Related: Sector Tilts Help This Smart Beta ETF Outperform

SUSC has a 30-day SEC yield of 2.9%, which is better than what investors will find on 10-year Treasuries. The ETF has an effective duration of 7.4 years and a weighted average maturity of almost 11 years.

“ESG considerations can potentially translate into better long-term financial performance as they help to identify risks and opportunities that are not well captured by traditional financial analysis,” said BlackRock. “For example, issuers that are less exposed to risks due to environmental issues (E), or are better able to attract and retain skilled workers (S), or have stronger corporate governance (G) could potentially outperform peers in their respective industry in the long run. This longer-term view especially lines up with the typical investment horizon of bond investors.”

Over 86% of SUSC’s holdings are rated A or BBB. The new ETF charges 0.18% per year, or $18 on a $10,000 investment, which is reasonable among rival strategies.

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