This excerpt taken from the EFA DEF 14A filed Sep 2, 2009.
Information about the Adviser
The Adviser is located at 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. It is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of BGI, which in turn is currently an indirect subsidiary of Barclays. BGI is located at 400 Howard
Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 and Barclays is located at 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP, United Kingdom. As of June 30, 2009, BGI and its affiliates, including the Adviser, provided investment advisory services for assets in excess of $1.68 trillion. BGI, the Adviser, Barclays and their affiliates deal, trade and invest for their own accounts in the types of securities in which the Funds may also invest. The names and principal occupations of the directors and officers of the Adviser are set forth in Appendix F. Following the closing of the Transaction, it is expected that the Adviser will be a subsidiary of BlackRock.
The Adviser provides investment advisory services to certain other registered funds that may have investment objectives and policies similar to those of the Funds. The table set forth in Appendix E lists such other registered mutual funds advised by the Adviser, the net assets of those funds, and the management fees the Adviser received from those funds during the fiscal years ended on the dates noted.