UBS partners with BlackRock to launch development bank debt ETF

Ridhima Sharma
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UBS has partnered with BlackRock on the launch of a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) investing in multilateral development bank (MDB) debt. The ETF will be included in certain UBS Global Wealth Management (GWM) mandates and offered on GWM platforms as an alternative to traditional high-quality fixed income investments such as government bonds. MDB debt offers strong - often AAA - credit ratings, high liquidity, and a higher yield than US Treasuries. The funds raised by MDB debt are also focused on advancing the UN SDGs. The iShares USD Development Bank Bonds Ucits ETF tracks the FTSE Wo...

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