Barclays Global Investors filed three new iShares with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, adding to a growing list of exchange-traded funds the company hopes to launch by the end of the year, according to Christine Hudacko, a company spokesperson.
The three new ETFs include the iShares S&P International 700 Index Fund, S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund and S&P/TOPIX (Tokyo Stock Price Index) 150 Fund.
Barclays expects to launch the Latin America and Tokyo funds sometime in the third quarter pending SEC approval, according to Hudacko. The International 700 fund does not yet have an expected launch date, she said.
In the fourth quarter, Barclays plans to offer a group of five fixed income ETFs that it filed with the SEC in June, according to Hudacko. They are the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Index Fund, the 7-10 Year Treasury Index Fund, the 20+ Treasury Index Fund, the Treasury Index Fund, and the Government/Credit Bond Index Fund. It could take longer to receive approval for these funds because they are not typical equity ETFs, according to Hudacko.