Investing in Africa ETFs / Africa ETF List (Region Wide)

A list of multi-country Africa ETFs potentially covering the whole continent consists of the VanEck Africa Index ETF (NYSEARCA: AFK) from Van Eck tracking the MVIS GDP Africa Index and the now liquidated SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF (NYSEARCA: GAF) from State Street SPDR which tracked the S&P Mid-East and Africa BMI Index. Africa ETF investors should keep in mind that these Africa ETFs probably have their biggest exposure to South Africa stocks, but many of these companies would also have operations or investments throughout Africa (and especially in southern African countries).

In addition and besides our Africa ETF list, Middle East/Africa ETF list and EMEA ETF list pages plus our separate pages for Egypt ETFs, Nigeria ETFs and South Africa ETFs, investors should check out our Africa ADR list page which includes links to our Namibia ADR list, South Africa ADR list, Zambia ADR list and Zimbabwe ADR list pages.

Region Wide Africa ETF List*

ETFTickerMgr / AdvisorAsset ClassRegionInceptionTracking Index
1SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF GAFState Street SPDREquities - EMMiddle East / Africa2007/03/19 - 2017/07/24 LiquidatedS&P Mid-East and Africa BMI Index
2VanEck Africa Index ETFAFKVan EckEquities - EMAfrica2008/07/10MVIS GDP Africa Index

* provides useful information that should not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to invest. In addition, your use of any content is entirely at your own risk and it is your sole responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of the content. Read More

Note: If there are any exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to add or remove from this list or if there are bad links, please write a note in the comments section so it can be fixed. Likewise, adding any other comments or advice would also be appreciated.

For additional resources for investing in emerging market ETFs or in the frontier markets of Africa, check out all of our ETF category or Africa category articles/links.

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