Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) has USD1.5 trillion in assets across the world, including its wholly owned ETF subsidiary, FlexShares, which at 10 years old has more than USD19 billion in assets.
ESG & Responsible Investing
MSCI won Best Index Provider for ESG ETFs and for Emerging Market ETFs in this year’s awards. Paul Riccardella (pictured), Executive Director, Client Coverage, MSCI, explains that MSCI has a long history in both categories.
Sebastian Meyer (pictured), product management director, indices says that IHS Markit is a very effective partner for ETF issuers.
IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has announced the expansion of its Dual Impact family of thematic investment strategies with the launch of three new funds: IQ Engender Equality ETF (NYSE Ticker: EQUL), IQ Clean Oceans ETF (NYSE Ticker: OCEN), and IQ Cleaner Transport ETF (NYSE Ticker: CLNR).
The exchange writes that it is the first stock exchange to publish climate reporting guidance based on the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE)’s Model Guidance on Climate Disclosure which is in line with the Taskforce for Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.
BlackRock has expanded the voting choice options for clients, making them available, in the first instance, to their institutional clients invested in index strategies.
ETF issuer Simplify Asset Management has announced the launch in the US of the Simplify Health Care ETF (PINK), the first ETF committed to donating all of its net profits from managing the fund on an annual basis to Susan G. Komen, a leading breast cancer organisation.
Neither Jan van Eck, nor his father John van Eck, set out to launch investment businesses using their last name.
Fidelity Investments has launched four new thematic ETFs – the Fidelity Clean Energy ETF (FRNW), Fidelity Cloud Computing ETF (FCLD), Fidelity Digital Health ETF (FDHT), and Fidelity Electric Vehicles and Future Transportation ETF (FDRV).
VanEck has launched the VanEck Morningstar ESG Moat ETF (CBOE: MOTE), the newest addition to the firm’s lineup of moat investing ETFs as well as to VanEck’s growing lineup of sustainability-focused investment solutions.