Sovereign risk adjustments adds to demand for bond ETFs

Adjusting to the eurozone crisis

The increasing interest in fixed income as an underlying for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), coupled with the eurozone crisis, has propelled product and index providers to take a new approach to the assessment of sovereign risk.

"There is a growing interest in fixed-income products in the ETF arena, especially those tracking investment grade government bonds and corporates," confirms Valerie Baudson, Paris-based managing director of Amundi.

The French ETF provider has catered for the desire to tak

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