The objective of the SPDR Barclays 1-3 Year US Treasury Bond UCITS ETF is to track the performance of the US Treasury (government) bond market for securities with a maturity of between 1 and up to (but not including) 3 years. It aims to do this by tracking the performance of the Barclays 1-3 Year US Treasury Bond Index as closely as possible. The Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Index measures the performance of the US government bond market and includes public obligations of the U.S. Treasury with a maturity between 1 and up to (but not including) 3 years. Certain special issues, such as state and local government series bonds (SLGs), as well as U.S. Treasury TIPS, are excluded. Separate trading of registered interest and principal securities (STRIPS) are excluded from the Index because their inclusion would result in double-counting.