Fallen Angels ETF

ISIN: IE00BF540Z61

  • Our global Fallen Angels ETF is pure-play
  • Fallen Angels ETF presents the opportunity of diversification across countries, sectors and currencies
  • The Fund involves income reinvestment (Accumulating)
  • 0.40% total expense ratio

Risk of a Fallen Angels ETF: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to Emerging Markets Risk and High Yield Securities Risk as described in the Main Risk Factors, KIID and prospectus.

What Makes a Fallen Angels ETF Special?

“Fallen Angel” is a jargon for bonds that have been downgraded from investment grade.

Fallen angels, on average, have historically outperformed the broad high yield corporates market.1

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1When comparing ICE BofAML Global Fallen Angel High Yield Index and ICE BofAML Global High Yield Index over 3, 5 and 10 year periods. Parameters taken into consideration are credit quality, total return and annualised return. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Data starting at 31 December 2004.

A Case for Fallen Angels Bonds; now accessible through our Fallen Angels ETF

Currently, there is a particular opportunity to invest, as the number of fallen angels grew significantly during the pandemic. As at any time of economic distress, a number of well-known companies’ bonds were downgraded. The global economy has been slowly picking up its pace since the heyday of the pandemic, however the number of Fallen Angels still has not returned to the pre-pandemic levels.

Invest in a Fallen Angels ETF at a Relatively Competitive Price

At 0.4% total expense ratio, the VanEck Global Fallen Angel High Yield Bond UCITS ETF is currently the cheapest Fallen Angels ETF in Europe.

VanEck Global Fallen Angel High Yield Bond UCITS ETF

ISIN: IE00BF540Z61


  • Fallen Angels ETF by VanEck are pure-play
  • It is well-diversified across countries, sectors as well as currencies
  • It involves income reinvestment (Accumulating)
  • 0.40% total expense ratio of Fallen Angels ETF

Risk indication: 4 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors of a Fallen Angels ETF

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Because all or a portion of a Fallen Angels ETF are being invested in securities denominated in foreign currencies, the Fund’s exposure to foreign currencies and changes in the value of foreign currencies versus the base currency may result in reduced returns for the Fund, and the value of certain foreign currencies may be subject to a high degree of fluctuation. This is one of the factors to consider before investing in a Fallen Angels ETF.

For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant Fund’s prospectus, available on www.vaneck.com.

Why Invest in VanEck ETFs?

  • Since we were founded in 1955 we have constantly been at the forefront of innovation, giving you access to new opportunities like gold funds, emerging market funds and ETFs.
  • We are privately-held, allowing us to focus on our clients’ long-term interests.
  • Our ETFs are transparent: they acquire the underlying securities (no synthetic replication). Securities are not lent out.*
*This only holds for VanEck’s European ETFs.
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