Lyxor extends ETF range for European investors

Lyxor has extended its range of exchange traded funds (ETFs), with six new additions on the London Stock Exchange, giving European investors access to US treasuries, UK gilts, UK inflation-linked gilts, and sterling-denominated corporate bonds

Lyxor Asset Management (Lyxor), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Société Générale, has launched a new set of ETFs tracking Markit iBoxx Total Return indices.

The funds give European investors access to US treasuries, UK gilts, UK inflation-linked gilts, and sterling-denominated corporate bonds.

Three of new ETFs allow access to US treasury bonds, with maturity ranges of one to three year, five to seven year and 10 year.

The funds are called Lyxor ETF iBoxx $ Treasuries 1-3Y, Lyxor ETF iBoxx $ Treasuries 5-7Y, and Lyxor ETF iBoxx $ Treasuries 10Y+ respectively, and track the relevant total return market index.

British government debt, in sterling, can meanwhile be accessed through the Lyxor ETF iBoxx £ Gilts on its corresponding index.

Inflation-linked gilts are also available, with Lyxor’s ETF iBoxx UK Gilt Inflation-Linked.

Corporate bonds are included within the new ETF range.

According to Lyxor, that fund gives exposure to the 40 largest, most liquid, sterling-denominated corporates.

The corporates it is attached to are rated at least BBB- by S&P, Fitch, or Baa3 by Moody’s.

Following the latest additions, Lyxor’s total European ETF offering is now at 20.

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