Fund Fights: LGIM and DWS India government bond ETFs after index green light

Fund Fights is a series where ETF Stream analyses the strengths and weaknesses of similar ETFs. This month, LGIM’s TIGR and DWS’s XIGB go head-to-head

Jamie Gordon

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This month sees the only two ETFs offering exposure to India’s $2trn bond market go head-to-head as a shift in index inclusion rules is set to be a boon for Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) and DWS’s India government bond candidates.

The first ETF to capture the market was the L&G India INR Government Bond UCITS ETF (TIGR), which launched in October 2021, followed 11 months later by the Xtrackers India Government Bond UCITS ETF (XIGB).

The arrival of the two products came after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the Fully Accessible Route (FAR) scheme in March 2020, enabling overseas investors to access Indian sovereign bonds without restrictions...

This article first appeared in ETF Insider, ETF Stream's monthly ETF magazine for professional investors in Europe. To read the full article, click here.

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