‘ Barclays ’

Invesco adds euro hybrid bond ETF to alternative income suite

Sep 25th, 2020 | By
Gary Buxton, Head of EMEA ETFs at Invesco

Invesco has expanded its suite of alternative income solutions with the launch of a hybrid bond ETF.


Vanguard introduces euro-hedged share classes for trio of fixed income ETFs

Sep 9th, 2020 | By
Vanguard launches euro-hedged versions of core fixed income ETFs

Vanguard has introduced new currency-hedged share classes for three fixed income ETFs that deliver core access to Treasury, gilt, and US dollar corporate bond markets.


Vanguard launches short-term US Treasury bond ETF

Sep 7th, 2020 | By
Matthew Piro, Head of Portfolio Review Department, Europe, at Vanguard

Vanguard has launched a new fixed income ETF in Europe providing exposure to US Treasury bonds at the short end of the maturity spectrum.


Satrix launches global aggregate bond ETF in South Africa

Aug 25th, 2020 | By
Satrix launches first global aggregate bond ETF in South Africa

Satrix Managers has launched the first global aggregate bond ETF in South Africa, providing investors with comprehensive fixed income exposure in a single ticker.


UBS introduces USD-hedging for eurozone SRI corporate bond ETF

Aug 17th, 2020 | By
UBS introduces USD-hedging for eurozone SRI corporate bond ETF

UBS has introduced a new currency-hedged share class for its ETF tracking euro area corporate bonds issued by firms with strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics.


DWS launches ESG-screened short-term EUR corporate bond ETF

Jul 29th, 2020 | By
Cleaning up ETF ESG Greenwashing

DWS has unveiled a new socially responsible ETF in Europe providing exposure to euro-denominated, short-term bonds from corporate issuers.


Amundi launches SRI EUR aggregate bond ETF

Jul 17th, 2020 | By
The fund is the first ETF to offer ESG-screened exposure to the euro aggregate bond market.

Amundi has expanded its suite of socially responsible investing (SRI) ETFs with the launch of a fund providing exposure to the euro aggregate bond market. The Amundi Index Euro Agg SRI UCITS ETF DR – EUR (EGRI FP) has listed on Euronext Paris with an expense ratio of 0.16%. Fannie Wurtz, Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta, commented, “The Euro Aggregate exposure is an essential building block that strengthens our existing SRI range, offering investors the opportunity to build a diversified responsible investing portfolio tailored to their individual objectives.”


BlackRock launches ESG-focused asset allocation ETFs

Jun 22nd, 2020 | By
Six styles of high yield bond ETFs

BlackRock has introduced a suite of four asset allocation ETFs catering to socially responsible investors. Tailored for different investor risk appetites, the funds invest to varying degrees in a mix of iShares equity and fixed income ETFs that incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. Carolyn Weinberg, Managing Director and Global Head of Product for iShares, said the funds were “designed to simplify the ESG investment process with single-ticker solutions.”


Optimizing intermediate cash investments in a low-yield environment

Jun 15th, 2020 | By
Optimizing intermediate cash investments in a low-yield environment

By Will Goldthwait, Portfolio Strategist, Global Cash and Fixed Income, State Street Global Advisors.

For investors who are still feeling cautious, ultra-short-term bond strategies may be an appropriate way to supplement cash positions. Such strategies can be used as an intermediate investment to increase the yield of a cash allocation.


Franklin Templeton launches active US Treasuries ETF

Jun 12th, 2020 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has expanded its suite of actively managed fixed income ETFs in the US with the launch of a fund providing exposure to Treasury securities. The Franklin Liberty US Treasury Bond ETF (FLGV US) has listed on NYSE Arca and comes with an expense ratio of 0.09%. Patrick O’Connor, Global Head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, commented, “The launch of FLGV further exemplifies our steadfast belief that active management is critical to achieving investor goals in fixed income.”