The SPDR® Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Global Treasury ex-US Capped Index.
The Barclays Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index is designed to track the fixed-rate local currency sovereign debt of investment grade countries outside the United States.
The Index includes government bonds issued by investment grade countries outside the United States, in local currencies, that have a remaining maturity of one year or more and are rated investment grade (Baa3/BBB-/BBB-or higher using the middle rating of Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., Standard & Poor’s, Inc. and Fitch Inc., respectively).
Each of the component securities in the Index is a constituent of the Barclays Global Treasury ex-US Index, screened such that the following countries are included: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
In addition, the securities in the Index must be fixed-rate and have certain minimum amounts outstanding, depending upon the currency in which the bonds are denominated.
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