How to invest in Taiwan using ETFs

How do I invest in Taiwanese stocks?

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

On the Taiwanese stock market you'll find 3 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you may invest in indices on the Asia-Pacific region or emerging markets.

0.19% p.a. - 0.74% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Taiwan ETFs
on the Taiwanese stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the Taiwanese stock market
 
The best indices for Taiwan ETFs

Performance of Taiwanese stocks (MSCI Taiwan 20/35)

1 month: 5.30%
1 year: 11.79%
3 years: 14.43%
5 years: 110.86%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Taiwan

For an investment in the Taiwanese stock market, there are 3 indices available which are tracked by 4 ETFs. On the FTSE Taiwan 30/18 Capped index there is 1 ETF. On the MSCI Taiwan 20/35 index there are 2 ETFs. On the MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.19% p.a. and 0.74% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

FTSE Taiwan 30/18 Capped

Taiwan 1 ETF 108
(28/02/2022)
The FTSE Taiwan 30/18 Capped index tracks Taiwanese large and mid capitalization stocks. The weight of the largest constituent is constrained to 30% and the weights of all other constituents are constrained to a maximum of 18%.
Index factsheet

MSCI Taiwan 20/35

Taiwan 2 ETFs 87
(30/11/2022)
The MSCI Taiwan 20/35 index tracks large- and mid-cap companies from Taiwan. The weight of the largest constituent is constrained to 35% and the weights of all other constituents are constrained to a maximum of 20%.
Index factsheet

MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom

Taiwan 1 ETF 87
(30/11/2022)
The MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom index tracks large- and mid-cap companies from Taiwan. The weight of the largest constituent is constrained to 35% and the weights of all other constituents are constrained to a maximum of 20%. A buffer of 10% is applied on these limits at each index rebalancing.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI Taiwan UCITS ETFIE00B0M63623 268 0.74% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Taiwan UCITS ETF 1CLU0292109187 80 0.65% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
HSBC MSCI Taiwan Capped UCITS ETF USDIE00B3S1J086 22 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Franklin FTSE Taiwan UCITS ETF IE000CM02H85 8 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Taiwan 20/35 -1.97% 11.83% 6.46% 9.48% 16.44%
MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom -1.94% 11.84% 6.53% 9.56% 16.36%
FTSE Taiwan 30/18 Capped -2.03% 11.97% 6.88% 10.40% -
Index   2024
in %
2023
in %
2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
FTSE Taiwan 30/18 Capped -2.03% 23.39% - - -
MSCI Taiwan 20/35 -1.97% 21.63% -20.84% 28.82% 31.30%
MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom -1.94% 21.70% -21.04% 28.83% 32.91%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/01/2024; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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Asia-Pacific indices with a share of Taiwan

Besides Taiwan ETFs you may consider ETFs on Asia-Pacific. In total, you can invest in 4 Asia-Pacific indices, which are tracked by 10 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Asia-Pacific is between 0.12% p.a. and 0.74% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 13.57%
(30/11/2022)
1 ETF 1,312
(31/01/2024)
The MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan index tracks equity markets of the emerging and developed countries of the Asia and Pacific region, excluding Japan.
Index factsheet
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 16.42%
(30/11/2022)
2 ETFs 1,248
(31/01/2024)
The MSCI AC Asia ex Japan index tracks equity markets of the emerging and developed countries of the Asia region, excluding Japan.
Index factsheet
MSCI AC Far East ex Japan Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 19.76%
(30/11/2022)
3 ETFs 1,117
(31/01/2024)
The MSCI AC Far East ex Japan index tracks equity markets of the emerging and developed countries of the East Asian region, excluding Japan.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 18.46%
(30/11/2022)
4 ETFs 1,193
(31/01/2024)
The MSCI Emerging Markets Asia index tracks large and mid cap companies from Asian emerging markets.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B5L8K969 1,766 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
SPDR MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETFIE00B466KX20 673 0.55% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan UCITS ETFIE00B0M63730 632 0.74% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets Asia UCITS ETF USDLU1681044563 497 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan UCITS ETF AccLU1900068328 283 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI AC Far East ex Japan UCITS ETF USDIE00BBQ2W338 199 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan UCITS ETF AccLU1900068161 187 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan SF UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00B7WK2W23 163 0.23% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Swap-based
Amundi MSCI Emerging Asia II UCITS ETF AccLU1781541849 121 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI AC Far East ex Japan UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00022VXYM7 3 0.45% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI AC Far East ex Japan -7.19% -2.80% -12.02% -16.74% -30.41%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan -5.53% -0.53% -7.59% -10.65% -21.53%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan -4.91% 1.65% -5.54% -9.44% -16.21%
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia -5.02% 0.86% -6.41% -8.99% -20.76%
Index   2024
in %
2023
in %
2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
MSCI AC Far East ex Japan -7.19% -3.25% -11.22% -9.10% 21.03%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan -5.53% -0.14% -10.05% -4.75% 20.25%
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia -5.02% 1.75% -10.37% -5.16% 23.42%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan -4.91% 0.89% -7.77% -3.00% 17.82%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/01/2024; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

Emerging markets indices with a share of Taiwan

As further alternative you may invest in ETFs on emerging markets. In total, you can consider 2 emerging markets indices tracked by 20 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on emerging markets indices is between 0.14% p.a. and 0.55% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE Emerging Emerging Markets
Taiwan: 15.84%
(30/11/2022)
2 ETFs 2,021
(31/08/2023)
The FTSE Emerging index tracks stocks from emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Emerging Markets
Taiwan: 14.41%
(30/11/2022)
18 ETFs 1,440
(31/01/2024)
The MSCI Emerging Markets index tracks stocks from emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 1CIE00BTJRMP35 3,895 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M63177 3,219 0.18% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DR (C)LU1437017350 2,358 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B4L5YC18 2,178 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DistributingIE00B3VVMM84 1,769 0.22% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDIE00B5SSQT16 1,529 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets II UCITS ETF DistLU2573966905 1,236 0.14% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0480132876 1,225 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets II UCITS ETF AccLU2573967036 991 0.14% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDLU1681045453 834 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0292107645 513 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652583 367 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF AccIE00BK5BR733 354 0.22% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B469F816 332 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Invesco MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B3DWVS88 290 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE000KCS7J59 162 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 1DIE000GWA2J58 150 0.18% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DR - USD (D)LU2277591868 125 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets III UCITS ETF USD AccFR0010435297 82 0.55% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Swap UCITS ETF 1DLU2675291913 35 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets -4.45% 2.46% -4.93% -6.15% -14.86%
FTSE Emerging -3.30% 1.88% -3.98% -5.72% -10.60%
Index   2024
in %
2023
in %
2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets -4.45% 3.61% -10.57% -1.50% 14.15%
FTSE Emerging -3.30% 2.02% -7.55% 0.58% 10.95%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/01/2024; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.