Investment manager Invesco has expanded its fixed income ETF range by launching four ETFs that will offer defined maturity exposure in emerging markets.
The new BulletShares emerging markets ETFs will enable investors to manage a specific maturity laddered income stream focussed on emerging markets debt.
The strategies will also focus on US dollar-denominated bonds in an effort to reduce local currency exposure.
Invesco director of global macro ETF strategy Jason Bloom said: “Using BulletShares as a means of holding bonds to maturity may help to insulate investors from the risk of rising rates while offering overall portfolio diversification.”
The new vehicles will track the Nasdaq BulletShares USD Emerging Markets Debt Indexes. They will rebalance on a monthly basis.
The addition of the new ETFs takes Invesco’s total ETF count to 22. The firm’s ETF range also includes 10 corporate bond ETFs and eight high-yield corporate bond ETFs.
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Invesco global head of ETFs Dan Draper said: “The new BulletShares Emerging Markets ETFs continue to democratise the bond laddering process for investors, offering a convenient and liquid way to meet the market for defined income needs.
“Offering new debt exposure in the BulletShares family speaks to Invesco’s commitment to accelerating growth in the decade-old suite.”