Fixed Income

Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Lyxor has launched three new fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana, the Lyxor BofAML EUR Short Term High Yield UCITS ETF (HYS), Lyxor BofAML $ Short Term High Yield Euro Hedged UCITS ETF (HYSTH) and the Lyxor $ Float Rate Note EUR Hedged UCITS ETF (FLOTH).



BlackRock slashes fees on iShares MBS ETF

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
BlackRock slashes fees on iShares MBS ETF

BlackRock has reduced the fees charged on the iShares MBS ETF (NYSE Arca: MBB) from 0.27% to just 0.09%. MBB tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US Mortgage Backed Securities Index, composed of a broad range of investment-grade mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued and/or guaranteed by US government agencies such as Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.



BlackRock launches cheapest floating rate bond ETF in Europe

Jul 12th, 2017 | By
Brett Pybus ETFs iShares

BlackRock has expanded its fixed income ETF range with the launch of the iShares $ Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (LON: FLOT), a floating rate bond fund, designed to protect investor portfolios against a rise in interest rates. FLOT is being offered with a total expense ratio of just 0.10%. Brett Pybus, head of iShares EMEA fixed income strategy at BlackRock, commented: “This fund provides investors with a way to reduce duration and protect portfolios while offering an attractive yield compared with money market funds.”



Inspire Investing unveils first faith-based bond ETF

Jul 11th, 2017 | By
Inspire Investing unveils first faith-based bond ETF

Silicon Valley-based Inspire Investing has launched the Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (NYSE: IBD), the first ETF to invest in the corporate bonds of companies aligned with biblical values. Robert Netzly, president and CEO of Inspire Investing, said: “There is extremely robust demand from investors and advisors who want to invest in what they believe in.”



Lyxor launches short term high yield bond ETF on LSE

Jul 7th, 2017 | By
Lyxor launches short term high yield bond ETF on LSE

European ETF provider Lyxor has unveiled the Lyxor BofAML $ Short Term High Yield Bond UCITS ETF (HYST) on the London Stock Exchange, providing exposure to the performance of the short dated, US dollar-denominated sub-investment grade corporate bond market.



VanEck: Your emerging markets bonds allocation may now be “junk”

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
VanEck: Your emerging markets bonds allocation may now be “junk”

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

Investors are once again focusing on emerging markets credit risk given the recent high-profile ratings downgrades of China, Brazil, and South Africa.



VanEck cross-lists EM bond on SIX

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
SIX Swiss Exchange adjusts rules governing blue-chip SMI Index

Vaneck has cross-listed its VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond UCITS ETF (EMLC) on the SIX Swiss Exchange where it trades in Swiss francs. Launched in Europe in April 2017, the fund tracks the JP Morgan Government Bond Index – Emerging Markets Global Core Index, a reference for the performance of bonds issued in local currencies by 16 emerging market governments.



Guggenheim changes name of actively managed $1bn enhanced short duration ETF

Jun 30th, 2017 | By
Guggenheim changes name of actively managed $1bn enhanced short duration ETF

Guggenheim Investments has changed the name of the Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF to the Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF. The actively managed fund, which has over $1.1 billion in assets under management, will keep its ticker symbol (NYSE Arca: GSY). William H. Belden, managing director and head of ETF business development for Guggenheim Investments, said: “GSY can be used for tactical cash positions to deliver potentially greater return than cash as well as liquidity for non-immediate needs.”



Citi expands WGBI and onshore China bond index suites

Jun 29th, 2017 | By
Citi expands WGBI and onshore China bond index suites

Citi has introduced several new additions to its flagship Citi World Government Bond Index (WGBI) family and its Onshore Chinese Bond Index family.



WisdomTree launches Canada aggregate bond ETF

Jun 26th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches Canada aggregate bond ETF

WisdomTree has unveiled the WisdomTree Yield Enhanced Canada Aggregate Bond Index ETF (Toronto: CAGG). The fund tracks the Bloomberg Barclays Canadian Aggregate Enhanced Yield Index, a rules-based index designed to provide exposure to Canadian investment grade bonds while enhancing yield.