It has been well over 100 days since that fateful day in late March when the Fed stepped in and said they would start buying Corporate Bonds as part of a much wider plan to help avoid a broader market collapse as outflows from Fixed Income funds ran riot.
Tradeweb Markets has launched an exchange-for-physical (EFP) based on the Cboe iBoxx iShares $ High Yield Corporate Bond Index Futures (IBHY) listed on the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE). This new offering is available through the Dealerweb EFP platform.
Franklin Templeton has expanded its active ETF lineup for US investors with the addition of its ninth active fixed income ETF offering, Franklin Liberty US Treasury Bond ETF (FLGV).
Krane Funds Advisors (KraneShares), a global asset management firm known for its China-focused exchange-traded funds and innovative China investment strategies, has launched the KraneShares Bloomberg Barclays China Bond Inclusion UCITS ETF (LSE: KBND) on the London Stock Exchange.
Specialist fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management is calling on investors to review their bond holdings, saying that recent market volatility has highlighted the importance of investment grade bonds as a source of income.
Northern Trust has announced new underlying indices for two of its FlexShares bond ETFs, effective immediately.
Late March saw The Federal Reserve establish the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) to support credit to employers by providing liquidity to the market for outstanding corporate bonds.
Lyxir has launched a new ETF focused on green bonds on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
Derek Fulton (pictured), Chief Executive Officer at First Trust Global Portfolios believes that investors have become more concerned about taking excessive amounts of interest rate risk. However, there are ways of exposing a fixed income ETF to risk if done in a smart systematic way, he says.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has seen enormous growth over recent years with assets pouring into socially responsible investing in all its forms. And, beyond that, new studies show that, where once you had to accept a smaller return for following your principles, now being principled might even enhance your portfolio.