International Corporate Bond ETFs Have Arrived

PowerShares listed the second-ever international corporate bond ETF for trading this week, behind State Street Global Advisor’s international corporate bond product, falling right in step with the unfolding of the debt crisis in Europe.

International Corporate Bond ETF Starts Trading

State Street has launched the SPDR Barclays Capital International Corporate Bond ETF (IBND), an exchange traded fund designed to provide investors with cost efficient exposure to investment-grade corporate bonds outside of the US.

Case Study: International Bond ETFs

Portfolio diversification calls for spreading investment risk across asset classes and geographies. In many cases, exchange traded funds offer investors the opportunity to do both.

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