South Korea ETFs

South Korea ETFs
  • Pininvest Analysis

Construction of a South Korea focused fund is no easy task considering the dominating importance of the Samsung conglomerate which accounts for more than 20% of total market value for Samsung Electronics (ticker – 005930) – not including listed subsidiaries such as Samsung Heavy Industries (ticker – 010140), Samsung Engineering (ticker – 028050) and Samsung C&T (ticker – 028260) or Samsung Life Insurance (ticker - 032830) and others….

With iShares MSCI South Korea ETF [asset ticker="EWY" mnemonic="NYSEARCA"] managing close to a 100% of the funds US investors allocate to the South Korean market, the weighting of Samsung Electronics may end up being a key differentiator with First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Fund [asset ticker="FKO" mnemonic="NASDAQ"] a key outlier assigning just 2% to the chaebol - vs approx. 17% for [asset ticker="FLKR" mnemonic="NYSEARCA"] up to 24% for [asset ticker="EWY" mnemonic="NYSEARCA"]

Reminder – the Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF [asset ticker="FLKR" mnemonic="NYSEARCA"] lacks a full-year track record (introduced in Nov’ 17)

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South Korea ETFs • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Category SubCategory Currency Cur.Price AUM Perf. Momentum Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF FLKR NYSEARCA Asia-Pacific South Korea USD 33.39 13 M 65.7% Neutral 22%   49% -10%
iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF EWY NYSEARCA Asia-Pacific South Korea USD 93.45 4.1 B 63.9% Neutral 23%   51% -11%