Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Vanguard launches Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF

RELATED TOPICS​

Vanguard has launched the Vanguard Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), and Deutsche Börse. 

Designed for investors seeking very broad fixed income exposure the Vanguard Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF provides access to a universe of over 23,500 investment grade bonds (as at June 20th 2019) issued by governments, corporates and agencies across both developed and emerging markets. The ETF is ‘currency hedged’ which is a technique to minimise the risks associated with movements in currency exchange rates.

Mark Fitzgerald, Head of ETF Product Management, Europe, says: “Investors are often tempted to invest locally when it comes to fixed income, largely out of familiarity. However, the added diversity of a global bond allocation can actually reduce the risk of an investor’s fixed income portfolio, without necessarily decreasing the expected returns, provided the currency risk is hedged.

“By adding global bonds, you gain exposure to a greater number of securities, different inflation and economic environments, as well as business cycles from a wider range of markets.”

Vanguard bond index UCITS ETFs are managed by the Vanguard Fixed Income Group (FIG). Vanguard has more than 30 years of bond index-tracking expertise. FIG takes a team based approach to investment management, avoiding a star manager system. The team is globalised with trading desks in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia driving an investment approach that is rigorous, analytical, high-controlled, and cost effective.

Latest News

HSBC Asset Management’s (HSBC AM) ETF and Indexing business has passed USD100 billion in assets under management (AUM), reflecting its..
Amundi’s ETF Market Flows Analysis for April reveals that investors added EUR54.1 billion to global ETFs in April with equities..
VanEck has reached USD10 billion in assets under management in Europe for the first time in April 2024...
Global index revenues increased 9.3 per cent in 2023, totalling a record USD5.8 billion, according to a benchmark study published..

Related Articles

Dan Miller, IQ-EQ
With just over a week to go till T+1 settlement begins in North America, Canada and Mexico, time is of...
Emily Spurling, Nasdaq
Last October’s ETF Express US Awards 2023 found Nasdaq winning Best Index Provider – ESG ETFs and Best Index Provider...
Vinit Srivistava, MerQube
Index provider, MerQube, launched in 2019, with the aim of providing a “technology-driven answer to the most complex, rules-based investment...
Sean O' Hara
Pacer ETFs has announced the launch of three Cash Cows UCITS ETFs. The firm writes that this will give European...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by