An idea for a new investment asset

Not mine, but of Paul Amery from IndexUniverse.com.  He observed that yes, there are tons of equity ETFs to choose from and fixed income ETFs are also growing.  But for these FI ETFs, there exist only 6 that give investors exposure to the international bond market.  What’s up with that?

In a brief piece, he writes:

I counted only six non-U.S. fixed-income ETFs in the August 6 Deutsche Bank U.S-Listed ETF Liquidity Trends report, covering international emerging market debt (two funds), international treasuries (three funds; two covering short-maturity bonds, one covering the whole market) and one international inflation-linked bond fund.
In all six funds, you will have exposure to multiple government issuers, with the asset allocation dependent on the index compiler’s methodology.

I counted only six non-U.S. fixed-income ETFs in the August 6 Deutsche Bank U.S-Listed ETF Liquidity Trends report, covering international emerging market debt (two funds), international treasuries (three funds; two covering short-maturity bonds, one covering the whole market) and one international inflation-linked bond fund.

In all six funds, you will have exposure to multiple government issuers, with the asset allocation dependent on the index compiler’s methodology.

More here.

I’m interested to see how fast this market develops.

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