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Investors should note that the Xtrackers ETFs & ETCs are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors in each Xtrackers ETF or ETC should be prepared and able to sustain losses up to the total capital invested. The value of an investment in an Xtrackers ETF or ETC may go down as well as up and past performance does not predict future returns. Investment in Xtrackers ETFs or ETCs involve risks. For a list of related risks please click on the Risks and Terms tab.

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Dec 18, 2023

Income Is Back In Fixed Income

This paper explains the fundamentals of fixed income exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) and examines the drivers behind swift adoption within investors’ portfolios. In recent years unprecedented market shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine invasion have contributed towards rising inflation and macroeconomic challenges. Subsequent market volatility and turbulence have accelerated adoption of the fixed income ETF wrapper leading to record trading volumes. This has been further driven by the complexities experienced when trading underlying bonds. The underlying bond market is typically traded over the counter (“OTC”), with associated transaction costs and large denominations which can create complex hurdles for direct bond investors. Fixed income ETFs provide standardised and cost-effective access to fixed income indices.

Jun 12, 2023

Xtrackers’ guide to Synthetic Replication

Investor demand has continued to drive growth in the synthetic ETF market in Europe this year. The widespread adoption of ETFs has led to a surge in investors looking to adopt synthetic ETFs as cost-effective tools to access a variety of different investment exposures. Despite their growing popularity, there is a misconception that synthetic ETFs are perceived as a more challenging structure to comprehend. To help investors better understand the replication method, we revisit the key differences between physical and synthetic replication whilst using case studies to highlight the benefits of synthetic replication and make it more tangible for investors. The final section of the paper addresses concerns investors might have, potential risks and how they are mitigated.

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