Salomon Smith Barney World Government Bond Index
Note: The Salomon Smith Barney family of fixed income indices has been rebranded by Citigroup Fixed Income Index LLC.
The Citigroup World Government Bond Index (WGBI) is a market capitalization weighted bond index consisting of the government bond markets of the multiple countries. Country eligibility is determined based upon market capitalization and investability criteria. The index includes all fixed-rate bonds with a remaining maturity of one year or longer and with amounts outstanding of at least the equivalent of US$25 million. Government securities typically exclude floating or variable rate bonds, US/Canadian savings bonds and private placements. It is not possible to invest directly in such an index.
Countries in the index include:
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States