The objective of the Fund is to track the performance of the U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bond market for investment grade (high quality), fixed-rate, taxable securities. It aims to do this by tracking the performance of the Barclays U.S. Corporate Bond Index (the 'Index') as closely as possible.
The Index measures the performance of the investment grade U.S. corporate bond market. Securities must be fixed rate, U.S. dollar denominated, taxable and rated investment grade as defined by the Index methodology. Inclusion is based on the currency of the issue, not the domicile of the issuer.