iShares IGB ETF (ASX:IGB)

The iShares IGB ETF provides investors with diversified access to Australian government bonds with a broad range of maturities. This is a relatively low-cost way to get exposure to Australian Treasury bonds in a single fund.

IGB share price & data

Ticker code: IGB
Yearly fee (MER): 0.18%
FUM: $64.66 million
Monthly spread: 0.24%
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$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

Prices updated using end of day data. Capital return only. FUM, fee and spread data updated monthly. Last updated: July 2020.

What does the IGB invest in?

IGB aims to provide investors with the performance of the Bloomberg AusBond Treasury 0+ Yr Index. This index is designed to measure the performance of the Australian bond market and is comprised exclusively of bonds issued by the Australian Treasury (with a tiny weighting to cash). The holdings in this ETF are of a very high quality as Australian Treasury bonds are assigned a credit quality of AAA.

What do investors use IGB for?

IGB could be used by investors when building out the core of a diversified investment portfolio. It may also be used by investors seeking a regular income stream from relatively safe assets, or those looking to diversify an equity portfolio.

IGB dividend information

Fund Issuer

BlackRock is the company responsible for the huge issuer of ETFs called iShares. It is one of Australia’s and the world’s largest ETF issuers, both in terms of the number of ETFs issued and the money invested, known as Funds Under Management or FUM.

Best ETFs warnings

The following warnings are applied by our team, based on quantitative metrics and our internal methodology. These risks are not exhaustive and therefore they should not be relied upon. Always read the PDS of the function and speak to your financial adviser before acting on this information.

FUM

If an ETF has a small amount of funds under management or FUM (meaning, the amount of money invested in the ETF), it risks being closed by the fund manager.

Tax Domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes.

Registry

Computershare is not only the largest share registry in Australia but also the world. The company was founded in 1978 as one of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies, initially providing computer services to businesses.

Sector Information

The Best ETFs Australian Fixed Interest sector includes ETFs, managed funds and index funds which cover Australian bonds ranging from Government treasuries to Corporate and Hybrids; right through to Cash Management Trusts (CMTs).

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