North America 49.60
Europe 44.27
Asia/Pacific 4.93
Latin America/Caribbean 0.45
Africa 0.09
Cash & Other Assets 0.66
Total 100.00
 

Fund Holdings (%)4,11 as of Mar 31, 2024

Holding % of Net Assets
S&P500 EMINI FUT Jun24 13.30%
Microsoft Corp 3.92%
Eli Lilly & Co 3.77%
Novo Nordisk A/S 3.28%
ASML Holding NV 2.78%
Amazon.com Inc 2.66%
Apple Inc 2.62%
EOG Resources Inc 2.28%
Alphabet Inc - CL C 2.24%
NVIDIA Corp 2.24%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

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. Changes in the dividend policies of companies could make it difficult to provide a predictable level of income. 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. Dividend capture strategies may result in higher portfolio turnover, increased trading costs and potential for capital loss or gains. When interest rates rise, the value of preferred stocks will generally decline. Market conditions may limit the ability to generate tax losses or to generate dividend income taxed at favorable tax rates. The Fund's ability to utilize various tax-managed techniques may be curtailed or eliminated by tax legislation regulation or interpretation. 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.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Management

Christopher M. Dyer, CFA

Christopher M. Dyer, CFA

Managing Director, Co-Head of Eaton Vance Equity
Joined Eaton Vance 2015

Biography

Chris is a managing director of Morgan Stanley. He is co-head of Eaton Vance Equity. In addition, Chris is co-head of the Eaton Vance Equity Global team and a portfolio manager for Eaton Vance and Calvert global and international equity portfolios. Chris serves on the Morgan Stanley Investment Management Operating Committee. He joined Eaton Vance in 2015. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Chris began his career in the asset management industry in 2001. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was managing director and head of European equity for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he was affiliated since 2001.

Chris earned a B.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. Georgetown University
  • M.B.A. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

Other funds managed
 
Derek J.V. DiGregorio

Derek J.V. DiGregorio

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager
Joined Eaton Vance 2006

Biography

Derek is an executive director of Morgan Stanley and a vice president of Eaton Vance Trust Company. He is head of Equity Income Solutions and a portfolio manager on a number of Eaton Vance global and domestic equity income funds, with particular experience in dividend investing, equity portfolio tax-management, and equity portfolio strategy implementation. Derek began his career in the investment management industry in 2006 with Eaton Vance. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Derek earned a B.S. from Bates College and an MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Education
  • B.S. Bates College
  • M.B.A. Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

Other funds managed
 

Literature

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