Africa Index ETF

As of December 31, 2021

Fund Details

Fund Ticker AFK
Intraday NAV (IIV) AFKIV
Index Ticker MVAFKTR
Total Net Assets ($M) 59.19
Options Expected
Exchange NYSE Arca

Fund Data

Number of Holdings 78
Currency USD
Price/Earnings Ratio* 10.17
Price/Book Ratio* 1.99
Weighted Avg. Market Cap ($M) $12,450
30-Day SEC Yield1 2.58%
NAV: 52 Week High/Low $22.81/$19.27
*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 Expenses2

Management Fee 0.50%
Other Expenses 0.42%
Gross Expense Ratio 0.92%
Fee Waivers and
Expense Reimbursement
Net Expense Ratio 0.79%
2Expenses for AFK are capped contractually at 0.78% until May 1, 2022. 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
Safaricom Plc
Mtn Nigeria Communications Plc
Attijariwafa Bank
Anglo American Plc
Commercial International Bank Egypt Sae
Guaranty Trust Holding Co Plc
Naspers Ltd
Zenith Bank Plc
Itissalat Al-Maghrib
Equity Group Holdings Plc/Kenya
Top 10 Total 44.34
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 12/31/21 1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
AFK (NAV) 3.97 0.93 3.69 3.69 4.80 3.60 0.54 -2.33
AFK (Share Price) 3.91 0.91 2.84 2.84 5.63 3.98 0.69 -2.30
MVAFKTR (Index) 4.14 1.44 4.63 4.63 5.85 4.83 1.83 -1.02
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.17 -0.51 -0.94 -0.94 -1.05 -1.23 -1.29 -1.31
Quarter End as of 12/31/21 1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
AFK (NAV) 3.97 0.93 3.69 3.69 4.80 3.60 0.54 -2.33
AFK (Share Price) 3.91 0.91 2.84 2.84 5.63 3.98 0.69 -2.30
MVAFKTR (Index) 4.14 1.44 4.63 4.63 5.85 4.83 1.83 -1.02
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.17 -0.51 -0.94 -0.94 -1.05 -1.23 -1.29 -1.31

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 2.58% on 12/31/21.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Performance information for the Fund reflects temporary waivers of expenses and/or fees. Had the Fund incurred all expenses, investment returns would have been reduced. Investment return and value of the shares of the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Fund returns reflect dividends and capital gains distributions. Net asset value (NAV) per share is calculated by subtracting total liabilities from the total assets, then dividing by the number of shares outstanding. Share price is the last price at which shares were traded on the Fund's primary listing exchange. Performance current to the most recent month end is available by calling 800.826.2333 or by visiting Index returns assume the reinvestment of all income and do not reflect any management fees or brokerage expenses associated with Fund returns. Returns for actual Fund investors may differ from what is shown because of differences in timing, the amount invested and fees and expenses. Certain indices may take into account withholding taxes. You cannot invest directly in an Index.


Africa Index ETF

As of December 31, 2021

Top 10 Countries

Country % of Net Assets
South Africa 32.86
Nigeria 15.96
Kenya 10.48
Morocco 10.43
Egypt 5.09
Australia 4.78
Canada 4.66
Uae 3.66
Zambia 2.40
Tanzania 2.29
Total 92.61

Sector Weightings

Sector % of Net Assets
Financials 33.7
Materials 27.4
Communication Services 19.5
Consumer Discretionary 8.3
Consumer Staples 8.2
Energy 1.7
Health Care 1.2
Real Estate 0.6
Industrials 0.4
Utilities 0.3
Other/Cash -1.2

An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, among others, investing in African issuers, South African issuers, foreign securities, emerging and frontier market issuers, foreign currency, depositary receipts, basic materials sector, communication services sector, consumer discretionary sector, financials sector, small- and medium-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 concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Fund. Foreign and frontier markets investments are subject to risks, which include changes in economic and political conditions, foreign currency fluctuations, changes in foreign regulations, changes in currency exchange rates, unstable governments, restrictions of foreign ownership, and limited trading capacity which may make these investments volatile in price or difficult to trade. Small- and medium-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks.

MVIS GDP Africa Index is the exclusive property of MV Index Solutions 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 MV Index Solutions 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 MV Index Solutions GmbH and MV Index Solutions 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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