Frontier Markets ETF Overview

Frontier markets ETFs invest in the equity of companies outside of the developed and emerging economic development categories. These developing countries are usually considered too small to be emerging markets, and their financial markets are too illiquid for investors. They are considered the riskiest markets, but many analysts believe there are pricing inefficiencies that investors can take advantage.

With 6 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Frontier Markets ETFs have total assets under management of $937.48M. The average expense ratio is 0.67%. Frontier Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Frontier Markets ETF is the VanEck Vietnam ETF VNM with $424.71M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Frontier Markets ETF was VNAM at --. The most recent ETF launched in the Frontier Markets space was the Global X MSCI Vietnam ETF VNAM on 12/07/21.

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Countries In Review: January 2022

Emerging market country ETFs stood out from the pack in December.

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Countries In Review: January 2022

Emerging market country ETFs stood out from the pack in December.

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Countries In Review: November/December 2021

Emerging market country ETFs stood out from the pack in October.

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Countries In Review: October 2021

Latin America ETFs demonstrated strong performance in August.

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Countries In Review: July/August 2021

Brazil stood out among country ETFs in June.

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Argentine Stocks Fall On MSCI Downgrade

Currency controls led to the index provider dropping the country from emerging market status.

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Countries In Review: April 2021

February featured mixed performance for country ETFs, with Peru leading the way.

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Countries In Review: March 2021

January featured mixed performance for country ETFs.

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Countries In Review: January 2021

Country ETFs recorded positive performance in November.