Middle East and Africa ETF Overview

Middle East & Africa ETFs invest in the equity of companies from the Middle East and Africa region. The region is known for its rich energy and minerals sector, alongside a buoyant financial industry and a nascent technology sector.

Middle East & Africa ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 14 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Middle East and Africa ETFs gather total assets under management of $1.64B. The average expense ratio is 0.65%. Middle East and Africa ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Middle East and Africa ETF is the iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF KSA with $708.75M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Middle East and Africa ETF was the ITEQ at 23.61%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Middle East and Africa space was the Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF FLZA in 10/10/18.

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 Countries In Review: December 2019

Frontier markets trailed developed and emerging markets in October

Features and News

Giant Saudi Oil IPO Coming To ETFs

Next month’s Saudi Aramco IPO could be the largest ever and will mark the debut of the world’s most valuable publicly traded company.

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 Countries In Review: November 2019

Emerging markets had a few trouble spots

Features and News

Worst Performing ETFs Of The Year

These funds have losses ranging from 16% to 33%.

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Countries In Review: October 2019

In a grim month, only two country ETFs saw positive returns.

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Countries In Review: September 2019

Country ETFs had an uninspiring month in July.

Features and News

ETFs With The Lowest Valuations

The lowest valuations can be found in ETFs with international exposure.

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Emerging Markets' Wild Ride

The first half of 2019 was a roller coaster for the space.

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Countries In Review: August 2019

Country ETFs were mostly up in June.