New ETFs Target Small-Cap Indexes in Asian Countries To Capitalize On China Growth

Thursday, March 10, 2011 07:46
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New ETFs Target Small-Cap Indexes in Asian Countries To Capitalize On China Growth

Tags: emerging markets | ETFs

A money management firm plans to launch a new series of ETFs designed to tap into China’s growth by investing in China’s top regional trading partners.

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Index IQ has filed to start new small-cap, single-country ETFs tracking Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, according to ETF Trends.


The New York-based firm also has filed to create new ETFs tracking small-cap companies in Mexico and mid-cap companies in Canada and Japan.


In the meantime, Barron’s blogger Murray Coleman reports that emerging market ETFs still represent 14.5% of the U.S. market’s total asset base, despite losing nearly 11% of their assets so far this year. He relates several other ETF facts based on a new report by BlackRock.

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