Bond Funds: International & Global
International and global bond funds invest in a range of taxable bonds issued by foreign governments and corporations.
Reasons to consider international & global bond funds
- Funds can help spread interest rate and economic risk across a wider spectrum, helping to further diversify your portfolio.
- Funds generally represent a higher risk profile than funds holding only U.S. bonds, which can offer the potential for enhanced returns.
- Choose from funds that invest in either all foreign bonds or a mix of foreign and U.S. bonds.
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Types of international & global bond funds
|Developed market government||
Developed market government bond funds invest in bonds issued by countries with developed economies or those that typically have a more established history of repayment. These funds are generally considered to have the lowest risk profile of the group.
|Emerging market government||
Emerging market government bond funds typically invest 65% of assets in bonds issued by countries with smaller, less developed economies.
|Developed market corporate||
Developed market corporate bond funds invest in bonds issued by companies headquartered in countries with more established economies. Depending on the fund, the credit quality of the bonds may vary, which will have an impact on the fund’s risk profile.
|Emerging market corporate||
Emerging market corporate bond funds invest in bonds issued by companies headquartered in countries whose economies are still developing. While these types of bonds generally represent the highest risk of any international bond fund, the risk profile of each fund will vary according to the credit quality of the individual bonds held by that fund.