The Emerging Markets Internet ETF (NYSE: EMQQ) is designed to provide investors with exposure to the Internet and eCommerce sectors in Emerging and Frontier Markets. The growth of consumption in Emerging & Frontier Markets represents one of the most significant investment opportunities in modern history. This growth is being fueled by the convergence of the Internet, Ecommerce and Mobile Technology. Yet, the largest Emerging Markets ETFs don’t own Alibaba (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), Yandex (YNDX), Mercado Libre (MELI) or many of the other companies leading the growth in these industries. Over the next five years an estimated 1 billion more people will become connected to the Internet for the first time, creating a digital middle class and lifting tens of millions from poverty.
Not surprisingly, this “next billion” will come from the developing world. The EMQQ ETF provides diversified exposure to the Internet and eCommerce sectors of Emerging and Frontier markets in Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The index covers over 40 companies operating in the developing world including China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland and Colombia.