Frontier Markets ETF

 

Current Frontier Markets Index available.

FTSE Frontier 50 - This frontier market index of 50 stocks is from an eligible universe of 23 frontier countries. FTSE has 5 criteria that a frontier market must meet to be included in its frontier market index. They include free repatriation of capital, an independent regulatory authority, basic transparency in pricing and reporting, a minimum capitalization of $750 million, and basic clearing and settlement facilities. The 50 frontier stocks included in the FTSE Frontier 50 are from Vietnam, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, Mauritius Kenya, Nigeria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, Estonia, and Slovenia.

S&P/IFCG Extended Frontier Markets Index - Index constituents are drawn from markets such as Bahrain, Cambodia, Colombia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cote d’Ivoire, Georgia, Jordan, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kenya, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and Vietnam among others. Companies must have a minimum of $50 million market cap in order to be included in this frontier market index. No frontier country can have a weight of greater than 15% in the index, and no one stock can represent more than 10% of this frontier index.

MSCI Frontier Emerging Markets Index - This is an index that tracks stocks in both frontier and smaller emerging markets including Egypt, Argentina, Pakistan, Peru and the Philippines. This index was designed to serve as a benchmark for the smaller countries in its emerging markets index, and it also includes all markets in its frontier markets index. The following countries that are in the MSCI Frontier Emerging Markets Index will not be included in the new MSCI Frontier Emerging Markets APEX Index: Ukraine, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

 

 

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