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Innovation has become a hallmark of the ETF industry in recent years, as new and existing issuers alike have have rolled out increasingly complex and creative products that have further expanded the universe of asset classes and investment strategies available through exchange-traded products. Perhaps no corner of the ETF lineup has grown as quickly as the investment grade corporate bond space. At the beginning of 2009, there were only four ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category with aggregate assets of about $8 billion. As investors have become more comfortable with the combination of fixed income exposure and ETFs, both products and assets have skyrocketed. There are now 23 ETFs in this ETFdb Category with a total of nearly $30 billion in AUM at the end of May. [click to continue…]

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Thursday marks the first day of trading for the WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund (ALD), an actively-managed ETF offering exposure to debt of a dozen developed and emerging Asia Pacific countries. The fund will invest primarily in local currency debt from issuers in South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Thailand, Philippines, and Taiwan, as well as the developed markets of Australia and New Zealand. ALD will implement a tiered investment approach, with markets deemed to maintain larger and more liquid debt markets receiving higher weightings in the fund. A single country cap of 20% will be applied. [click to continue…]

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Guggenheim, the Chicagoland ETF issuer that has been a pioneer in the target maturity date  bond ETF space, may have plans to take its fixed income lineup international. The company recently made an SEC filing detailing plans for a China bond ETF. Details on the proposed fund were scarce–no ticker symbol, expense ratio, or even […]

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iShares hasn’t launched any new ETFs since rolling out its short-term TIPS fund (STIP) in early December, but the issuer responsible for close to 45% of all U.S. ETF assets continues to expand its product pipeline. The San Francisco-based ETF giant recently detailed plans for a international preferred stock ETF in an SEC filing; the […]

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International Bond ETFs To Diversify Fixed Income Exposure

by on November 15, 2010 | Updated November 29, 2010

In recent years, one of the fastest-growing corners of the ETF market has been the fixed income space. As investors have become more comfortable with the idea of utilizing the ETF structure to achieve bond exposure, the number of products has multiplied and asset levels have surged. Ongoing innovation has brought increased granularity to the […]

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As each week seemingly brings multiple new product launches, the ETF industry’s product pipeline continues to refill. Issuers continue to get creative in their efforts to expand their product lineups, laying the groundwork to launch products not currently available in the ETF wrapper. One of the latest filings to hit the SEC’s desk came from […]

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As investors have become more comfortable with the marriage of fixed income exposure and the ETF wrapper, billions of dollars have flowed into bond ETFs in recent years. Impressive innovation in the space has provided investors with more options than ever before, including enhanced granularity in virtually every corner of the fixed income market. Still, […]

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PowerShares seems ready to continue the expansion of its product lineup, recently filing for approval on four new funds. Each of the proposed ETFs would seek to replicate indexes maintained by KBW, which is already behind several ETFs offered by State Street. The funds detailed in the recent SEC filing include:

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Investors hoping to coast through the summer months learned early in June that a summer slowdown wasn’t in the cards. Trading volumes remained elevated throughout the month, and volatility continued its impressive climb higher. With the latest developments out of Europe continuing to ripple through the global economy and fresh concerns about the best approach […]

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The fixed income ETF space has continued its impressive growth in 2010, with PowerShares becoming the latest issuer to bring a new bond fund to market. The PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio (PICB) will track the S&P International Corporate Bond Index, a benchmark that measures the performance of investment grade corporate bonds from non-U.S. issuers […]

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The impressive pace of expansion in the ETF industry slowed a bit in May, as issuers introduced fewer new funds than in previous months. Still, more than a dozen new ETFs began trading last  month, including some first-to-market products, a few ETFs that will go head-to-head with established products, and the second coming of an […]

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The pace of new ETF launches may have slowed a bit in May, but the pipeline continues to fill with plenty of interesting products. The latest filings include a fund that could compete with the recently-launched international corporate bond ETF, as well as another inflation-protected bond ETF. 

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