The American Stock Exchange has launched trading in the SPDR Lehman International Treasury Bond ETF (AMEX:BWX) by State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT).
BWX seeks to replicate as closely as possible the price and yield performance of its benchmark index, the Lehman Brothers Global Treasury Ex-U.S. Capped Index. The Index tracks fixed-rate local currency sovereign debt of investment-grade countries outside the U.S.
As of August 31, 2007, there were 674 issues from 18 countries denominated in 11 currencies included in the Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in fixed-income securities that comprise its benchmark Index.
Jon C. Ogg
October 4, 2007