Goldman Sachs plans expansion of fixed income ETF suite

Aug 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Fixed Income

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Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has filed regulatory documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the launch of six new fixed income ETFs.

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Goldman Sachs has filed regulatory documents for the listing of six new ETFs in the US.

The funds, which are linked to indices created in collaboration between with FTSE Russell, provide exposure to the total USD bond, USD aggregate, broad US Treasury, short- and long-term USD corporate, and Chinese bond universes.

If all six funds are brought to market, they will represent a significant expansion of GSAM’s fixed income ETF capabilities, increasing the number of bond ETFs offered by the firm to eleven.

The funds

The Goldman Sachs Access US Aggregate Bond ETF will track the FTSE Goldman Sachs Broad Bond Market Index which, according to the filing, measures the performance of the total investment-grade universe of US dollar-denominated bonds.

The Goldman Sachs Access US Treasury Total Market Bond ETF will tracks the FTSE Goldman Sachs US Treasury Total Market Bond Index which measures the performance of US Treasuries, including notes, bills, and floating-rate bonds. To be eligible for selection, securities must have a minimum issue size of $5 billion and a remaining maturity between one and thirty years.

The Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate 1-5 Year Bond ETF will track the FTSE Goldman Sachs Investment Grade Corporate 1-5 Year Bond Index which measures the performance of US dollar-denominated investment-grade corporate bonds with remaining maturities between one and five years.

The Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate 10+ Year Bond ETF will track the FTSE Goldman Sachs Investment Grade Corporate 10+ Year Bond Index which also covers US dollar-denominated investment-grade corporate bonds but targets those with remaining maturities greater than ten years.

The Goldman Sachs Access China Bonds ETF will track the FTSE Goldman Sachs Chinese Government Bond Index which measures the performance of renminbi-denominated fixed-rate bonds issued by the Chinese Treasury and regional Chinese governments as well as from three Chinese policy banks: Agricultural Development Bank of China, China Development Bank, and Export-Import Bank of China.

The Goldman Sachs Access Total Bond Market ETF will track the FTSE Goldman Sachs Total Bond Market Index which, according to the document, measures the performance of the US-dollar denominated bond universe including investment-grade, high yield, inflation-linked, emerging market government, and emerging market corporate issues.

The filing did not include details of tickers, listing venues, or expense ratios.

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