On September 1, Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC acquired Emerging Global Advisors, combining strengths and expertise to expand ETF offerings.

Columbia Beyond BRICs ETF BBRC

Effective 10/19/2016 the EGShares Beyond BRICs ETF name changed to Columbia Beyond BRICs ETF.

Fund Objective

Seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield performance of the FTSE Beyond BRICs Index.

Index Description

The FTSE Beyond BRICs Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to represent the performance of a diversified basket of 90 liquid companies in emerging and frontier markets excluding Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC), Taiwan and Argentina as defined by FTSE's Country Classification System. The index has 75% exposure to emerging markets and 25% to frontier markets at rebalance.

Reasons To Invest

  • Targeted exposure to Beyond BRIC countries: This fund provides integrated emerging and frontier markets exposure outside of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs). As a result, it may serve as a strategic, long-term holding for a developing markets allocation.
  • Well-positioned for possible future growth: Beyond BRIC countries are becoming a more important force in the global economy, with a higher labor force growth rate than the BRICs and developed markets (Source: UNCTAD 2015)
  • Portfolio diversification potential: The smaller Beyond BRIC countries have been less tied to U.S. stock performance than the BRICs (Source: MSCI, Bloomberg as of 6/30/2016), giving Beyond BRIC countries strong diversification potential within a larger portfolio. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.

Key Statistics

as of 12/31/2016
Bloomberg Index Ticker TFBBRCNU
Inception Date 8/15/2012
Expense Ratio 0.85% Gross, 0.58% Net*
Holdings 90
Average Market Cap $ 15.74B
Median Market Cap $ 12.65B
Total Constituent Daily Traded Value $ 1.77B
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 14.77x
Price/Book Ratio 2.00x
Index Dividend Yield 3.26%

Country Breakdown

as of 12/31/2016
Country Weights (%)
South Africa 15.64
Mexico 14.89
Malaysia 10.93
Indonesia 9.99
Thailand 8.26
Nigeria 5.99
Vietnam 5.28
Philippines 4.47
Morocco 4.07
United Arab Emirates 3.06
Poland 3.03
Kenya 2.82
Turkey 2.58
Bangladesh 2.43
Oman 2.07
Romania 1.90
Chile 1.10
Qatar 0.73
Czech Republic 0.42
Colombia 0.35

Sector Breakdown (GICS)

as of 12/31/2016
Sector Weights (%)
Financials 36.57
Telecommunication Services 15.76
Consumer Staples 12.39
Materials 7.61
Consumer Discretionary 7.21
Industrials 4.62
Energy 4.62
Health Care 4.39
Real Estate 4.12
Utilities 2.71

Top Holdings

as of 12/31/2016
Company Weights (%)
Naspers Series N 3.17
America Movil SAB de CV Class L 2.70
Fomento Economic Mexica-UBD 2.39
Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk Class B 2.32
PTT Public Co., Ltd. NVDR 2.30
Bank Central Asia Tbk 2.20
Public Bank Bhd 2.13
BankMuscat SAOG 2.07
Maroc Telecom SA 2.04
Attijariwafa Bank SA 2.04


as of 12/31/2016
  3-Month (%) Year-to-Date (%) 1-Year (%) 3-Year (%) Since Inception (%)
Total Returns (Net Asset Value) -3.56 5.29 5.29 -6.95 -4.13
Total Returns (Market Price) -4.70 5.40 5.40 -7.67 -4.38
Tracked Index** -3.36 7.29 7.29 -5.39 -2.28

**Reflects Indxx Beyond BRICs Index through October 25, 2013; FTSE Beyond BRICs Net of Tax Index USD thereafter.

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance data may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. For the most current month-end performance data please call 888.800.4347.

Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 pm ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

Returns over one year are annualized.

Performance results shown reflect the expense reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower.

Fund Literature


*CMIA has entered into a written fee waiver agreement to waive its advisory fee of 0.58% of the Fund's average daily net assets. The Fee Waiver Agreement will remain in effect and will be contractually binding until July 28, 2017.

Emerging market investments involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, from economic or political instability in other nations or increased volatility and lower trading volume. This fund will concentrate its investments in issuers of one or more particular industries to the same extent that its Underlying Index is so concentrated and to the extent permitted by applicable regulatory guidance. Concentration risk results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Small cap and mid cap companies generally will have greater volatility in price than the stocks of large companies due to limited product lines or resources or a dependency upon a particular market niche.

The FTSE Beyond BRICs Index is a product of FTSE and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA). The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FTSE. FTSE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the Fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Funds particularly. The Columbia Beyond BRICs ETF is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") or the London Stock Exchange Group companies ("LSEG") (together the "Licensor Parties") and none of the Licensor Parties make any claim, prediction, warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to (i) the results to be obtained from the use of the FTSE Beyond BRICs Index (the "Index") (upon which the Columbia Beyond BRICs ETF is based), (ii) the figure at which the Index is said to stand at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise, or (iii) the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being put in connection with the Columbia Beyond BRICs ETF. None of the Licensor Parties have provided or will provide any financial or investment advice or recommendation in relation to the Index to CMIA or to its clients. The Index is calculated by FTSE or its agent. None of the Licensor Parties shall be (a) liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index or (b) under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein. All rights in the Index vest in FTSE. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of LSEG and is used by FTSE under license. One cannot invest directly in an index.