Cost-effective tools for targeting the exposures you seek
SPDR ETFs offer investors cost-effective1, flexible, transparent tools for managing currency exposures across equity and fixed income allocations. Built through partnerships with investors and index providers and fueled by our institutional expertise, our currency-hedged share classes allow investors to target their exposures.
Why Hedge Currency Exposure?
For international investors, currency movements can be a major driver of returns across asset classes. This is especially true in a low-return environment where currency swings can overwhelm the returns of the underlying asset.
Hedging selected currency exposures allows investors to focus on the return drivers that they want to own and reduce the number of variables affecting portfolio performance.
Efficient ETF Hedging Tools
SPDR ETFs are designed to allow investors to efficiently navigate between hedged and unhedged exposures.
SPDR ETF hedging options are built as separate share classes of the underlying fund. This makes it simple and cost-effective to switch between hedged and unhedged positions.
Premiums for hedged share classes of SPDR ETFs range from 0 bps to
Tracking a currency-hedged benchmark provides investors full visibility into the methodology, fees and past performance of the hedging strategy.
Built in partnership
When regulations required UCITS funds to operate hedged share classes within a hedged ratio of 95%-105% to the underlying NAV, other ETF providers stopped tracking hedged benchmarks. But at SPDR, we worked with our index partners to create indices with transparent methodologies that would satisfy the new rules.
Backed by a currency leader
SPDR ETFs are backed by State Street’s more than 30 years of experience managing currency exposures for sophisticated institutional investors. We created one of the industry’s first dedicated currency management teams and continue to prioritise currency exposure as a major contributor to investment performance.
Solutions for Any Objective
SPDR ETFs offer currency-hedged share classes in equity and fixed income exposures for USD, EUR, GBP and MXN. Investors use these tools to achieve a wide spectrum of targeted objectives.
Accessing US ESG corporate bond exposure in EUR
While US corporate bonds may offer yield in a low rate environment, the USD fluctuations could impact returns. This EUR-hedged share class can protect against USD currency moves, and also offers a best-in-class/positive screening ESG approach
Local currency premiums can be a major contributor to emerging market returns. By offering a share class that hedges only the base currency of the portfolio, we enable investors to accept the emerging market currency risk without also incurring USD risk.
SPDR is the only provider that offers a currency-hedged product tracking global convertible bond exposure. This product, which includes securities denominated in 11 different currencies, showcases the expertise of our specialist managers and our skill at executing multi-currency hedges efficiently.
Whether you are looking to fully hedge all currency exposure or selectively target returns in specific currencies, SPDR ETFs provide flexible, cost-effective solutions for executing your views with precision.
1Frequent trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs
Disclaimers Currency Risk is a form of risk that arises from the change in price of one currency against another. Whenever investors or companies have assets or business operations across national borders, they face currency risk if their positions are not hedged.
Currency Hedging involves taking offsetting positions intended to substantially offset currency losses on the hedged instrument. If the hedging position behaves differently than expected, the volatility of the strategy as a whole may increase and even exceed the volatility of the asset being hedged. There can be no assurance that the Fund’s hedging strategies will be effective.
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Information related to Mexico
This information does not constitute and is not intended to constitute marketing or an offer of securities and accordingly should not be construed as such. The Funds referenced herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the Mexican Securities Market Law (Ley del Mercado de Valores) and may not be publicly offered or sold in the United Mexican States. Disclosure documentation related to any of the aforementioned Funds may not be distributed publicly in Mexico and shares of the Funds may not be traded in Mexico.
European SPDR ETFs
SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I Plc and SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II Plc are investment companies with variable capital constituted as umbrella funds with segregated liability between sub-funds under the laws of Ireland and authorized by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011.
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US SPDR ETFs
The US domiciled SPDR ETFs named on this site (excluding SPDR Gold Shares & SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust) are only permitted to be marketed into the relevant EEA jurisdiction pursuant to either Article 42 of AIFMD (as implemented under national laws of such member state); or (ii) can otherwise be lawfully offered or sold (including on the basis of an unsolicited request from a professional/Qualified investor). Some of the US domiciled SPDR ETFs mentioned in this site are alternative investment funds for the purpose of the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”). SSGA Funds Management, Inc. and State Street Global Advisors Trust Company are the alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) of these Funds.
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