Exchange traded funds are a cheap and easy way to help investors access targeted markets around the globe through country- and region-specific strategies.

“We looked at the world as a whole and we thought to ourselves, ‘There’s a huge opportunity set for us to come in, get exposures across a whole bunch of different countries and do it at a price point that we think has really been done in the U.S. but hasn’t been done been done a lot in these country and regional funds,'” Pierre Caramazza, Head of Financial Institutions Group U.S., Head of ETF Distribution, Franklin Templeton, said at the Morningstar Investment Conference.

Franklin Templeton offers a number of country- and region-specific ETFs, including:

  • Franklin FTSE Australia ETF (NYSEArca: FLAU)
  • Franklin FTSE Canada ETF (NYSEArca: FLCA)
  • Franklin FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: FLEE)
  • Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: FLEH)
  • Franklin FTSE France ETF (NYSEArca: FLFR)
  • Franklin FTSE Germany ETF (NYSEArca: FLGR)
  • Franklin FTSE Hong Kong ETF (NYSEArca: FLHK)
  • Franklin FTSE Italy ETF (NYSEArca: FLIY)
  • Franklin FTSE Japan ETF (NYSEArca: FLJP)
  • Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: FLJH)
  • Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF (NYSEArca: FLGB)
  • Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF (NYSEArca: FLKR)
  • Franklin FTSE Brazil ETF (NYSEArca: FLBR)
  • Franklin FTSE China ETF (NYSEArca: FLCH)
  • Franklin FTSE Mexico ETF (NYSEArca: FLMX)
  • Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF (NYSEArca: FLTW)
  • Franklin FTSE India ETF (NYSEArca: FLIN)
  • Franklin FTSE Russia ETF (NYSEArca: FLRU)
  • Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF (NYSEArca: FLSW)
  • Franklin FTSE Asia ex Japan ETF (NYSEArca: FLAX)

The ETFs each come with a low 0.09% to 0.19% expense ratio. These Franklin Templeton country-specific ETFs are among the cheapest options available for targeting their respective markets. The country- and region-specific ETFs are market cap-weighted and benchmarked to country and regional indices from FTSE Russell.

Watch the full interview between ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon and Pierre Caramazza:

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