The best Latin America ETFs

How do I invest in Latin American stocks?

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

In this curated investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest broadly diversified in Latin American stocks. Currently, there are 4 ETFs available.

The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs tracking stocks from Latin America is between 0.20% p.a. and 0.74% p.a..

 
0.20% p.a. - 0.74% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Latin America ETFs
tracking stocks from Latin America, which are tracked by ETFs
that track a broadly diversified Latin America index
 
The best indices for Latin America ETFs

How do I invest in companies from Central and South America?

Latin America ETFs allow you to invest broadly in Central and South American companies. In global emerging market ETFs, Latin American companies are usually also included, but only to a rather small extent. In this curated investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest broadly diversified in Central and South American stocks.

The two most important countries in the investable Latin America indices are Brazil and Mexico. If you want to invest exclusively in one of these countries, you can do so with a Brazil ETF or a Mexico ETF.
 

Performance of broadly diversified Latin America indices in comparison

Source: justETF Research; As of 22/10/2021; Performance over 1 year in GBP.

 

Indices in comparison

Indices on stocks from Latin America

The best indices for Latin America ETFs

For an investment in stocks from Latin America, there are 2 indices available that are tracked by 4 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.20% p.a. and 0.74% p.a.. Depending on the market environment, stocks from a single country can make up large parts of an index. You can find more information regarding the concentration of countries, companies and sectors in the index factsheets linked below.
 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America Latin America 3 ETFs 100
(30/09/2021)
The MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America index tracks the equity markets of emerging markets in Latin America.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America 10/40 Latin America 1 ETF 100
(30/09/2021)
The MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America 10/40 index tracks the equity markets of emerging markets in Latin America. The imbedded 10/40 rule limits the weight of a single company to 10% of the index. The sum of all companies with weights between 5% and 10% is limited to 40%.
Index factsheet
Index 1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America -7.65% -10.89% 2.70% 20.58% -8.84% 2.70%
MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America 10/40 -6.30% -10.13% 3.04% 20.66% -9.12% 1.82%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/09/2021; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

ETFs in comparison

ETFs tracking stocks from Latin America

All Latin America ETFs in comparison

In the table below we have listed the currently available Latin America ETFs. Via the "Properties" and "Performance" tabs, you can find detailed information on these ETFs and sort them according to your desired criterion. More information about the different criteria when choosing an ETF can be found in our article on ETF selection.
 
ETF
ISIN
Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Inception date Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B27YCK28 169 0.74% p.a. 15/10/2007 Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America UCITS ETF USDLU1681045297 45 0.20% p.a. 22/03/2018 Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Lyxor MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF - AccLU1900066629 35 0.65% p.a. 15/05/2007 Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF USDIE00B4TS3815 17 0.60% p.a. 10/03/2011 Distributing Ireland Full replication
ETF
ISIN
1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
iShares MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B27YCK28 -6.30% -10.13% 3.04% 20.66% -9.12% 1.82%
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America UCITS ETF USDLU1681045297 -7.65% -10.89% 2.70% 20.58% -8.84% 2.70%
Lyxor MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF - AccLU1900066629 -7.72% -11.17% 2.49% 20.60% -8.84% 2.43%
HSBC MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF USDIE00B4TS3815 -7.68% -11.05% 2.72% 20.46% -9.44% 1.17%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/09/2021