iShares IGB ETF (ASX:IGB)

iShares Treasury ETF

About the IGB ETF

The iShares IGB ETF provides diversified access to Australian government bonds with a broad range of maturities in a single fund. The IGB ETF aims to provide investors with the performance of the Bloomberg AusBond Treasury 0+ Yr IndexSM, before fees and expenses, which is designed to measure the performance of the Australian bond market and is comprised of fixed income securities issued by the Australian Treasury. The IGB ETF commenced in 2012.

IGB ETF Performance Review

1
Year

0.61

3
Year

4.48

5
Year

2.96

Since
Inception

4.15

Running
Yield

2.35

Yield To
Maturity

0.83

Data Current To: 31/08/2021

Our review of IGB ETF

Exposure to bonds issued by the Australian Treasury

Very high quality portfolio, 100% invested in AAA rated government securities

The ETF consists of 100% fixed rate bonds and is exposed to interest rate risk

What we like about the IGB ETF

Diversified by maturity date with circa 20% of bonds with a maturity of more than 10 years as at 31 August 2021.

Things to be aware of about the IGB ETF

Low number of holdings mitigated by very high quality portfolio

IGB ETF Investment Strategy

The fund aims to provide investors with the performance of the Bloomberg AusBond Treasury 0+ Yr IndexSM, before fees and expenses. The index is designed to measure the performance of the Australian bond market and is comprised of fixed income securities issued by the Australian Treasury.

IGB ETF Share Price

What does the IGB ETF Invest In?

IGB is a Government Bond ETF.

The IGB ETF has a high quality portfolio. The ILB ETF invests in AAA-rated government securities. The low number of IGB ETF holdings is mitigated by very high quality portfolio.

IGB ETF Credit Quality

The average credit quality of the IGB ETF is AAA.

A detailed breakdown of the credit quality is expressed below.

IGB Frequently Asked Questions

What index does the IGB ETF aim to replicate?

The IGB ETF aims to replicate the Bloomberg AusBond Treasury 0+ Yr Index.

How often does IGB ETF pay distributions?

The distribution frequency of IGB is Quarterly.

When did the IGB ETF start?

The inception date of the IGB ETF was 12/03/2012.

What are the net assets of the IGB ETF?

IGB has net assets of $82.6m (AUD) as of 31/08/2021.

What are the number of holdings in the IGB ETF?

Total number of holdings in IGB is 29 as of 31/08/2021.

What are the management fees for the IGB ETF?

The annual management fees for the IGB ETF are 0.18% p.a. Learn more about ETF fees in this article.

How can I invest in the IGB ETF?

IGB is an Exchange Traded Fund, and units may be bought or sold on the ASX like shares. Learn how to buy and sell ETFs in this article.

Does the IGB ETF have a minimum investment amount?

No, there is no minimum to invest in the BlackRock IGB ETF. Exchange Traded Funds in general do not have a minimum investment amount required by the issuer. However, if you choose to invest through a broker, they may choose to set their own minimum investment amount.

Are there any performance fees associated with the IGB ETF?

No, IGB has no performance fee. This is one of the advantages of Exchange Traded Funds, as they are traded like shares, you’ll generally only pay a commission to buy or sell units and an ongoing management fee.

About The Issuer Of The IGB ETF: BlackRock

For more than 30 years, BlackRock has offered a range of solutions for institutions, financial professionals and individuals, to help them take control of their financial security.

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