Government Bonds ETF

  • Safety from European governments
  • Access to diversified, high quality, bond portfolios through single purchase
  • Long standing track records
  • Low all-in fees (0.15%)

Risk of a Government Bonds ETF: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the Main Risk Factors such as Credit risk and Liquidity risk described below, in the KIID (TAT/TGBT) and in the sales prospectus. Performance not guaranteed. Safety from governments not guaranteed.

Government Bonds ETF are Tried and Trusted

Are you looking to potentially cushion your investments against unforeseen risks? If so, you might want to consider European government bonds. The likelihood of a government defaulting on its loan payments is very low, so bonds are viewed as the most solid investments.

Fixed income has been a part of institutional portfolios for their diversifying properties over long periods.

Tried and Trusted - Government Bonds ETF VanEck

Source: VanEck.

Governments everywhere borrow money for public spending. In fact, the bond market is the world’s largest financial market and government bonds are the largest part of it.1 Governments normally commit to reward investors by paying a coupon, or interest, on the bond, as well as to repay it at maturity after a set number of years.

So, by investing in government bonds you can contribute to countries being able to finance their public services – from transport, to healthcare, to education.

1Source: ICMA.

Why VanEck’s Government Bonds ETFs?

Quite candidly, our Government Bonds ETFs deliver a blend of low cost and high quality.

Government Bonds ETFs in Two Flavors

Our Government Bonds ETFs come in two variants – one tracks an index that only includes the currently best-rated bonds across Europe (with AAA and AA ratings), the other one tracks an index that includes also less safer options and is designed to provide a little more yield.

This ETF only invests in the safest euro government bonds. Expert credit rating agencies have awarded them the highest rating of AAA or AA. They currently include the bonds issued by: Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Austria.

Risk of a Government Bonds ETF: Investors should consider risks before investing. See dedicated risk factors section on this website.

VanEck iBoxx EUR Sovereign Capped AAA-AA 1-5 UCITS ETF

ISIN: NL0010273801

  • Only AAA and AA rated bonds
  • Best-rated European issuers: Germany, Netherlands, Austria, France and Belgium
  • Time to maturity 1 to 5 years

Risk indication: 2 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

VanEck iBoxx EUR Sovereign Diversified 1-10 UCITS ETF

ISIN: NL0009690254

  • 25 most liquid government bonds in the Eurozone
  • Investment grade rating
  • Time to maturity between 1 to 10 years

Risk indication: 3 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors of a Government Bonds ETF


Changes in interest rates have a significant influence on the results of fixed-income securities issued by companies. Potential or actual downgrades in the credit rating can increase the assumed risk level.

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

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