HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BOND ETFS
Thursday 7/27/2017 17:00:28 EST - Standard & Poor's

Right smack in the midst of a bear market for U.S. equities, the first four bond ETFs started trading 15 years ago this week. Fast forward to today, and U. S. listed bond ETFs have pulled in more than $530 billion of net assets.

The initial bond ETF provider, Barclays Global Investors, was acquired by BlackRock in 2009 and today the combined iShares division has since expanded its lineup. CFRA currently ranks 76 iShares bond ETFs and a total of 239 across a range of providers.

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