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Investing with Fixed Income ETFs

State Street SPDR ETFs provide access to bond indices with just one transaction

In today's volatile markets, fixed income ETF providers can stand out. Index composition and experience in managing bond portfolios is crucial. SPDR's fixed income ETFs are managed by State Street Global Advisors and benefit from the scale of one of the world's largest index investors. This allows efficient access to markets and helps in finding liquidity. The indices tracked by SPDR ETFs are well diversified, in line with the high standard of institutional investors.

Investors can access a broad range of global or regional exposures with SPDR ETFs (investment grade, high yield, emerging market debt, treasuries). Whether you are positive or negative on the market, want to increase or decrease risk, SPDR has a wide range of fixed income ETFs that can help you with implementing your investment views.

Helping you to navigate the fixed income market.

With a 24-year track record of managing indexed fixed income strategies, and an average of more than 15 years’ experience, our team has the scale and knowledge to track target indices across all major regions, currencies and sectors.

State Street Global Advisors is entrusted with $403 billion in fixed income assets, managing 30+ currencies across 40 different countries.1

SPDR Bond Compass Q1

The SPDR Bond Compass provides unique insight into the fixed income market via a snapshot of both fixed income flows and holdings indicators2, extracted from a wider data set that represents $10 trillion of assets3, and PriceStats®, an innovative inflation tool tracking daily price changes of millions of online items.

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24 Yrs

Track record managing indexed fixed income strategies


$403 BN

Amount in indexed fixed income assets



Number of Countries active

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1   Source: State Street Global Advisors, 31 December 2019.
2   The fixed income flows and holdings indicators produced by State Street Global Markets, the investment, research and trading division of State Street Corporation, are based on aggregated and anonymized custody data provided to it by State Street, in its role as custodian. State Street Global Advisors does not have access to the underlying custody data used to produce the indicators.
3   Source: State Street Form 10-K, as of 31 December 2018.
4 AUM reflects approximately $44.8 billion USD (as of 31 December 2019), with respect to which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.