Investing for Income

Generate more income potential across multiple asset classes with iShares ETFs

As yields from cash and term deposits remain near historic lows, the search for income is a top priority for many investors.

In this environment, a multi-asset approach is one of the best ways to generate a good level of income while managing risk.

Enhance your income potential with a comprehensive and diversified portfolio that could include funds investing in corporate and emerging market bonds, income-producing equities and investment grade credit.

With yields at their lowest across many asset classes, a multi-asset approach to fixed income may help generate more income potential. Watch this video to learn more.



A single iShares trade can provide instant exposure to a diversified portfolio of securities, by asset class, market capitalisation, country or sector. This diversification can help reduce concentration risk and give investors exposure to additional sources of potential return when building income portfolios.

Cost Efficiency

Management and transaction costs have the potential to have a meaningful impact on the return of an income portfolio. iShares can be a cost-effective way to gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of securities. iShares are generally less expensive than investing in actively managed funds and even some index funds, and can also be less costly than purchasing a large number of individual shares or bonds.


With the minimum investment size for some bonds being up to $500,000, it can be difficult to achieve a diversified exposure to income assets. With iShares you can easily gain access to a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities through a simple trade on the ASX.


By trading like shares, iShares provide investors with the flexibility to trade at any time during ASX market hours. This gives investors the flexibility to tailor and adapt their portfolios towards their specific income objectives with ease.


The holdings of each iShares are publicly disclosed daily, so that investors always know exactly what they hold in their portfolios and can better understand sources of risk and return.