Investors interested in gaining exposure to the build out have a number of various avenues to choose from. For instance, the FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index Fund (NYSEArca: TLTE) provides exposure to the broad emerging markets, many of which will take part in the large-scale project ahead. TLTE takes a traditional smart beta approach with its emphasis on small-caps and value stocks, along with fundamental characteristics like return variability and yield.
The FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: NFRA) 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 a portfolio.
The FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resource Index Fund (NYSEArca: GUNR) provides exposure to the rising demand for natural resources and tracks global companies in the energy, metals and agriculture sectors, while maintaining a core exposure to the timberlands and water resources sectors. The ETF specifically identifies upstream natural resources equities based on a Morningstar industry classification system, with a balanced exposure to three traditional natural resource sectors, including agriculture, energy and metals.
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