Bond ETF Investors Gain Access to Middle East

Most of the money in emerging market bond passive mutual index funds and ETFs is linked to JP Morgan benchmarks, meaning the inclusion of the Gulf nations has impact

Jose Garcia-Zarate 18 October, 2018 | 7:15AM

 

 

Jose Garcia-Zarate: JP Morgan has announced plans to include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – all members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) – in its flagship emerging market debt indices starting from January 2019. This will cover conventional bonds and sukuk, or Islamic, bonds.

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Jose Garcia-Zarate  is Associate Director of Passive Strategies Research for Morningstar Europe

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