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 $1.83B. 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 $833.60M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Middle East and Africa ETF was the ITEQ at 40.31%. 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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