List of Regional Mutual Funds and ETFs
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Definition of Mutual Fund and ETF Regional Classifications
A regional mutual fund or ETF focuses its investments in a particular region of the world. Regional funds can be organized by geographic location or by economic groupings, such as the emerging markets. Further classifications can exclude certain countries like the Asian fund excluding Japan. Examples include: Europe, South East Asia, and Pacific ex-Japan. A regional mutual fund or ETF buyer may want to target a particular market in order to gain an investing advantage. These advantages usually correspond to political, economic, or geographic trends unique to a particular fund. ETFs, especially, offer diversification benefits and allow investors to target a niche that is not easy to invest within.