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WisdomTree launches pair of smart beta fixed income ETFs

Smart_betaETP specialist WisdomTree has launched two smart beta fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which aim to provide investors with increased yield potential while mitigating risk.

The euro-denominated Government Bond Enhanced Yield Ucits ETF and the Aggregate Bond Enhanced Yield Ucits ETF were launched on the Deutsche Börse Xetra today.

The US-based firm said that the strategies would “take a more intuitive approach to indexing by seeking to provide enhanced yields on core European investment grade bonds and treasuries, without potentially riskier exposures”.

Rafi Aviav, WisdomTree head of product development in Europe, said: “The new ETFs launched today are an important addition to the European fixed income fund landscape.

“By tilting towards yield the strategy aims to deliver on one of the most important attributes for fixed income investors, while avoiding excessive tracking error and risk-taking with respect to the benchmark.”

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