ETF Trends
ETF Trends

BlackRock’s iShares has filed to launch an exchange traded fund that would invest in Latin American bonds as ETF providers continue to roll out products focused on emerging market debt.

“If launched, the ETF would go head to head with Market Vectors Latin America Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BONO), which launched slightly over a year ago and was the first ETF to focus exclusively on Latin American bonds,” Morningstar reports.

The filing did not reveal an expense ratio for the proposed Latin American bond ETF. [Why ETF Investors Should Consider Latin America]

The competition among ETF providers in the foreign-bond category has been ramping up.

One asset class in particular that will be hotly contested among ETF firms in coming years is the market for emerging market corporate debt. [Why Emerging Market Corporate Bond ETFs are Hot]

Market Vectors Latin America Aggregate Bond ETF

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