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Market Vectors - Africa Index ETF (AFK)


The Africa Index ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Africa Titans 50 IndexSM. The Index provides exposure to publicly traded companies that are headquartered in Africa or that generate the majority of their revenues in Africa. As such, the Fund is subject to the risks of investing in this region. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Van Eck Funds
  • Inception Date - 07/10/2008
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – AFK
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – AFK.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.88%

Top Holdings

Holdings % of Portfolio
Tullow Oil PLC TLW LN 7.12%
Orascom Construction Industries OCIC EY 4.79%
Old Mutual PLC (GBP) ILOML 4.58%
Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC ZAIN KK 3.91%
Maroc Telecom IAM MC 3.83%
Orascom Telecom Holding SAE ORTE EY 3.57%
First Bank of Nigeria Plc FIRSTBAN NL 3.48%
Commercial International Bank COMI EY 3.45%
Nigerian Breweries Plc NB NL 3.31%
Attijariwafa Bank ATW MC 3.17%

Holdings as of 13/11/2009

Other Investing in Africa ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (EZA)ishares0.63%
Market Vectors - Africa Index ETF (AFK)Van Eck Funds0.88%


  1. - Overview of Market Vectors - Africa Index ETF (AFK)
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