Fixed Income

Solactive launches Australian bank floating rate bond index

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
Solactive launches Australian bank floating rate bond index

Frankfurt-based Solactive has launched its first index targeting the Asia-Pacific region with the introduction of the Solactive Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond Index.



Goldman Sachs unveils ‘Access’ series with corporate bond ETF launch

Jun 12th, 2017 | By
Goldman Sachs unveils ‘Access’ ETF series with corporate bond fund launch

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has launched the Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: GIGB), tracking the performance of US dollar-denominated investment grade corporate bonds.



Blackrock expects $300bn flows into bond ETFs from US insurers

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares MSCI Europe Mid Cap ETF

New rules from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) could pave the way for insurance companies shifting more than $300 billion into fixed income ETFs over the next five years, according to BlackRock.



Horizons ETFs reduces management fee on Candian select universe bond ETF

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
Horizons ETFs reduces management fee on Candian select universe bond ETF

Horizons ETFs has announced it will reduce the management fee on the Horizons Canadian Select Universe Bond ETF (Toronto: HBB) from 0.15% to 0.09% as of 1 July 2017. Steve Hawkins, president and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, said: “With a combination of low yields and the always-looming prospect of rising interest rates, it’s essential for Canadian fixed income investors to reduce the cost of their bond exposure to ensure they preserve more of their returns.”



BetaShares launches Australian floating rate ETF

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
Australian ETF industry sees two new funds launch in May

ETF provider BetaShares has launched the first ETF in Australia to offer exposure to Australian Bank floating rate bonds. The BetaShares Australian Bank Floating Rate Bond ETF (ASX: QPON) gives investors monthly income with the relative capital stability of floating rate notes.



Blackrock launches two cash ETFs in Australia

Jun 7th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares MSCI Europe Mid Cap ETF

BlackRock has launched two new cash ETFs for Australian investors on the ASX. The iShares Core Cash ETF (BILL) and the iShares Enhanced Cash ETF (ISEC) are designed to offer exposure to a diversified portfolio of money market and short-term fixed rate Australian dollar securities.



Advisors driving increased use of bond ETFs, finds Cerulli

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
ETFs to benefit from FCA call for fee transparency

The financial advisor community is increasingly adopting a greater proportion of bond ETFs within their portfolios, according to a study by international research house Cerulli Associates and sponsored by BlackRock.



JP Morgan launches active ultra-short fixed income ETF

May 22nd, 2017 | By
JP Morgan unveils smart beta ETF on NYSE Arca

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has launched the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (Bats Exchange: JPST), an actively managed ETF that aims to provide current income while maintaining low volatility of principal.



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.