iShares Rolls Out International TIPS ETFs

By: ETFdb
iShares, the issuer behind the $20 billion Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP), has introduced two new ETFs offering exposure to inflation-protected bonds from issuers outside the U.S. The new iShares ETFs include: International Inflation-Linked Bond Fund (ITIP): This ETF is linked to the BofA Merrill Lynch Global ex-US Diversified Inflation-Linked Index, a benchmark that includes inflation-linked sovereign debt denominated in the local currency of the issuer. ITIP includes both developed and emerging markets, making the biggest allocations the U.K. (14%), France (13%), and Brazil (13%). Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund (GTIP): This ETF casts a slightly wider net, including U.S. TIPS along with international securities. The underlying BofA Merrill Lynch Global Diversified Inflation-Linked Index allocates about a third of total assets to the U.S., with the remainder spread across developed and emerging economies around the globe. As concerns about massive injections of liquidity into financial markets and surging commodity prices have [...] Click here to read the original article on Related Posts: Inflation-Fighting ETFs Back In Focus PIMCO Planning Global Inflation-Linked Bond ETF iShares Files For Global TIPS ETF TIPS ETFs: Looking Beyond TIP Three International Bond ETFs For Europe’s Bounceback
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