Synopsis of European Government Bond Index Fund


  • Low to moderate investment approach
  • Predominantly invests in Euroland bond markets
  • Market universe is Euroland bond markets
  • Invest for long-term capital growth
  • Euro denominated
  • Dividends reinvested in the fund
  • Daily valuation

Investment objective
The European Government Bond Index seeks to provide a return on investment that tracks, as consistently as possible, Euroland bond markets, as measured by the Citigroup EMU Government Bond index expressed in Euro.

Investor profile
European Government Bond Index is designed to provide investors with a low-cost, passive approach to earning the yields of bonds throughout Euroland. This fund should appeal to financially astute investors looking for Bond and Euro exposure.

Investment manager
European Government Bond Index Fund is managed by State Street Global Advisors, the world’s largest index asset manager.

Investment strategy
SSGA employs an indexing strategy, investing in a well-diversified portfolio that is representative of the eurozone government bond market. Since full replication is not possible, we utilise our securities analysis and trading capabilities to choose the optimal securities from the eligible universe. Individual security selection is based on analysis from our research group.

European Government Bond Index Fund’s base currency is Euros. The fund accepts subscriptions and redemptions in U.S. dollars and euros.

Citigroup EMU Government Bond Index

Maximum charges associated with the European Government Bond Index Fund are:

  • TER (Total Expense Ratio): varies depending on size of investment: maximum 0.40%
  • Subscription charge: Due to the fund: 0.18%
  • Redemption charge: Due to the fund: Nil

Please approach your intermediary or contact us directly on:
USA (310) 432-4374 / (310) 801 4974 or 
SA +27(0)11 8839862 / +27(0)828964234


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Index funds outperform more than 80% of active fund managers over 3 - 15 years.


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