Fixed Income

A global leader in fixed income index investing

  • Finding opportunity in the global fixed income market
  • A snapshot of fixed income fund flows and holdings across the regional market and sectors
  • Analysis and insights in key fixed income metrics such as yield, inflation, duration and credit
  • Trends on sentiment and bond issuance


Navigating the Fixed Income Market

Bond Compass


Access investor trends across $10 trillion of assets1 - more than 10% of the global bond market - and analysis of PriceStats® real-time inflation data against official government statistics across the globe.2 The industry's most comprehensive quarterly report on fixed income flows and holdings also includes timely SPDR fixed income ETF implementation ideas.

Fixed Income ETFs: Fact vs. Fiction

This report identifies and analyses the most common misconceptions associated with fixed income ETFs, including subjects such as: their performance compared to active managers (for mainstream and niche exposures), their implicit overweight to the most indebted companies, and impact on the overall bond market.


With four decades of experience meeting complex client needs and 23 years managing indexed fixed income, State Street Global Advisors manages over $2.8 trillion3 in client assets, which makes us the third largest asset manager in the world.

1 State Street Form 10-K, as of December 31, 2018. 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.
2 Based on daily price changes of millions of items sold by online retailers. 
3 AUM reflects approximately $33 billion (as of March 31, 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.

Important Risk Information

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.