CMBS data provider Trepp has partnered with BlackRock's iShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) business to bring together the iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund into its CMBS analytics product, a release from Trepp said.

The iShares fund, which was introduced in February 2012, is the first ETF to provide exposure to investment grade CMBS. It was made to assist buyers in expressing their tactical views on the commercial real estate market and to track CMBS performance.

The information provider has also leveraged its CMBS data to offer users a detailed overview of the iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund's holdings and collateral performance through a dedicated screen.

For more in-depth analysis, a Public iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund Portfolio has been created in Trepp CMBS, which will allow clients to use Trepp's extensive portfolio analytics capabilities for both surveillance and scenario analysis.

"We are pleased to be working with iShares on the integration of the iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund into Trepp's products," said Manus Clancy, Trepp senior managing director. "The iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund gives investors efficient access to the asset class while the Trepp data provides enormous transparency. Together, it will allow investors with an appetite for commercial real estate to quickly add to their exposure."

All holdings data for the fund is updated by means of a nightly feed that is subsequently used to provide the most up-to-date information possible.


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