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Australia’s Betashares launches two US Treasury ETFs

By Hui Ching-hoo   
September 25, 2023

Australian asset manager Betashares has added two US Treasury exchange-traded funds to its lineup of bond ETFs to help investors build “sophisticated” fixed income allocation.

The Betashares Inflation-Protected U.S. Treasury Bond Currency Hedged ETF was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange on September 20, while the Betashares U.S. Treasury Bond 7-10 year is expected to go public later in the month.

The company announced the new fund launches in a statement on September 21.

The inflation-protected ETF provides exposure to a portfolio of US Treasury inflation-protected securities, and the currency hedged ETF provides exposure to a portfolio of US Treasuries with maturities between seven and ten years.

According to Betashares Chief Executive Officer Alex Vynokur, the two funds will provide investors with targeted exposure to parts of the world’s most important global fixed income market.

“As an asset class, fixed income has resonated strongly with investors amid the fastest rate hiking cycle in a generation. In this climate, we’re proud to expand the range of options available to investors looking to build a sophisticated fixed income allocation within a well-diversified portfolio,” Vynokur says in the statement.

Sydney-based Betashares manages over A$29.5 billion (US$18.92 billion) of assets, including A$9 billion in cash and fixed income ETFs.