ProShares Releases Investment-Grade Bond ETF

Alternative exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider ProShares Advisors LLC launched a new investment-grade bond ETF, designed with a built-in hedge against rising interest rates.

The fund, called the ProShares Investment Grade Interest Rate-Hedged ETF, is the first investment-grade bond ETF offered in the U.S., according to a statement from the company.

The ETF targets a duration—a common measure of interest rate sensitivity—of zero by shorting Treasury futures.

ProShares now offers two interest rate hedged bond ETFs. The first, ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF, launched earlier this year and targets a duration of zero on a diversified portfolio of high-yield bonds.

Both ETFs track an index from Citi Fixed Income Indices.

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