The objective of the SPDR Barclays UK Gilt UCITS ETF is to track the performance of the UK Government bond (Gilt) market. It aims to do this by tracking the performance of the Barclays UK Gilt Index as closely as possible.
The Barclays UK Gilt Index measures the performance of the UK Government bond (Gilt) market and includes public obligations of the United Kingdom. Using market capitalisation weighting and a standard rule-based inclusion methodology, this index reflects the performance and characteristics of the Gilt market. Securities must be rated investment grade, as defined by the Barclays Index Methodology.