List of Frontier Market ETFs
Interest in Frontier Markets has increased over the last few years, prompting investors and issuers alike to find methods of investing in these markets. Given the general difficulty in trading shares due to restricted access and liquidity problems, exchange traded funds (ETFs) tend to be the best way for interested parties to add a degree of Frontier Market exposure to their portfolios.
Frontier Market News will focus primarily on ETFs that have a significant proportion of their holdings in Frontier Markets (there may me a few Emerging Market ETFs with a traceable amount of Frontier Market holdings, but these will not be considered). The tables below split the Frontier Market ETFs into four categories:
Global – these ETFs have holdings in multiple countries across the world in order to gain exposure across a wide variety of nations.
Regional – these ETFs usually allow exposure into a specific continent or region. They are not as wide ranging as global ETFs, but they are much more broad that country-specific ETFs.
Country-Specific – these ETFs focus on one particular country, allowing investors to pinpoint the exact nation that they want to increase their exposure to.
Proposed ETFs – ETFs under this category have been proposed, filed or are almost ready for launch on an exchange.
(last update: 21st May 2017)
Global Frontier Market ETFs
ETFs that have holdings in multiple countries across the world.
|FM||iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF||Blackrock|
|HYEM||Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF||VanEck|
|EMHY||iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF||Blackrock|
|FRN||Guggenheim Frontier Markets ETF||Guggenheim|
|IGEM||EM Investment Grade + BB Rated USD Sovereign Bond ETF||VanEck|
|BBRC||Columbia Beyond BRICs ETF||Columbia Threadneedle|
|EMFM||Next Emerging & Frontier ETF||Global X|
Regional Frontier Market ETFs
ETFs that allow exposure into a specific continent or region.
|AFK||Vectors Africa Index ETF||VanEck|
|GULF||Middle East Dividend Fund||WisdomTree|
|MES||Gulf States Index ETF||VanEck|
|GAF||SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF||SPDR|
|AMIB50||Big50 ex-SA ETF||Cloud Atlas|
Country-Specific Frontier Market ETFs
ETFs that focus on one particular country.
|ARGT||MSCI Argentina ETF||Global X|
|EGPT||Egypt Index ETF||Van Eck|
|NGE||MSCI Nigeria ETF||Global X|
|PAK||MSCI Pakistan ETF||Global X|
|QAT||iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF||Blackrock|
|KSA||iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF||Blackrock|
|UAE||iShares MSCI UAE Capped ETF||Blackrock|
|UAETF||S&P UAE UCITS ETF||Afkar|
|TSE30||TSE 30 Iran Index ETF||Turqoise|
|O9C||MSCI Bangladesh IM Index UCITS ETF||Deutsche Bank|
|HD9||FTSE Vietnam UCITS ETF||Deutsche Bank|
|O9D||MSCI Pakistan IM Index UCITS ETF||Deutsche Bank|
|AGT||iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF||Blackrock|
These are Frontier Market ETFs that have either been proposed or are currently in the pipeline.
|Saudi Arabian IPO ETF||Tadawul/MSCI||Proposed|