IBIG - Cboe iBoxx iShares USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Futures


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First Fixed Income Futures Based on iBoxx iShares Indexes

Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) plans to offer cash-settled futures on the iBoxx iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index (IBIG).1 Designed to leverage the deep and liquid iShares ETF ecosystem, IBIG measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade corporate debt, and offers broad coverage of the liquid U.S. investment grade corporate bond universe.

IBIG futures will be cash-settled and traded electronically on Cboe Futures Exchange. The contracts will be cleared through the AA+ Rated Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).

Why Trade Cboe IBIG Futures?

Gain Broad Exposure to the $8.8 Trillion U.S. Corporate Bond Market
Cboe IBIG futures will allow market participants worldwide to gain broad exposure to the $8.8 trillion U.S. corporate bond market through Exchange-traded, centrally cleared instruments.

Hedge Corporate Bond Credit Risk
Asset managers will be able to use Cboe IBIG futures to help mitigate credit risk in their corporate bond portfolios.

Allocate to the Corporate Bond Market Quickly and Efficiently
Cboe IBIG futures can provide efficient exposure to the corporate bond market for asset managers who need to allocate assets quickly due to market events or changing outlooks.

Implement Fixed Income Trading Strategies
Whether the strategy is trend following or relative value, Cboe IBIG futures offer a convenient, standardized vehicle for fixed income trading.

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