How ETF's can help with the top 3 fixed income challenges


Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

Fixed income investors continue to operate in a difficult environment:

  • High inflation eats away at investors’ returns
  • World's central banks setting strict monetary polices
  • Geopolitical uncertainty can create volatility
  • The shift to sustainable investing is accelerating

In light of this environment, what are the top 3 challenges fixed income investors face?

Portfolio construction

How can I build a fixed income portfolio in uncertain times?

With high levels of inflation and central banks moving to tighter monetary policies, fixed income asset yields are picking up, which may create more income generation opportunities. In this environment, investors should consider expanding their asset allocation to help capture additional yield.

iShares' approach: Fixed income Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can help you access different sources of income and manage risk.


Product selection

How can I get more specific in my fixed income allocation without sacrificing liquidity or diversification?

In uncertain times, investors face increasing pressure to deliver returns and maintain diversification while ensuring liquidity. They need to employ different tools (including ETFs and index funds) and implementation ideas to those traditionally used and take a more precise approach by focusing on different markets, new countries and credit quality views, as well as specific duration exposures.

iShares' approach: Access to broad ranges of fixed income ETFs offer exposure to precise asset classes and geographic ranges. This way, you can select the exact fixed income pocket to invest in.

Sustainable transition

How do I transition my fixed income allocation to be more sustainable and understand the impact on my overall financial and sustainable objectives?

As industry wide European sustainable regulations come into effect and internal commitments to transition to a low-carbon economy are made, investors are incorporating sustainability across their portfolios, increasingly going beyond equities and starting to transition fixed income allocations.2

iShares’ approach: Sustainable fixed income ETFs could provide instant access to sustainable investing.

Through a wide range of products and insights, iShares can help fixed income investors address today’s challenges.

To learn more about fixed income ETFs, search "iShares fixed income"

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1&2 Source: BlackRock, as of 31 July 2022

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