EGShares Files For Slew Of Emerging Market ETFs

by on December 9, 2011

Emerging Global Advisors, the only U.S.-based ETF issuer focusing exclusively on emerging markets ETFs, laid the groundwork for a basket of 11 new funds, including a handful of first-to-market product proposals. The New York-based issuer will look to beef up its already extensive lineup of international offerings during a time when investors are scrambling for exposure that can evade the ongoing Euro zone debt drama, and emerging markets may offer a source of uncorrelated returns [See Special Report: Emerging Market ETFs In Focus] .

The recent SEC proposal featured plans for several emerging market country-specific and sector-specific products, as well as a handful of dividend focused funds. The filing included:

Small Cap

  • EGShares Turkey Small Cap ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Turkey Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% [see Turkey ETF Looks Delicious]. Its underlying portfolio will consist of 30 small cap equities that are domiciled in Turkey and have a market capitalization between $100 million and $2 billion.
  • EGShares South Africa Small Cap ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX South Africa Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% [see Africa-Centric ETFdb Portfolio]. The underlying portfolio will consist of 30 small cap companies domiciled in South Africa that have a market cap between $100 million and $2 billion.
  • EGShares Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Small Cap ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. Its underlying portfolio will consist of 50 small cap equities spread out across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. 
  • EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer Small Cap ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Emerging Markets Consumer Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. The underlying portfolio will include 30 leading companies in the consumer goods and services industries spread out across several emerging markets.

Sector-Specific

  • EGShares India Consumer Goods ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX India Consumer Goods Index and charge an expense fee of 0.89%. Its underlying market cap-weighted portfolio of 30 securities will include allocations to food & beverage, household goods, personal goods, general & drug retail, and tobacco companies. 
  • EGShares Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Consumer ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Consumer Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% [see Special Report: China ETFs In Focus]. The ETF will feature exposure to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, focusing on small cap businesses in the following sectors: automobiles & parts, food & beverage,  household goods, travel & leisure, personal goods,  general & drug retail.
  • EGShares Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Emerging Markets Real Estate Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% [see Examining Three Global Real Estate ETFs]. This ETF will include 30 emerging market companies whose operations involve developing, managing, financing, and supporting the real estate industry. 
  • EGShares Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Infrastructure ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Infrastructure ETF and charge and expense fee of 0.85% [see Closer Look At Defensive Emerging Market ETFs]. Its underlying portfolio will include 30 companies spread out across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines who operate in the following industries: construction & engineering, basic materials, independent power producers, metals & mining, and wireless telecommunication services. 

Divided Focused

  • EGShares Emerging Markets Balanced Income ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Emerging Markets Balanced Income Index and charge an expense fee of 0.75%. The underlying index is dividend yield-weighted and consists of 40 emerging market companies that are deemed to exhibit relatively low volatility and have payed dividends consistently over the last three years [see Dividend ETF Investing: Four Critical Factors To Consider]. 
  • EGShares Low Volatility China Dividend ETF: This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Low Volatility China Dividend Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. The underlying index was developed to provide a lower beta and a greater dividend yield that the popular Hang Seng Index. 
  • EGShares Low Volatility Brazil Dividend ETF: This fund will seeks to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Low Volatility Brazil Dividend Index and charge an expense of 0.85%. This ETF will include 30 Brazilian equities which are deemed to exhibit lower volatility and have a great dividend yield than the popular Bovespa Index. 

EGShares recently launched the broad-based Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (HILO), which focuses on dividend paying emerging markets stocks that exhibit relatively low volatility and correlations to their home markets [see Under The Hood Of HILO].

Disclosure: No position at time of writing.