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JP Morgan AM launches two fixed income ETFs

George Geddes

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JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has expanded its fixed income BetaBuilders offering with the launch of two ETFs.

The JPM BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond UCITS ETF (BBTR) and the JPM BetaBuilders EUR Govt Bond UCITS ETF (BBEG) have listed on the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse Xetra, Borsa Italiana and SIX Swiss Exchange with total expense ratios (TERs) of 0.10%.

Amid the rising interest in fixed income ETPs, investors are including fixed income ETFs in to their portfolios to gain exposure to the bond markets from emerging market debt to investment-grade bonds.

Tracking the JP Morgan Government Bond Index US, BBTR offers investors exposure to dollar-denominated treasury bonds issued by the US government. Similarly BBEG offers investors exposure to euro-denominated government bonds issued by eurozone countries, tracking the JP Morgan EMU Government Bond index.

As fee war continues in Europe, JPMAM threw its hat in to the ring having launched a US equity ETF at the beginning of April with a TER of only 0.04%.

Bryon Lake (pictured), head of international ETFs at JPMAM, commented: “Fixed income ETFs are growing in popularity since they can add diversified and liquid bond exposure to an investment portfolio with a level of simplicity and transparency that is not possible when investing in global bond markets directly.”

BBTR and BBEG are now a part of JPMAM’s 45-strong ETF offering globally.

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