Investment Grade Bonds

Income with a focus on credit quality

Why Investment Grade Bonds?

Corporations have taken advantage of the low interest rate environment, not just issuing more bonds but longer maturity bonds; allowing them to lock in low rates of funding for extended periods. The need for yields higher than those of low yielding government bonds, and improving corporate fundamentals, have driven the performance of investment grade corporate bonds.

Investment grade corporate bonds provide risk aware investors exposure to corporate debt of a higher credit quality. Investors can gain exposure to leading companies across financials, utilities, industrials and other sectors, across emerging and developed markets. Investment grade debt carries lower credit risk but allows investors to earn a consistent yield. It can be used to seek stability whilst pursuing income.

Reasons to consider Investment grade bonds

1BlackRock 26/05/16: As represented by the Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate Bond Index.

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