Credit Indices – Closing the Fixed Income Evolutionary Gap

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Index Investing and ETFs: An Evolutionary Accelerant
Fixed income markets are evolving at pace, with smarter electronic trading protocols, more sophisticated, automated investment strategies and a greater availability of useful data. In this paper, co-authored by State Street Global Advisors SPDR® ETFs and MarketAxess, we explore this small but important evolutionary gap: how, with the launch of the new MarketAxess US Investment Grade 400 Corporate Bond Index, a more data-driven approach to indexation is paving the way for improved index and portfolio construction, and why greater innovation in indexation will be a catalyst for further market development.
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