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BWX

SPDR® Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF

Fund Objective

The SPDR® Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Global Treasury ex-US Capped Index.

Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.

Fund Information

As of 04/02/2015
Ticker SymbolBWX
Primary BenchmarkBarclays Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index
CUSIP78464A516
Short Selling AllowedYes
Options AvailableYes
Gross Expense Ratio

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

0.50%
Inception Date10/02/2007
Investment ManagerSSgA Funds Management, Inc.
Management TeamInternational Bond Management Team
DistributorState Street Global Markets, LLC
Distribution FrequencyMonthly
ExchangeNYSE ARCA EXCHANGE

Fund Characteristics

As of 03/31/2015
Average Maturity in Years

Average Maturity

The market value-weighted average maturity of the bonds in a portfolio, where maturity is defined as Stated Final for bullet maturity bonds and the average time to receipt of all principal payments for amortizing instruments, including mortgage pass-throughs, CMOs, amortizing asset-backed securities and ARMs.

9.50
Average Price$117.59
Average Spread22.2
Average Yield To Worst

For callable and/or puttable securities, the minimum value of the yield to maturity, yield to put, and yield to call. When aggregating YTW for a portfolio level statistic, the weighted average of the YTW and market value for each security is used.

1.05%
Current Yield

 Average Current Yield

The market value weighted average current coupon of the bonds in the portfolio divided by current market price of the bonds in the portfolio.

2.60%
Modified Adjusted Duration

Modified Adjusted Duration

An option-adjusted measure of a portfolio's sensitivity to changes in interest rates.  Calculated as the percentage change of a portfolio's value for a 100 basis point change in yield.

7.74 years
Number of Holdings625
Yield To Maturity

Average Yield to Maturity

The market weighted average rate of return anticipated on the bonds held in a portfolio if they were to be held to their maturity date.

1.05%

Yields

As of 03/30/2015
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield (Standardized Yield) 

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

0.62%
Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield is the sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

1.05%

Index Characteristics

As of 03/31/2015
Average Maturity in Years10.02
Average Price$120.09
Average Spread16.8
Average Yield To Worst

For callable and/or puttable securities, the minimum value of the yield to maturity, yield to put, and yield to call. When aggregating YTW for a portfolio level statistic, the weighted average of the YTW and market value for each security is used.

1.13%
Current Yield

 Average Current Yield

The market value weighted average current coupon of the bonds in the portfolio divided by current market price of the bonds in the portfolio.

2.85%
Modified Adjusted Duration

Modified Adjusted Duration

An option-adjusted measure of a portfolio's sensitivity to changes in interest rates.  Calculated as the percentage change of a portfolio's value for a 100 basis point change in yield.

7.94 years
Number of Holdings696
Yield To Maturity

Average Yield to Maturity

The market weighted average rate of return anticipated on the bonds held in a portfolio if they were to be held to their maturity date.

1.13%

Fund Documents

Fund Market Price

As of 03/31/2015
Bid/Ask$53.11
Closing Price$53.12
Day High$53.15
Day Low$53.00
Exchange Volume (shares)

The Exchange Volume represents the volume of shares traded on the ETF's primary exchange throughout the previous business day.

15,563
Premium/Discount0.24%
Premium Discount to Nav Chart

Fund Net Asset Value

NAV

Market value of a mutual fund's and ETF's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding

As of 03/31/2015
Price$52.98
Shares Outstanding31.90 M
Total Net Assets$1,690.10 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History XLS

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of 03/31/2015
Net Cash Amount$33,868,004.93

Purchase Information

Buying and Selling ETFs

ETFs are flexible and easy to trade. Investors buy and sell them like stocks, typically through a brokerage account. Investors can also employ traditional stock trading techniques; including stop orders, limit orders, margin purchases, and short sales using ETFs. They are listed on major US Stock Exchanges.

ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.

Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

Performance Graphs

Month End as of 02/28/2015

Fund Inception Date: 10/02/2007

Index Inception Date: 10/02/2007

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Quarter End as of 12/31/2014

Fund Inception Date: 10/02/2007

Index Inception Date: 10/02/2007

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Fund Top Holdings

Subject to change.

As of 03/31/2015
NameWeightMarket ValueISIN
KOREA TREASURY BOND 3.5 03/10/20241.06%17,961,647.86KR103502G438
KOREA TREASURY BOND 3.25 09/10/20180.77%13,025,543.98KR103501G398
JAPAN (10 YEAR ISSUE) .6 03/20/20230.77%13,017,953.30JP1103281D37
KOREA TREASURY BOND 3.125 03/10/20190.69%11,761,589.59KR103501G430
KOREA TREASURY BOND 3.5 09/10/20160.68%11,564,170.46KR1035017196
KOREA TREASURY BOND 2.75 06/10/20160.54%9,106,366.93KR103501G364
JAPAN (5 YEAR ISSUE) .2 03/20/20190.49%8,289,321.59JP1051171E30
KINGDOM OF DENMARK 4.5 11/15/20390.48%8,088,319.67DK0009922320
JAPAN (5 YEAR ISSUE) .2 12/20/20180.45%7,623,553.36JP1051161DC4
KOREA TREASURY BOND 3.75 12/10/20330.44%7,470,933.85KR103502G3C1
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Index Top Holdings

As of 03/31/2015
NameWeightisin
KINGDOM OF DENMARK 4.5 11/15/20390.48%DK0009922320
BELGIUM KINGDOM 5 03/28/20350.41%BE0000304130
NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT 3.75 01/15/20420.34%NL0009446418
BELGIUM KINGDOM 5.5 03/28/20280.34%BE0000291972
REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA 4.15 03/15/20370.32%AT0000A04967
BELGIUM KINGDOM 4.25 03/28/20410.31%BE0000320292
UK TSY 4 1/4% 2032 4.25 06/07/20320.30%GB0004893086
JAPAN (5 YEAR ISSUE) .2 03/20/20190.30%JP1051171E30
UK TSY 5% 2025 5 03/07/20250.29%GB0030880693
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 5.5 04/21/20230.29%AU3TB0000101

Fund Sector Allocation

As of 03/31/2015
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Index Sector Allocation

As of 03/31/2015
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Fund Quality Breakdown

As of 03/31/2015
Aaa25.94%
Aa28.16%
A32.25%
Baa13.65%

Index Quality Breakdown

Quality Breakdown

Barclays uses the "middle rating" of Moody's, S&P, and Fitch to determine a security's index classification. If only two of the agencies rate a security, then the most conservative (lowest) rating will be used. If only one rating agency rates a security, that one rating will be used. Where there are no security level ratings, an issuer rating may be used to determine index classification.  Barclays Index breakdowns are grouped into larger categories.  For example, AAA+ and AAA are listed as Aaa; AA1, AA2, and AA3 are listed as Aa, etc.

As of 03/31/2015
Aaa24.85%
Aa25.66%
A30.32%
Baa19.18%

Fund Maturity Ladder

As of 03/31/2015
0 - 1 Year1.22%
1 - 2 Years9.99%
2 - 3 Years10.49%
3 - 5 Years18.77%
5 - 7 Years10.37%
7 - 10 Years19.93%
10 - 15 Years8.43%
15 - 20 Years8.24%
20 - 30 Years9.66%
> 30 Years2.89%

Index Maturity Ladder

As of 03/31/2015
1 - 2 Years11.03%
2 - 3 Years9.20%
3 - 5 Years17.09%
5 - 7 Years12.05%
7 - 10 Years16.27%
10 - 15 Years10.96%
15 - 20 Years8.02%
20 - 30 Years11.81%
> 30 Years3.56%

Fund Country Weights

As of 03/31/2015
Japan23.05%
United Kingdom7.87%
Italy6.66%
France6.40%
Germany5.06%
Canada4.62%
South Korea4.60%
Spain4.59%
Belgium4.58%
Netherlands4.58%
Australia3.71%
Austria3.35%
Mexico2.28%
Ireland1.79%
Malaysia1.78%
Denmark1.50%
Thailand1.38%
Finland1.34%
Switzerland1.33%
Poland1.28%
South Africa1.18%
Sweden1.06%
Turkey0.98%
Singapore0.92%
Israel0.79%
New Zealand0.63%
Norway0.60%
Czech Republic0.55%
Russia0.46%
Slovakia0.45%
Slovenia0.26%
Hong Kong0.13%
Luxembourg0.11%
Chile0.06%
Lithuania0.05%
Latvia0.04%
European Union0.00%
United States-0.02%

After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Barclays is a trademark of Barclays, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and has been licensed for use in connection with the listing and trading of the SPDR Barclays ETFs. The products are not sponsored by, endorsed, sold or promoted by Barclays and Barclays makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in them.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of the SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.

The Fund invests by sampling the index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. This may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the index.

International Bond Management Team

Portfolio Manager Mike Brunell Vice President Show Bio
Mike is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and has been a member of the Fixed Income portfolio management team since 2004. In his current role as part of the Beta solutions group, he is responsible for developing and managing various funds and ETF's against a variety of conventional and custom bond index strategies. Prior to joining the investment team Mike had been responsible for managing the U.S. Bond Operations group at SSGA which he had been a member of since 1997. He started his career in the investment management field when he joined the Mutual Fund Custody division of State Street in 1993. In this role he focused on the accounting and the valuation of various domestic and international equity and bond portfolios. Mike earned a BS in Business Administration from Saint Michael's College and a MSF degree from Boston College. Additionally he earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Securities Analyst Society.
Portfolio Manager Karen Tsang Principal Show Bio
Karen is a Principal of State Street Global Advisors. She is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income - US Beta Solutions Group where she is responsible for managing all Agency Mortgage Backed Funds and Treasury Funds. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Senior Operations Associate covering all Mortgage, Asset-Backed, and Commercial Mortgage-Backed portfolios. Before joining SSGA, she worked as a Senior Fund Accountant in the Mutual Funds Division of State Street Corporation on domestic and international bonds and equity funds. Karen holds a Bachelors degree with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from the Boston University School of Management.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.

Barclays Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index

The Barclays Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index is designed to track the fixed-rate local currency sovereign debt of investment grade countries outside the United States. The Index includes government bonds issued by investment grade countries outside the United States, in local currencies, that have a remaining maturity of one year or more and are rated investment grade (Baa3/BBB-/BBB-or higher using the middle rating of Moody's Investors Service, Inc., Standard & Poor's, Inc. and Fitch Inc., respectively). Each of the component securities in the Index is a constituent of the Barclays Global Treasury ex-US Index, screened such that the following countries are included: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada,  Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand,  Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the securities in the Index must be fixed-rate and have certain minimum amounts outstanding, depending upon the currency in which the bonds are denominated. The Index is calculated by Barclays using a modified "market capitalization" methodology. This design ensures that each constituent country within the Index is represented in a proportion consistent with its percentage with respect to the total market capitalization of the Index. Component securities in each constituent country are represented in a proportion consistent with their percentage relative to the other component securities in the constituent country. Under certain conditions, however, the par amount of a component security within the Index may be adjusted to conform to Internal Revenue Code requirements.

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© 2015 State Street Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

© 2015 State Street Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Important Risk Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Bond funds contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall); the risk of issuer default; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk.

Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations, all of which may be magnified in emerging markets.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.

Premium Discount to NAV

As of 03/31/2015
Ticker NAV Close Bid/Ask Mid Pt Premium/ Discount
SPDR® Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF BWX $52.98 $53.12 $53.11 0.24%
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The above information is provided to show the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.