iShares has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch the iShares Latin America Bond Fund, which is benchmarked to the Barclays Latin America Bond Index.

The index measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated bond markets of corporate, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers domiciled in Latin America. As of April 30, the index’s five highest weighted countries were Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile.

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