iShares has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a frontier market exchange-traded fund.

The iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund will have regional exposure to countries such as Croatia, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam with sector exposure to energy, financial and telecommunication services companies. The ETF will also bet on futures, options and swap contracts.

The fund’s portfolio managers include Christopher Bliss, Rene Casis, Diane Hsiung and Greg Savage. State Street Bank and Trust Company is the administrator, custodian and transfer agent for the fund.

Hung Tran writes for Money Management Executive.



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