Middle East and Africa ETF Overview

Middle East and 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.

With 14 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Middle East and Africa ETFs have total assets under management of $2.01B. The average expense ratio is 0.64%. 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 $1.02B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Middle East and Africa ETF was QAT at 10.06%. The most recent ETF launched in the Middle East and Africa space was the iShares MSCI Kuwait ETF KWT on 09/01/20.

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