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iShares launches bond range of ETF’s

iShares has announced the launch of four ETF’s covering the bond market.

The iShares Barclays Euro aggregate, Euro corporate, Euro Treasury bond 0-1 and Citigroup global government bond are now available on the London Stock Exchange.

In addition to the investment grade universe, the ETF suite will offer exposure to corporate bonds, G7 bonds and to the shortest-dated European government instruments.

iShares senior fixed income portfolio manager Alex Claringbull says: “Following the market events of 2008, fixed income has grabbed the attention of investors like never before. At this time of intense interest and strong inflows, iShares is delighted to be able to offer the market an enlarged suite of bond funds, unique in its breadth and depth, which speaks to a range of investors and their needs.”

“There are attractive opportunities in the corporate bond market with spreads at record highs relative to government bonds, and we see that investors are looking for low-cost, transparent and efficient ways to take advantage of this.”


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