AFK

VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF
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AFK Fund Description

AFK tracks the MVIS GDP Africa Index, a GDP and market-cap-weighted index of companies generating a majority of their revenues in Africa.

AFK Factset Analytics Insight

AFK is the sole choice for broad Africa coverage in an ETF. Regarding country exposure within Africa, AFK's index focuses on GDP rather than market cap. This places the emphasis on each country's economic footprint rather than the market value of equity. The distinction is also significant as Nigeria recently surpassed South Africa as the continent’s GDP leader—a change that will boost Nigeria's presence in the portfolio. AFK’s index takes a broad approach to eligibility: It includes companies that earn a majority of revenues in Africa, rather than restricting eligibility to companies domiciled in the continent. The fund is decently sized in terms of assets under management Still, any fund covering countries like Nigeria and Egypt won't be cheap to hold or to trade. AFK charges 81 bps and trades at reasonable spreads, given context of exposure.

AFK MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of December 13, 2018 the VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.64 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. AFK ranks in the 95th percentile within its peer group and in the 55th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

AFK CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 12/13/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
AFK 0.39% -3.70% -18.27% -15.72% 7.17% -5.51% 1.94%
AFK (NAV) 1.13% -2.31% -17.39% -11.72% 7.26% -5.24% 2.33%
MVIS GDP Africa Index -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.33%
MSCI Emerging Frontier Markets Africa Index 2.84% -1.94% -24.23% -13.71% 9.47% -0.74% 7.08%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

AFK Top 10 Countries

AFK Top 10 Sectors

AFK Top 10 Holdings [View All]

AFK Summary Data

VanEck
07/10/08
Open-Ended Fund
0.84%
$56.37M
$118.23K
0.43%

AFK Portfolio Data

$13.14B
14.48
1.92
2.41%
12/17/18
76

AFK Index Data

MVIS GDP Africa Index
Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI Emerging Frontier Markets Africa Index

AFK Portfolio Management

0.84%
-0.82%
2.19%
-2.97%

AFK Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

AFK Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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AFK Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/14/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of AFK. AFK is rated a 1 out of 5.

AFK Tradability

5,761
$118.23K
4,159
$86.20K
0.43%
$0.09
-0.07%
3.73% / -1.95%
None
26.00%
50,000
0.08
0.10%
3.82%
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$20.46
1

AFK Sector/Industry Breakdown


AFK
Segment Benchmark
35.63%
30.61%
20.71%
5.44%
11.69%
6.85%
10.23%
6.56%
7.81%
25.99%
7.00%
6.61%
4.69%
5.92%
1.35%
2.68%
0.89%
2.05%

AFK TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

7.94%
5.33%
4.85%
4.56%
4.50%
4.06%
3.43%
3.14%
3.07%
45.1%

AFK Countries


AFK
Segment Benchmark
30.84%
90.38%
17.14%
2.63%
11.71%
0.14%
11.66%
--
11.15%
2.22%
8.83%
1.66%
4.18%
1.87%
3.21%
--
1.27%
--
--
0.57%

AFK Regions


AFK
Segment Benchmark
72.15%
99.86%
14.87%
--
11.71%
0.14%
1.27%
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AFK Economic Development


AFK
Segment Benchmark
72.15%
99.86%
27.85%
0.14%

AFK Performance Statistics

0.84
0.49
0.47
0.52
1.12%
MSCI Emerging Frontier Markets Africa Index

AFK MSCI ESG Ratings

5.64 / 10
94.96
54.67
3.45%
0.53%
307.76

AFK BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

76
87
58
36.33%

AFK BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


AFK
Segment Benchmark
76
87
$13.14B
$28.84B
14.48
12.56
1.92
2.17
3.45%
3.34%
Medium
High

AFK BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


AFK
Segment Benchmark
17.19%
42.36%
55.45%
44.70%
27.35%
12.87%
0.00%
0.08%