NFRA has a similar country profile to IGF, but the former devotes almost 40% of its weight to the U.S. The ETF tracks the STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index and includes traditional utility, energy and transportation subsectors of the infrastructure category, along with communications and government outsourcing/social infrastructure, which should help further diversify the portfolio.
The newest kid on the global infrastructure ETF block is the ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: TOLZ), which debuted just last week.
TOLZ “focuses on companies whose assets include airports, toll roads, ports, communications, electricity distribution, oil and gas storage and transport, and water in both developed and emerging markets. To be included in the index, companies must derive more than 70% of their cash flows from infrastructure assets. The index excludes companies that supply services such as construction and engineering to the infrastructure industry,” according to ProShares. l
The U.S. accounts for half of TOLZ while the U.K. and Canada combine for another 23%.
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF