February data from TrackInsight reveals that ETFs continued their seemingly unstoppable growth trajectory to reach a new global high of USD8 trillion, in assets under management, driven by what it calls ‘exploding flows’ in North American markets and huge investor appetite for ESG products.
ESG & Responsible Investing
UBS Global Asset Management (UBS GAM) has launched the UBS (Irl) ETF plc - MSCI World Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc n Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
Invesco has launched the Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF providing investors in Europe with unique exposure to what the firm believes will be one of the world’s most important long-term investment themes.
Rumi Mahmood, Senior Associate, ESG Research, MSCI has published his first, in what is planned to be a series, of reports on ESG fund transparency.
Northern Trust Asset Management’s FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds has announced it is to open in Europe, with the launch of two climate focused ETFs, the FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD) and the FlexShares Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD).
Cerulli reports ESG demands leading to index provider and ETF issuers partnerships and collaborations
The push to meet the needs and allay the concerns of ESG-focused investors is driving change at index providers and asset managers, according to Cerulli Associates.
Three new exchange traded funds issued by BNP Paribas Easy have launched on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday providing access to sustainable eurozone and emerging markets bonds.
The vocabulary of the Californian gold rush era is employed to explain the differentiation in iClima Earth’s impact ESG ETF. Gabriela Herculano (pictured), CEO of the iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers ETF, says that the firm wanted to shift the narrative to the innovators in ESG, in other words the companies that supply the shovels.
First Trust has launches a new green energy ETF on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
New analysis from Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) finds that ESG ETFs recorded net inflows of USD89 billion las year – almost three times more than the USD31 billion recorded in 2019, and 10 times the USD9 billion in 2018.