IXUS offers an extremely broad portfolio of international equities, tracking the same index that we use for our segment benchmark. Naturally, IXUS captures the global equities market well, with negligible tilts despite constructing its portfolio around half as many different holdings. Unlike some peer funds, IXUS provides comprehensive small-cap exposure, and overall it captures the market well. The fund utilizes a securities lending program that claws back some of the expenses. IXUS fully lives up to the promise of a core holding, with broad, deep and unbiased coverage.