How to invest in Greece using ETFs

How do I invest in Greek stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the Greek stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Greek stock market you find 1 index, which is tracked by ETFs.

Besides ETFs on Greece, there are no regional ETFs available with significant weight of Greek stocks. Even the emerging markets indices MSCI Emerging Markets Europe and MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA only hold 7% or less in Greece.

0.45% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Greece ETFs
on the Greek stock market, which is tracked by ETFs
on the Greek stock market
The best indices for Greece ETFs

Performance of Greek stocks (FTSE/Athex 20)

1 month: 2.78%
1 year: -26.92%
3 years: -59.26%
5 years: -44.90%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Greece

For an investment in the Greek stock market, 1 index tracked by 1 ETF is available. On the FTSE/Athex 20 index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is around 0.45% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE/Athex 20 Greece 1 ETF 20
The FTSE/Athex 20 (total return) index tracks the 20 largest Greek-listed securities.
  Fund size
in m EUR
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Lyxor UCITS ETF FTSE Athex Large Cap EURFR0010405431 141 0.45% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
FTSE/Athex 20 0.00% 2.86% -5.26% -20.65% -55.42%
Index   2016
in %
in %
in %
in %
in %
FTSE/Athex 20 -17.24% -30.16% -31.35% 23.84% 17.69%

Source:; As of 30/09/16; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.


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