Top MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs

The MSCI Emerging Markets index Factsheet

The MSCI Emerging Markets is an international equity index, which tracks stocks from 23 emerging market countries. With 833 constituents (as of 31/10/16), the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.

Top country within the MSCI Emerging Markets index is China with a weight of 26.56%, followed by South Korea (15.57%) and Taiwan (12.10%). Top sectors within the MSCI Emerging Markets index are financial services (27.96%), information technology (20.83%) and consumer discretionary (9.97%). (Source: MSCI; MSCI Disclaimer; As of 31/12/2015).

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the MSCI Emerging Markets constituents. Currently, the MSCI Emerging Markets index is tracked by 9 ETFs.

0.20% p.a. - 0.75% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI Emerging Markets
9.68%
return in GBP in 2017 per 31/03/17
MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs

Cost of MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs is between 0.20% p.a. and 0.75% p.a.. In comparison, an actively managed fund on emerging markets like the Aberdeen Global - Emerging Markets Equity Fund A2 costs around 2.02% per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.

 

The best MSCI Emerging Markets ETF by 1-year fund return as of 31/03/17

All MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs ranked by fund return

 

The largest MSCI Emerging Markets ETF by fund size in GBP

All MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs ranked by fund size

 

The cheapest MSCI Emerging Markets ETF by total expense ratio

All MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs ranked by total expense ratio

 
 

MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a MSCI Emerging Markets ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs with details on size, cost, age, use of profits, fund domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M63177 4,008 0.75% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Index UCITS ETF 1CLU0292107645 1,425 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDFR0010959692 794 0.20% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0480132876 601 0.45% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B4L5YC18 490 0.68% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDIE00B5SSQT16 257 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF C-USDFR0010435297 195 0.55% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B469F816 175 0.42% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Source MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF AIE00B3DWVS88 153 0.54% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap

Source: justETF.com; As of 29/04/17

 

Return comparison of all MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs

The table shows the returns of all MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD 1.88% 9.80% 10.54% 34.85% 35.98%
SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 1.88% 9.52% 10.51% 34.62% 36.46%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Acc) 1.86% 9.69% 10.46% 34.21% 35.83%
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF C-USD 1.85% 9.71% 10.44% 34.15% 35.25%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 1.84% 9.61% 10.50% 34.04% 34.17%
Source MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF A 1.87% 9.64% 10.49% 34.00% 34.51%
db x-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Index UCITS ETF 1C 1.85% 9.69% 10.42% 33.95% 34.69%
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD 1.84% 9.59% 10.60% 33.95% 33.91%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Dist) 1.87% 9.68% 10.43% 33.79% 33.97%
ETF   2017
in %
2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD 9.80% 33.33% -10.84% 2.89% -5.10%
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF C-USD 9.71% 33.10% -11.16% 2.75% -5.50%
db x-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Index UCITS ETF 1C 9.69% 32.84% -11.33% 2.92% -5.75%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Acc) 9.69% 33.21% -10.99% 3.02% -6.19%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (Dist) 9.68% 32.93% -11.04% 3.13% -6.06%
Source MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF A 9.64% 32.98% -11.40% 2.73% -5.81%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 9.61% 32.82% -10.82% 4.15% -5.28%
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD 9.59% 33.56% -11.12% 2.58% -5.26%
SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 9.52% 34.46% -11.41% 3.16% -5.50%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/17; Calculations in GBP including dividends