About EZA ETF
The iShares by BlackRock South Africa ETF (EZA) has a large tech tilt compared to the benchmark and invests in South Africa and is managed by BlackRock that has a total AUM of $6.28T.
EZA is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA in Feb 2003.
About the Fund Manager:
Founded in 1988, Blackrock is the largest asset manager in the world managing $6.28T. BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. Due to its power and the sheer size and scope of its financial assets and activities, BlackRock has been called the world's largest shadow bank.
The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of a broad range of companies in South Africa.
EZA has invested in Consumer Cyclical (26%), Financials (26%), Consumer Non-Cyclical (9%), Energy (8%), and Real Estate (7%).
EZA has invested in South Africa (94%), United Kingdom (5%), and Luxembourg (1%).
EZA captures the South African total equity space with a market cap-weighted basket that holds about half as many firms as the segment benchmark. It is tilted towards large cap but nevertheless provides neutral sector exposure.
According to ETFdb.com, "For investors seeking greater exposure to the South African market, EZA is one of the only 'pure play' option available."
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How did we identify this ETF:
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