Global Bonds ETF Overview

Global bond ETFs provide exposure to fixed-income securities from all over the world.

With 57 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Global Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $34.89B. The average expense ratio is 0.54%. Global Bonds ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Global Bonds ETF is the iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF NEAR with $4.51B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Global Bonds ETF was the FCVT at 36.63%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Global Bonds space was the Janus Henderson AAA CLO ETF JAAA in 10/16/20.

Top ETF Performers

FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 5.60%
DWFI SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF 1.19%
FDHY Fidelity High Yield Factor ETF 0.99%
FLHY Franklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF 0.88%
RIGS RiverFront Strategic Income Fund 0.81%

Bottom ETF Performers

SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF -1.03%
WBND Western Asset Total Return ETF -0.85%
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund -0.50%
FPEI First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF -0.46%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF -0.44%

Top Creations

FIXD First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF 317.07
VNLA Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF 204.02
GSY Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF 116.24
BOND PIMCO Active Bond ETF 101.14
FBND Fidelity Total Bond ETF 71.08

Top Redemptions

NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF -338.46
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF -35.87
AWTM Aware Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF -34.76
ULTR IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF -12.42
AFIF Anfield Universal Fixed Income ETF -12.26

AUM Winners

ADFI Anfield Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 44.73%
FLHY Franklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF 33.87%
DIAL Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF 17.12%
GTO Invesco Total Return Bond ETF 16.97%
BGRN iShares Global Green Bond ETF 16.16%

AUM Losers

NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF -17.39%
BLHY Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF -15.70%
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF -8.56%
FWDB AdvisorShares FolioBeyond Smart Core Bond ETF -8.35%
AFIF Anfield Universal Fixed Income ETF -7.01%

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