Fixed Income

Columbia Threadneedle launches smart beta fixed income ETF

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
Columbia Threadneedle launches smart beta fixed income ETF

Columbia Threadneedle has launched the Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF (NYSE Arca: DIAL), building out its smart beta ETF suite. DIAL provides a global multi-sector strategy, which is designed to serve as a core bond allocation. Marc Zeitoun, head of strategic beta at Columbia Threadneedle, commented: “DIAL’s disciplined process is designed to seek more sources of income and avoid the overconcentration found in traditional fixed income benchmarks.”



Nuveen launches new ESG bond ETF

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By
Nuveen launches new ESG bond ETF

Nuveen has expanded its line of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ETFs with the launch of the NuShares ESG US Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: NUBD). The fund is the first ETF to offer broad exposure to the US investment grade fixed income market while adhering to certain ESG constraints.



Hartford Funds launches active fixed income ETF

Sep 29th, 2017 | By
Hartford Funds launches active fixed income ETF

Hartford Funds has announced the listing of its third actively managed fixed income ETF, the Harford Total Return Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: HTRB). Vernon Meyer, chief investment officer, Hartford Funds, said, “We created another fixed income ETF to offer investors more options to optimize their fixed income exposure across all market sectors.”



New fixed income Invesco ETF launches on Neo

Sep 27th, 2017 | By
New fixed income Invesco ETF launches on Neo

PowerShares Canada has launched the PowerShares 1-10 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (PIB) on the NEO Exchange. As the name suggests, the ETF gives exposure to Canadian investment grade corporate bonds.



FTSE Russell and SBI launch Indian government bond index series

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell and State Bank of India launch Indian bond index series

FTSE Russell and the State Bank of India (SBI) have teamed up to launch the FTSE SBI Bond Index Series. The market-capitalisation weighted, total-return indices measure the performance of fixed income bonds issued in India in Indian rupees (INR) by the Indian government.



BlackRock expands iShares corporate bond ETF suite

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
EMEA-listed ETFs gather $8bn in October, reports BlackRock

BlackRock has continued to build out its range of ETFs offering exposure to corporate bonds with the launch of three new funds. Two of the funds offer exposure to the intermediate and long-term maturity segments of the investment grade corporate bond universe, while the third launch is a target-maturity fund.



VanEck: Real yields rule – emerging markets local bonds lead the way

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

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

Looking for attractive yields? Look no further than emerging markets local currency bonds. These bonds provide significantly higher yields than those offered by developed markets bonds, both in nominal terms and in real terms. While higher yields often mean greater credit risk, local inflation levels can be a greater contributor to the nominal yields of emerging markets bonds.



Goldman Sachs launches smart beta HY corporate bond ETF

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
Goldman Sachs launches smart beta high yield corporate bond ETF

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has launched the Goldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: GHYB), offering smart beta exposure to US dollar-denominated high yield corporate bond markets.



BlackRock introduces currency hedged versions of floating rate bond ETF

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock has introduced GBP and EUR hedged versions of its iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (LON: FLOT). The move comes at a time when the dollar is losing ground against other major currencies which may be discouraging investors from holding unhedged dollar-denominated assets.



Franklin Templeton debuts two actively managed municipal bond ETFs

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
First Trust unveils actively managed municipal high income ETF

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched two new actively managed municipal bond ETFs, the Franklin Liberty Intermediate Municipal Opportunities ETF (NYSE Arca: FLMI) and Franklin Liberty Municipal Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: FLMB). Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, commented: “Leveraging our world class municipal bond platform, these actively managed ETFs seek to generate yield exempt from federal taxes, allowing investors to keep more of what they earn.”