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List of Africa ETFs

Updated Dec 31, 2019
African exchange-traded funds (ETF) invest in stocks of the companies which are usually based in the large African continent, or in the stocks of those companies which derive a significant part of revenue and income from the business operations in that region. Though a lot of countries belonging to the African continent are considered as under-developed or developing nations, the resource rich continent offers a lot of promising potential with its diversified economic aspects and growing population.

How African ETFs Work?

Africa ETFs focus on investing in the companies which are either domiciled in the African continent or have their business operations running in the region. African economy thrives on a variety of sectors which include agriculture, energy, infrastructure, mining, drilling and exploration, and manufacturing. The governments of various countries in the natural resource abundant continent have also established trade blocs, regional economic organizations, specialized economic zones and multilateral organizations to boost the economic growth in the region. Such Africa-focused ETFs may at times also extend their investments to companies which are based in Middle East, as the large geographical region called the 'Middle East and Africa' also hosts a lot of promising potential. In essence, all such Africa ETFs invest in the securities of the local companies. Most ETFs follow a blend investment strategy (see list of Blend ETFs.) and are mostly classified under the small-cap or multi-cap investments, or emerging markets or foreign market investments in terms of regional exposure. Such Africa ETFs are preferred by investors who may believe in the potential of the new unexplored market which is yet to see the best of the developed market economics.
Following is the list of all 14 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Africa category:

All Africa ETFs

List of All Africa ETFs

TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
No. of
FLZAFranklin FTSE South Africa ETFFLZA tracks a market-cap-weighted index of South African mid- and large-cap equities ...Full Details0.19%81Semi-AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
FLSAFranklin FTSE Saudi Arabia ETFFLSA tracks a market-cap-weighted index of Saudi Arabian mid- and large-cap equities. ...Full Details0.39%45Semi-AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
EZAiShares MSCI South Africa ETFThe iShares MSCI South Africa ETF tracks the performance of a market-cap-weighted index of South African stocks. It captures 85% of the publicly available market, excluding all small-caps. ...Full Details0.62%62Semi-AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
QATiShares MSCI Qatar ETFThe iShares MSCI Qatar ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of large-, mid- and small-cap Qatari companies. ...Full Details0.62%28Semi-AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
UAEiShares MSCI UAE ETFThe iShares MSCI UAE ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of large-, mid- and small-cap UAE companies. The single largest stock is capped at 25%, and all stocks exceeding 5% can't sum to more than 50%. ...Full Details0.62%33Semi-AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
KSAiShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETFThe iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of Saudi Arabian firms covering 99% of the market cap spectrum. ...Full Details0.74%73Semi-AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
GULFWisdomTree Middle East Dividend FundThe WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund tracks a dividend-weighted index of investable companies from Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Oman and Jordan. ...Full Details0.88%98QuarterlyEmerging Markets Equities
EGPTVanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETFThe VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of companies that derive at least 50% of revenues from Egypt. ...Full Details0.94%27AnnuallyEmerging Markets Equities
EISiShares MSCI Israel ETFThe iShares MSCI Israel ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of Israeli firms. ...Full Details0.62%76Semi-AnnuallyForeign Large Cap Equities
AFKVanEck Vectors Africa Index ETFThe VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF tracks the MVIS GDP Africa Index, a GDP and market-cap-weighted index of companies generating a majority of their revenues in Africa. ...Full Details0.84%80AnnuallyForeign Large Cap Equities
NGEGlobal X MSCI Nigeria ETFThe Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of about 20 companies that are headquartered or listed in Nigeria and carry out the majority of their operations in Nigeria. ...Full Details0.88%21AnnuallyForeign Large Cap Equities
ISRAVanEck Vectors Israel ETFThe VanEck Vectors Israel ETF tracks a cap-weighted, committee-reviewed index of Israeli and Israeli-linked companies. ...Full Details0.59%136AnnuallyGlobal Equities
IZRLARK Israel Innovative Technology ETFIZRL tracks an equally weighted index of Israeli technology companies focused on health technology, communications, technology services, electronic technology, consumer services, or producer manufacturing. ...Full Details0.49%43AnnuallySmall Cap Blend Equities
ITEQBlueStar Israel Technology ETFThe BlueStar Israel Technology ETF tracks an index composed of Israeli technology companies listed globally. ...Full Details0.75%73AnnuallyTechnology Equities

All Africa ETFs

Where do Africa ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Africa exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors: Since this is a category of regionally focused investments, most of the companies are local. They include Naspers Ltd., Itissalat Al Maghrib Ste SA, Safaricom Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, Attijariwafa Bank SA, Commercial International Bank Egypt SAE, Tullow Oil PLC, Banque Centrale Populaire SA, Endeavour Mining Corp., and Zenith Bank PLC.

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