Fixed Income

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 expands iShares corporate bond ETF suite

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
Lyxor launches short term high yield bond ETF on LSE

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
Redwood launches emerging markets dividend ETF on Aequitas NEO

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

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.



UBS reduces fees on US TIPS ETF

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
ETFs to consider as inflation erodes cash’s real value

UBS Asset Management has reduced the total expense ratio (TER) on the UBS ETF Barclays TIPS 1-10 UCITS ETF (LON: UBTS) with the new pricing effective from 1 April 2017. The fund offers investors inflation risk mitigation by tracking US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS).



Mackenzie Investments to launch active global high yield ETF

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
Mackenzie Investments to launch active global high yield ETF

Canada-based Mackenzie Investments has received final approval from securities regulators to launch a fixed income ETF on Aequitas NEO Exchange. The Mackenzie Global High Yield Fixed Income ETF (MHYB) will be the fifth fund in Mackenzie Investment’s series of active fixed income ETFs and is expected to begin trading on 26 April 2017.