Invesco has launched five euro government bond ETFs with the choice of four maturity ranges.
The five-strong range has listed on the Xetra and Borsa Italiana with an ongoing charge of 0.10%.
The five ETFs include:
Invesco Euro Government Bond 1-3 Year UCITS ETF (EIB3)
Invesco Euro Government Bond 3-5 Year UCITS ETF (EIB5)
Invesco Euro Government Bond 5-7 Year UCITS ETF (EIB7)
Invesco Euro Government Bond 7-10 Year UCITS ETF (EIBX)
Invesco Euro Government Bond UCITS ETF (EIBB)
The four ETFs with targeted maturities track the Bloomberg Barclays Euro Government Select indices. According to Invesco, the benchmarks offer exposure to the five most liquid economies in Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
EIBB, which contains bonds of all maturities, tracks the Bloomberg Barclays Euro Treasury Majors Bond index. In addition to the five geographies the other ETFs offer exposure to, the benchmark also includes Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland and Portugal.
Paul Syms, head of EMEA ETF fixed income product management at Invesco, commented: "Many investors have European government bonds for core allocation to diversify and reduce their portfolio volatility.
"We have developed these new ETFs with the aim of delivering the right balance between performance and broad market exposure.
"In addition, given the persistent low yields in Europe, we believe the low costs of these ETFs will attract investors who are increasingly price-sensitive."
Syms spoke with ETF Stream recently, speaking about Invesco's push into the fixed income space, in particular, environmental, social and governance (ESG) ETFs.