Equity: Global Infrastructure
With 8 ETFs and over $7.04B in combined AUM, the Equity: Global Infrastructure segment provides exposure to the Global space with a focus on Theme securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ), with a total return of 18.93%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF) with $3.17BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. NFRA tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global infrastructure companies from developed and emerging markets. NFRA has an expense ratio of 0.47% and tracks the STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: Global Infrastructure segment is 75 out of 100, with the SPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETF(GII) obtaining the highest rating of 89 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.52% per year, with the Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF (INFR) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.40% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.20%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: Global Infrastructure segment is 72 out of 100, with the FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund(NFRA) obtaining the highest rating of 93 out of 100.
The iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 12.36M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA), with $7.66M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the AGFiQ Global Infrastructure ETF(GLIF), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to . This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, follows a strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.