Fixed Income

Solactive launches US investment grade corporate bond index

May 17th, 2017 | By
Solactive launches US investment grade corporate bond index

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has unveiled the Solactive USD Investment Grade Corporate Index, tracking the performance of US dollar-denominated investment grade corporate bonds.



WisdomTree launches enhanced yield US short-term bond ETF

May 17th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches enhanced US short-term bond fund

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced US Short-Term Aggregate Bond Fund (Bats: SHAG). The ETF seeks to enhance yield but maintain similar risk characteristics compared to the short end of the US Aggregate fixed income universe.



Lyxor offers interest-rate protection with new floating-rate note ETF

May 17th, 2017 | By
Floating Rate Note ETFs

Lyxor, the second largest provider of fixed income ETFs in Europe, has launched the Lyxor $ Floating Rate Note UCITS ETF (LON: BUOY), offering bond investors exposure to the US dollar-denominated corporate market with protection from rising interest rates.



BlackRock launches two new iShares bond ETFs

May 9th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches two new iShares bond ETFs

iShares has launched two new fixed income ETFs, the iShares $ Intermediate Credit Bond UCITS ETF (LON: ICBU), which gives exposure to dollar-denominated, investment grade corporate and government-related debt, and the iShares $ TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETF USD (LON: TIP5), which gives exposure to inflation-protected US government bonds.



VanEck: EM corporate bonds offer great yield opportunities

May 3rd, 2017 | By
VanEck: EM corporate bonds offer great yield opportunities

By Robert Schmieder, senior corporate analyst at VanEck.

Within the increasingly mature and growing bond markets of emerging markets, the corporate bond sector offers investors additional diversification options and in many cases great investment opportunities with a higher earnings potential.



ETF Securities sees inflection point for global interest rates

Apr 28th, 2017 | By
James Butterfill, head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities

By James Butterfill, head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities

A major inflection point for global interest rates will be reached during 2017. After almost a decade of artificially low rates, central banks might finally be able to pursue a more balanced approach to setting interest rates without fretting over major political and economic instability.



VanEck Vectors EM local currency bond ETF launched on Xetra

Apr 28th, 2017 | By
VanEck Vectors EM local currency bond ETF launched on Xetra

VanEck has rolled out the VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges (Ticker: G2X1). The fund tracks the JP Morgan GBI-EMG Core Index, a reference for the performance of bonds issued in local currencies by 16 emerging market governments.



VanEck lowers fees on EM local currency bond ETF

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
VanEck lowers fees on EM local currency bond ETF

VanEck has lowered the fees charged for its London- and NYSE-listed VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETFs. The total expense ratios have been trimmed from 0.47% to 0.44%.



CSI to launch China Development Bank bond index

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

China Securities Index (CSI) will launch the CSI 5-Year Target Duration CDB Bond Index on 22 May 2017. Designed to provide an investable benchmark for fixed income investors, the index will constitute China Development Bank (CDB) bonds with a term to maturity of 1-10 years, and can serve as the underlying for future investment products including ETFs.



VanEck launches emerging markets local currency bond ETF in Europe

Apr 21st, 2017 | By
Uwe Eberle, head of international business development and distribution at VanEck

VanEck has launched the VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond UCITS ETF (EMLC) on the London Stock Exchange, offering exposure to bonds issued in local currencies by emerging market governments.