ETF Water: ETFs that invest in water related companies

by Manshu on December 10, 2009

in ETF

There are 4 ETFs that give you exposure to water as an asset class. The ETFs that focus on water invests in stocks of companies that are primarily engaged in the water industry.  Within these 4 ETFs, there are ETFs that give you exposure to global water companies as well.

If you were looking to invest in water, then here is a list of 4 ETFs that can give you that exposure. If you are interested in green ETFs in general, then this page has the list of green ETFs.

Water ETF Type Gross Expense Ratio
Invesco PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio (PHO) This water ETF invests in ADRs and stocks that focus on provision of potable water, treatment of water, and the technology and services that are directly related to consumption of water. 0.64%
Invesco PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (PIO) This water ETF seeks to invest in a group of global technology companies that focus on the provision of the potable water, treatment of water, and the technology and services that are directly related to consumption of water. 0.75%
First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (FIW) This ETF invests in stocks of 36 companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the potable and waste water industries. 0.60%
Claymore S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW) This fund invests in 50 stocks from the S&P Global Water Index. The index has identified water stocks in two clusters – 25 water utilities and infrastructure companies, and 25 water equipment and materials company. 0.70%

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Tony December 12, 2009 at 5:37 am

Thanks for the list. Can I also suggest iShares S&P Global Water (IH2O) for your European readers.

“iShares S&P Global Water aims to track the S&P Global Water Index and offers exposure to 50 companies around the world that are involved in water related businesses. To create diversified exposure the index distributes constituent weights across two distinct clusters: Water Utilities and Infrastructure, and Water Equipment and Materials.” i.e. similar/the same as the Claymore ETF.

The TER is 0.65%

All details extracted from http://uk.ishares.com/en/rc/funds/IH2O

(My relationship to iShares is that I am a private investor.)

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Manshu December 12, 2009 at 8:12 am

Thanks Tony, as a matter of fact I received an email today inquiring about India ETFs that trade on UK. Wondering if you have any info on that?

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Tony December 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Yes… Deutsche Bank (db x-tracker) and Societe Generale Group (Lyxor ETF) both have India ETFs for UK investors. I’ve sent you full details to review (either to post elsewhere or to respond to the enquiry).

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Manshu December 12, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Thanks a lot!

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