New global infrastructure ETF launches

|By:, SA News Editor

Opening for trade today is Northern Trust's (NTRS) FlexShares Stoxx Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA) with expense ratio of 0.47%. It will track an index comprising infrastructure-related companies in both developed and emerging markets.

As of mid-September the top 5 countries in the tracked index are the U.S. at 38%, Japan 11.6%, the U.K. at 10.6%, Canada 10.4%, and Germany 6.1%.

The two largest competing ETFs are the iShares Global Infrastructure Fund (IGF) with $596M in AUM, and the SPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETF (GII) with $52.6M in AUM.