The iShares EMIF ETF includes large weights to China 30.4% and Brazil 25.2% while the PowerShares PXR ETF holds a slightly lower tilt toward China at 24.3%, followed by a higher weight in Taiwan at 14.6%.
For more targeted emerging market infrastructure exposure, Emerging Global Advisors offers a couple of options, including the EGShares Brazil Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: BRXX), EGShares China Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: CHXX) and EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: INXX).
BRXX, which recently swapped its underlying index, could provide exposure to Brazil’s increased spending ahead of hosting global events. However, the ETF has not responded to the build up ahead of the 2014 World Cup or the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. [EGShares to Swap Indices on Three ETFs]
Alternatively, investors can take a more conservative play with the broader global infrastructure ETFs as developed also need to update their aging infrastructures. The e FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: NFRA) has 93.1% in developed market exposure, iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: IGF) holds 91.7% and SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure (NYSEArca: GII) includes 91.5%. [ETF Spotlight: FlexShares’ Global Infrastructure]
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