BetaShares GBND ETF (ASX:GBND)
The BetaShares GBND ETF provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of fixed-rate, investment-grade global and Australian bonds, with a significant allocation to “green bonds” which are issued to directly fund projects that have positive environmental and/or climate benefits.
What does the GBND invest in?
GBND invests in a portfolio of bonds from a range of different issuers, including government, corporates and supranational agencies. The portfolio consists of global bonds, with a key weighting to Australian bonds and other allocations to countries such as France, Germany and the Netherlands. Along with investing in “green bonds”, the ETF avoids issuers that have material exposure to the fossil fuel industry or other activities deemed inconsistent with responsible investing, such as gambling, tobacco, and junk food.
What do investors use GBND for?
Investors could use the GBND ETF to diversify an existing portfolio and gain exposure to Australian bonds that meet responsible investment criteria, or to create a regular income stream from the quarterly distributions offered by this ETF.
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