Vanguard has launched its first fixed income environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ETF for US investors – the Vanguard ESG US Corporate Bond ETF (VCEB).
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DWS has launched a new ESG-filtered Xtrackers ETF focused on the USD corporate bond market.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the USD100 billion AUM milestone at end of July 2020.
A new report from Invesco finds that more than half of institutional investors (55 per cent) believe the majority of their ESG investments will be held in passive products such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) within the next five years.
Invesco reports that ETFs have become the vehicle of choice for institutional investors to integrate ESG criteria into their portfolios, with insurers switching to ESG via some investments in ETFs because they enable a combination of strict compliance with regulatory requirements, flexibility in their asset allocation, the fine-tuning of their ESG strategy, including the implementation of self-indexing mechanisms, at low cost.
July ETF flows across Europe totalled EUR13.3 billion, according to Lyxor ETF’s monthly report.
By Linda Zhang (pictured), CEO, Purview Investments – "While writing this piece in Manhattan, I can’t imagine what New York City would be like if it were shut down for 24 hours.” This was how I started a publication about the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown in China on the world economy and capital markets in late February. A couple of weeks later, the city entered a state of shelter in place. Five months later, my beloved city and many parts of the world are still in various states of shutdown.
Qontigo has licensed the STOXX Europe 600 Paris-Aligned Benchmark Index to Franklin Templeton as an underlying for an ETF.
Krane Funds Advisors has launched the KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders ETF (KESG) on the New York Stock Exchange.
New research from specialist fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management reveals that European professional investors want to see more innovation in fixed income ESG ETFs.