Sovereign ETF Overview

There are 20 Sovereign ETFs which can be found in the following ETF.com analytics segments:

  • Fixed Income: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - Sovereign
  • Fixed Income: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - Sovereign Short-Term
  • Fixed Income: Emerging Markets - Sovereign
  • Fixed Income: Emerging Markets - Sovereign Short-Term
  • Fixed Income: Global - Sovereign High Yield
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  • Fixed Income: Global Ex-U.S. - Sovereign Inflation-Protected
  • Fixed Income: Global Ex-U.S. - Sovereign Investment Grade
  • Fixed Income: Global Ex-U.S. - Sovereign Investment Grade Short-Term
  • Leveraged Fixed Income: Emerging Markets - Sovereign

The largest Sovereign ETF is the iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) with $11.63 B in assets under management and an expense ratio of 0.39% with a trailing 12 month gain of 3.76%. The best-performing ETF over the last 12 months was the iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (IGOV) with a total return of 14.97%. The most-recent ETF launched was the JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond ETF (JPMB) in January 2018.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

ISHGiShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF2.61%
BWZSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF2.55%
IGOViShares International Treasury Bond ETF2.24%
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF2.09%
LEMBiShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF1.82%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

EMBUDirexion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares-14.19%
PCYPowershares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio-3.78%
IGEMVanEck Vectors EM Investment Grade + BB Rated USD Sovereign Bond ETF-3.35%
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF-3.20%
VWOBVanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF-2.16%

top creations

EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF1,945.12
EMLCVanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF900.05
EBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF145.20
IGOViShares International Treasury Bond ETF45.87
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF23.37

top redemptions

PCYPowershares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio-38.03
ISHGiShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF--
EMBHiShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF--
IGEMVanEck Vectors EM Investment Grade + BB Rated USD Sovereign Bond ETF--
EMBUDirexion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares--

AUM WINNERS

IGOViShares International Treasury Bond ETF12.15%
EBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF4.62%
LEMBiShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF4.12%
EMLCVanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF1.48%
PCYPowershares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio1.32%

AUM LOSERS

BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF-7.76%
VWOBVanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF-4.24%
FEMBFirst Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF-3.31%
SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-2.34%
WIPSPDR Citi International Government Inflation-Protected Bond ETF-1.73%

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