Barclays launches Tips income index family as inflation increases

Barclays Capital has rolled out a new suite of indexes designed to give investors a direct hedge against inflation. The new products arrive as inflationary pressures increase, with the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) either rising or flat in each of the past six recorded months. The new launches track the price of US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (Tips), US government bonds that mirror changes in the CPI. They are designed to offer protection against inflation in the dollar, which can