Africa Index ETF

As of April 30, 2024

Fund Details

Fund Ticker AFK
Intraday NAV (IIV) AFKIV
Index Ticker MVAFKTR
Total Net Assets ($M) 41.03
Options Available
Exchange NYSE Arca
Inception Date 07/10/08

Fund Data

Number of Holdings 81
Currency USD
Price/Earnings Ratio* 0.07
Price/Book Ratio* 0.02
Weighted Avg. Market Cap ($M) $7,348
30-Day SEC Yield * 2.27%
NAV: 52 Week High/Low $15.97/$13.01
*30-Day SEC Yield is based on the most recent 30-day period and reflects the investment income earned after deducting a fund’s expenses for the period. This yield does not necessarily reflect the yield that an investor will receive. Distributions may vary from time to time. A weighted harmonic average is used to calculate this metric. Price/Book Ratio is the price of a security divided by the book value per share of the security. Price/Earnings Ratio is the price of a security divided by the last twelve months earnings per share of the security. 
Fees and Expenses
Management Fee 0.50%
Other Expenses 0.97%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.47%
Fee Waivers and
Expense Reimbursement
Net Expense Ratio 1.31%

Fees and ExpensesExpenses for AFK are capped contractually at 0.78% until May 1, 2025. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Fund Description

VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS® GDP Africa Index (MVAFKTR), which includes local listings of companies that are incorporated in Africa and listings of companies incorporated outside of Africa but that have at least 50% of their revenues/related assets in Africa.

Top 10 Holdings

Holding Name
% of Net Assets
Anglo American Plc
Ivanhoe Mines Ltd
Airtel Africa Plc
Attijariwafa Bank
Banque Centrale Populaire
Cmoc Group Ltd
3993 HK
Itissalat Al-Maghrib
Commercial International Bank Egypt Sae
Firstrand Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Top 10 Total 40.88
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

Performance History:

Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

Month End as of 04/30/24 1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
AFK (NAV) 0.37 10.56 5.33 -0.82 -8.43 -3.88 -4.61 -3.46
AFK (Share Price) 1.68 10.89 7.35 -4.27 -8.94 -3.91 -4.70 -3.50
MVAFKTR (Index) 0.86 10.34 6.11 5.64 -4.52 -1.08 -2.55 -1.65
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.49 0.22 -0.78 -6.46 -3.91 -2.80 -2.06 -1.81
Quarter End as of 03/31/24 1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
AFK (NAV) 12.01 4.94 4.94 -3.68 -7.52 -3.48 -4.20 -3.50
AFK (Share Price) 10.80 5.58 5.58 -6.71 -8.57 -3.75 -4.36 -3.62
MVAFKTR (Index) 12.23 5.20 5.20 3.52 -3.76 -0.76 -2.15 -1.71
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.22 -0.26 -0.26 -7.20 -3.76 -2.72 -2.05 -1.79

The Fund’s prospectus has not been submitted for approval to the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (Autoriteit voor Financiële Diensten en Markten / Autorité des Services et Marchés Financiers) and, accordingly, the shares may not be distributed by way of public offering in Belgium and may only be offered to a maximum of 99 investors or to institutional and professional investors (as defined in Article 5, §3 of the Law of July 20, 2004, and as extended by the provisions of the Belgian Royal Decree of September 26, 2006 . These materials may be distributed in Belgium only to such prospective investors for their personal use and may not be used for any other purpose or passed on to any other person in Belgium. Shares will only be offered to such qualifying prospective investors.

In the absence of temporary expense waivers or reimbursements, the 30-Day SEC Yield for VanEck Africa Index ETF would have been 2.19% on 04/30/24.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Please call 800.826.2333 or visit for performance current to the most recent month ended.

The "Net Asset Value" (NAV) of a Fund is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV is not necessarily the same as the ETF 's intraday trading value. Investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV.


Africa Index ETF

As of April 30, 2024

Top 10 Countries

Country % of Net Assets
South Africa 38.04
Morocco 11.92
Canada 7.70
United Kingdom 7.35
Kenya 5.35
Egypt 4.82
Australia 4.79
China 3.94
United Arab Emirates 3.62
Nigeria 3.48
Top 10 Total 91.01

Sector Weightings

Sector % of Net Assets
Materials 35.7
Financials 31.6
Communication Services 15.8
Consumer Discretionary 5.6
Consumer Staples 4.8
Energy 4.5
Health Care 0.9
Industrials 0.5
Real Estate 0.3
Utilities 0.2
Other/Cash 0.2

Index returns are not Fund returns and do not reflect any management fees or brokerage expenses. Certain indices may take into account withholding taxes. Investors can not invest directly in the Index. Index returns assume that dividends have been reinvested.

An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, but are not limited to, special risk considerations of investing in African, Moroccan, Nigerian and South African issuers, foreign securities, emerging and frontier market issuers, foreign currency, depositary receipts, financials sector, basic materials sector, communication services sector, small-capitalization companies, cash transactions, equity securities, market, operational, index tracking, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount and liquidity of fund shares and index-related concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Fund. Emerging and frontier market issuers and foreign securities may be subject to securities markets, political and economic, investment and repatriation restrictions, different rules and regulations, less publicly available financial information, foreign currency and exchange rates, operational and settlement, and corporate and securities laws risks. Small-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks.

MVIS GDP Africa Index is the exclusive property of MarketVector Indexes GmbH (a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Eck Securities Corporation), which has contracted with Solactive AG to maintain and calculate the Index. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards MarketVector Indexes GmbH, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties. The VanEck Africa Index ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MarketVector Indexes GmbH and MarketVector Indexes GmbH makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund.

Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 800.826.2333 or visit Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

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