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Tag Archives: Bond ETFs

Nov 10, 2022

Tip of the Iceberg: Fixed Income ETFs in Times of Crisis

20 and 15 years after the launches of the first ETFs based on the iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade (IG) Index and iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield (HY) Index, respectively, ETFs are increasingly used to trade fixed income without the necessity of transacting individual bonds. The tradability of bond ETFs has been leveraged by a…

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May 31, 2022

Insurance General Accounts See Increased Fixed Income ETF Adoption in 2021

As of year-end 2021, insurance companies held USD 45.4 billion in ETFs in their general accounts—a 15% increase over 2020. We recently published a research piece on the use of ETFs by insurance companies. In this blog post, we explore the increased use of fixed income ETFs in these portfolios. Fixed income securities comprise the…

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Aug 14, 2018

India’s Growing Fixed Income Market

The Indian debt market has grown to USD 1.5 trillion over the past decade, largely due to the issuances from the central and state government. The ratio of government securities to corporate issuances is about 75 to 25, reflecting the subdued state of corporate bond markets in India. With a lack of participation, the Indian…

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May 24, 2018

On the Use of Bond ETFs by Insurance Companies

Recently, S&P Dow Jones Indices published an analysis on the use of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by U.S. insurance companies in their general accounts. This blog post provides additional details on the investments in Bond ETFs by insurance companies. The original analysis noted that of the USD 27.2 billion insurance companies invested in ETFs, companies invested…

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