Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) has launched the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score, a measurement that assesses publicly traded companies in the context of financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) related criteria that could impact their operating performance.
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PwC global ETF survey predicts European industry to outperform the US and grow by 21 per cent to reach USD2.5tn by 2025
The latest global survey of 60 firms in the ETF industry by PwC reveals that global ETFs are set to continue the high levels of growth that have been experienced by the industry since this time last year.
Emerging market internet specialist investor, Kevin Carter (pictured), has USD2 billion invested in the sector through his EMQQ ETF, which, last year, enjoyed returns of 80 per cent.
A new report from Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) has found that ESG ETF investment flows could double this year after a record first quarter.
ESG ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD15.08 billion during March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record USD55.84 billion which is much higher than the USD15.80 billion gathered at this point last year as well as the prior record of USD41.16 billion gathered in Q1 2020.
Sustainability continues to drive ETF assets, both in bonds and equities and two firms have reported their ESG assets reaching record levels this week, with BlackRock’s iShares Sustainable UCITS EMEA ETF range crossing USD50 billion in assets, with Q1 2021 inflows of USD10 billion almost tripling the pace of asset gathering in the same quarter of 2020, and UBS Asset Management’s Sustainable Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF reaching USD1 billion in assets.
Amundi has expanded its Climate ETF range, with the launch of a fixed income fund, the “Amundi iCPR Euro Corp Climate Paris Aligned PAB - UCITS ETF DR”.
Amundi has launched a new ETF on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt focused on Japanes companies with a strong ESG profile.
UBS Global Asset Management has launched a new ETF focused on sustainable eurozone corporate bonds on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
Evolve files preliminary prospectus for first ETFs to bring carbon neutrality to S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500 Indices
Evolve Funds Group Inc (Evolve) has filed a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian securities regulators for the world's first ETFs to bring carbon neutrality to traditional indices through the newly formed Evolve CleanBeta series of ETFs.