These Are The Top Diversified Pacific/Asia Funds And ETFs

Investing in Asia or in emerging countries is a good strategy. What is even better is to invest in Pacific/Asia stocks. This is because it gives investors a comparatively wider investment range, as such portfolios can invest throughout the Pacific Rim, including in New Zealand and Australia. Moreover, investment in the Asia-Pacific region helps to diversify a portfolio by investing across developed and emerging financial markets. If you are also interested in investing in these regions, then here are the top diversified Pacific/Asia funds and ETFs.

Top Diversified Pacific/Asia Funds and ETFs

To rank the top diversified Pacific/Asia funds and ETFs we have used their one-year data from U.S. News.

  1. Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX, 32%)

VPACX tracks the performance of a benchmark index that considers the returns of the companies operating in the Pacific region. It invests all its assets in the common stocks of the companies’ part of the FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index. It has a net expense ratio of 0.23%. VPACX has returned 5.64% over the last three years and 12.07% over the past five years.

  1. First Trust RiverFront Dyn Asia Pac ETF (RFAP, 39%)

RFAP’s objective is to ensure capital appreciation. Normally, the fund invests a minimum of 80% of its net assets in the equity securities of "Asian Pacific companies." It has a net expense ratio of 0.83% and net assets of $8.84 million. RFAP has a year-to-date return of 2.81%. This fund has invested more than half of its net assets in Japan. More than 30% of its assets are in the Industrials and Financial Services sectors.

  1. iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF (IPAC, 43%)

IPAC tracks the investment performance of the MSCI Pacific IMI index, which includes securities from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. The fund normally invests at least 90% of its assets in the securities listed in the underlying index. It has a net expense ratio of 0.09% and net assets of $1.18 billion. IPAC has a year-to-date return of 4.88%.

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