Emerging Global Advisors
EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF - ECON
EGA ECON Investment Case: Targeting the Emerging Market Consumer
ECON Morningstar five star rating
Fund Objective

Seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Consumer Titans 30 Index.

Index Description

The Dow Jones Emerging Markets Consumer Titans 30 Index is a free-float market capitalization-weighted index that measures the performance of 30 leading emerging market companies in the Consumer Goods and Consumer Services Industries as defined by S&P Dow Jones Indexes.

Reasons To Invest
  • Forward-looking growth potential: Consumer sectors may stand to benefit as many emerging economies transition from an export-led growth model to one focused on domestic spending
  • Favorable demographic trends: Fueled by a growing labor force and rising middle class, annual consumption in developing markets is expected to more than double by 2025 to $30 trillion (Source: McKinsey & Company, "Winning the $30 trillion decathlon," 2012)
  • Strategic beta approach designed to generate alpha: Over the last five years, ECON has generated an alpha of 4.36 versus the MSCI Emerging Markets Index*
Key Statistics
(As of 3/31/2016)
ETF Ticker (NYSE)
Bloomberg Index Ticker
Inception Date
Expense Ratio
Average Market Cap
$ 25.52B
Median Market Cap
$ 18.89B
Total Constituent Daily Traded Value
$ 1.31B
P/E Ratio (Trailing)
Price/Book Ratio
Index Dividend Yield

Country Breakdown

(As of 3/31/2016)
South Africa
24.77 %

Industry Breakdown (ICB)

(As of 3/31/2016)
Consumer Services
50.36 %
Consumer Goods

Top Holdings (Ticker)

(As of 3/31/2016)
Naspers Ltd (NPN SJ Equity)
10.60 %
Steinhoff International Holdin
(SNH SJ Equity)

Ambev SA (ABEV US Equity)
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB

Ctrip.com International Ltd
(CTRP US Equity)

Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB de CV
(WALMEX* MM Equity)

Grupo Televisa SAB

Magnit PJSC (MGNT LI Equity)
Tata Motors Ltd
(TTM US Equity)

Astra International Tbk PT
(ASII IJ Equity)



(As of 3/31/2016)
3-Month (%) Year-to-Date (%) 1-Year (%) 3-Year (%) 5-Year (%) Since Inception (%)
Total Returns (Net Asset Value) 5.51 5.51 -13.63 -4.23 0.65 2.97
Total Returns (Market Price) 6.21 6.21 -13.64 -4.35 0.61 2.97
Dow Jones Emerging Markets Consumer Titans Total Return 30 Index 5.81 5.81 -11.90 -2.87 1.84 4.37
Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance data may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. For the most current month-end performance data please call + 1 888 800 4347.

Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 pm ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

Returns over one year are annualized.

Emerging market investments involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, from economic or political instability in other nations or increased volatility and lower trading volume. This fund will concentrate its investments in issuers of one or more particular industries to the same extent that its Underlying Index is so concentrated and to the extent permitted by applicable regulatory guidance. Concentration risk results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Small cap and mid cap companies generally will have greater volatility in price than the stocks of large companies due to limited product lines or resources or a dependency upon a particular market niche.

The Morningstar Rating® is provided for those exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") with at least a five-year history. Ratings are based on the ETF's Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure, which accounts for variation in monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. An ETF's risk-adjusted return includes a brokerage commission estimate. This estimate is intended to reflect what an average investor would pay when buying or selling an ETF. PLEASE NOTE, this estimate is subject to change and the actual brokerage commission an investor pays may be higher or lower than this estimate. Morningstar compares each ETF's risk-adjusted return to the open-end mutual fund rating breakpoints for that category. Consistent with the open-end mutual fund ratings, the top 10% of ETFs in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The overall rating for an ETF is based on a weighted average of the time-period ratings (e.g., the ETF's 3, 5, and 10 year rating). The determination of an ETF's rating does not affect the retail open end mutual fund data published by Morningstar. Morningstar Rating is for the ETF share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

As of 3/31/2016, EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Diversified Emerging Markets ETFs and open-end funds over the following time periods: 591 for prior three-year period and 410 for prior five-year period. With respect to these Diversified Emerging Market funds, ECON received a Morningstar Rating of three stars and five stars for the three- and five-year periods, respectively. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. ©2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is an independent investment research firm that compiles and analyzes fund, stock and general market data.

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