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iShares, the exchange-traded fund arm of Barclays Global Investors, has listed two new exchange traded funds on Euronext Amsterdam, the iShares EUR Covered Bond and iShares S&P Emer

iShares, the exchange-traded fund arm of Barclays Global Investors, has listed two new exchange traded funds on Euronext Amsterdam, the iShares EUR Covered Bond and iShares S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure funds.

The iShares EUR Covered Bond fund provides investors with liquid exposure to a range of European covered bonds based on the Markit iBoxx EUR Covered index. The index currently contains 438 bonds, 95 per cent AAA-rated, with an average annual yield of 4.51 per cent and duration of 4.18 years, as of 28 January.

The iShares S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure fund provides investors with liquid exposure to 30 of the world’s largest publicly listed emerging market companies, focusing on transportation (20 per cent), energy (40 per cent) and utilities (40 per cent). In two years, investments in infrastructure in emerging market economies total more than USD1trn.

Joost van der Does de Willebois, chairman of Euronext Amsterdam and member of the NYSE Euronext management committee, says: ‘ETF trading is growing significantly; January was the second best month ever in terms of the number of transactions. The launch of these new ETFs is a welcome response to the clear demand from investors for this type of investment.’

Roel Thijssen, head of iShares Benelux, adds: ‘ETFs have come of age in current volatile markets, where transparency and liquidity are critical, and where investment opportunities are not easy to find. Covered bonds are secure because they have a preferential claim on a legally segregated pool of collateral assets. At the same time, strong economic fundamentals in emerging markets are a source of potential returns for investors.’

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