NOT ALL FIXED INCOME ETFS ARE CREATED EQUAL

Expect more from iShares Fixed Income ETFs

WHAT WE DO

Championing investor progress has been at the heart of our mission from the beginning.

 

Everything we do is about empowering investors so they can take control of their financial futures.

 

To us, being the champion of the investor means constantly challenging ourselves to improve, providing unmatched, high quality service.

 

We’re not the only Fixed Income ETF provider but just because things share a name, it doesn’t make them equal.

 

Expect more with iShares Fixed Income ETFs so that you can achieve better outcomes for your portfolio.

 

So, think a Fixed Income ETF is a Fixed Income ETF is a Fixed Income ETF? Think again.

WHY ISHARES FOR FIXED INCOME ETFS

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Expertise

iShares pioneered the first Fixed Income ETF in 2002 and is the world’s largest fixed income ETF provider1

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Wide range of solutions

With the world’s largest range of Fixed Income ETFs, iShares offers solutions to maximise portfolio potential2

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Quality assurance

iShares ETFs perform as designed and have delivered strong market performance, even in times of volatility3

BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT FIXED INCOME ETFS

  

MYTH: Bond ETFs run into liquidity issues during turbulent markets

FACT: Bond ETF trading acts as an additional layer of liquidity to underlying cash bond market.

Global ETF daily trading volumes increased from $US 19B in 2019 to around $US 52B during heightened market volatility in March 2020.4


MYTH: Bond ETFs with fewer bonds than the benchmark index do not accurately represent index performance

FACT: With experienced and vigilant portfolio management, bond ETFs can deliver accurate index performance.

An iShares Fixed Income ETF with 8000+ bonds vs. 27000+ bonds in the benchmark index delivered tracking error of just 0.06% since its inception.5


MYTH: Bond indices assign the largest weights to the most indebted issuers

FACT: The largest weight in fixed income indices tend to be large, blue chip companies similar to equity indices.

The top 980 holdings by market cap in an iShares investment grade corporate bond ETF have an average credit rating of A-.6