iShares Markit iBoxx Euro High Yield Bond is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that aims to track the performance of the Markit iBoxx Euro Liquid High Yield Index as closely as possible.
The ETF invests in physical index securities. The Markit iBoxx Euro Liquid High Yield Index offers exposure to the largest and most liquid Euro denominated corporate bonds with sub-investment grade rating. Only bonds with a minimum amount outstanding of €250 million are included in the index. The maximum original time to maturity is 10.5 years and the minimum time to maturity is 2 years for new bonds to be included (no minimum restriction for bonds already in the index). For diversification purposes the weight of each issuer in the index is capped at 5%. iShares ETFs are funds managed by BlackRock.