SPDR offers a range of Fixed Income UCITS ETFs providing investors with access to corporate debt both investment grade and high yield and across maturities. These ETFs follow indices incorporating the SASB materiality map and seek to maximise the ESG score via a best-in-class/positive screening approach based on SSGA’s unique RFactor ™ scores.
Our fixed income ESG ETFs exclude issuers that derive significant revenue from certain practices, industries or product lines.
Maximise ESG score:
The embedded ESG approach builds on SASB’s materiality map to maximise the ESG score via a best-in-class/positive screening approach based on SSGA’s RFactor ™
Core building block:
The ETFs are designed to be used as a core building block for benchmark-aware ESG investors.
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All forms of investments carry risks, including the risk of losing all of the invested amount. Such activities may not be suitable for everyone.
Bonds generally present less short-term risk and volatility than stocks, but contain interest rate risk (as interest rates raise, bond prices usually fall); issuer default risk; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. These effects are usually pronounced for longer-term securities. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to a substantial gain or loss.
The returns on a portfolio of securities which exclude companies that do not meet the portfolio's specified ESG criteria may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities which include such companies. A portfolio's ESG criteria may result in the portfolio investing in industry sectors or securities which underperform the market as a whole.
International Government bonds and corporate bonds generally have more moderate short term price fluctuations than stocks, but provide lower potential long-term returns.
Investing in foreign domiciled securities may involve risk of capital loss from unfavourable fluctuation in currency values, withholding taxes, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations.
Investing in high yield fixed income securities, otherwise known as "junk bonds", is considered speculative and involves greater risk of loss of principal and interest than investing in investment grade fixed income
securities. These Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer.
Responsible-Factor (R-Factor™) scoring is designed by State Street to reflect certain ESG characteristics and does not represent investment performance. Results generated out of the scoring model is based on sustainability and corporate governance dimensions of a scored entity.
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