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An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, but are not limited to, special risk considerations of investing in African, South African and Nigerian 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 risk 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.
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