Use XEMD for Shorter Duration Emerging Markets Debt Exposure

Use XEMD for Shorter Duration Emerging Markets Debt Exposure

While rising markets debt was among the many worst-performing mounted earnings asset courses in 2022, traders have gotten extra bullish on the sector this yr. Following China easing up on its zero-COVID coverage, knowledge from BofA Global Research present that traders pumped a record $12.7 billion of capital into rising market debt and fairness funds for the week ending Wednesday, January 18.

According to BondBloxx Investment Management, the detrimental complete return efficiency was largely rates-driven as a consequence of their long-duration profile. For this motive, the mounted earnings specialist advises traders searching for rising markets debt publicity to think about the brief period.

“A shorter period method to EM investing continues to be our advice to scale back each rate of interest and unfold period danger, as a shorter period method has outperformed throughout historic market drawdowns,” in line with the BondBloxx 2023 Fixed Income Market Outlook.

The BondBloxx JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets 1-10 Year Bond ETF (XEMD) seeks to trace the funding outcomes of an index composed of short- to intermediate-term U.S. dollar-denominated, rising market bonds by excluding bonds with maturities longer than 10 years.

“XEMD is designed to offer mounted earnings traders the power to higher handle their period publicity when investing in rising markets debt,” mentioned JoAnne Bianco, shopper portfolio supervisor at BondBloxx.

XEMD’s index, the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Liquid 1-10 Year Maturity Index, was constructed with out making important nation or sector deviations from the complete index. The index can be shorter in period than different broad market rising market bond benchmarks, leading to potential relative efficiency benefits throughout a rising fee atmosphere.

In comparability to the broad J.P. Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index Global Diversified Index, the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified Liquid 1-10 Year Maturity Index is roughly 2.75 years shorter. It’s additionally materially shorter than Bloomberg’s US and Global Aggregate Indices, in addition to the Bloomberg US Corporate Index, whereas related in period to the Bloomberg US High Yield Index.

XEMD is one in all 19 mounted earnings ETFs that BondBloxx has launched since February 2022, which additionally embrace seven industry sector-specific high yield bond ETFsthree ratings-specific high yield bond ETFs, and eight target-duration U.S. Treasury ETFs.

Launched in October of 2021 to offer precision ETF publicity for mounted earnings traders, BondBloxx was based by ETF business leaders Leland Clemons, Joanna Gallegos, Tony Kelly, Mark Miller, Brian O’Donnell, and Elya Schwartzman. The staff has collectively constructed and launched over 350 ETFs at companies together with BlackRock, JPMorgan, State Street, Northern Trust, and HSBC.

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