Fixed Income

BNP Paribas launches defensive European high yield bond ETF

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas has launched a new ETF offering exposure to the European high yield credit market while hedging against market downturns through the use of a protective put strategy.



IndexIQ goes active with two municipal bond ETFs

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches US large cap multi-factor ETF

IndexIQ has begun its foray into the actively managed ETF space with the launch of two new funds targeting the municipal bond market. Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ CIO, said: “We expect that these new products will allow more investors to gain the benefits of exposure to this complex, yet important, sector of the bond market.”



PowerShares rolls out eurozone HY bond ETF in partnership with PIMCO

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
PowerShares Source rolls out new euro bond ETF in partnership with PIMCO

Invesco PowerShares has unveiled a eurozone short-term high yield ETF to complement its existing $1.2 billion US-focused product. Launched in partnership with fixed income specialists PIMCO, the ETF is likely to appeal to investors who are seeking higher income than they can get from government or investment grade corporate bonds.



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
Asia Index launches suite of Indian market-cap indices

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
BlackRock’s iShares ETFs captures record net inflows during 2017

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.