ESG & Responsible Investing

COMMENT

Does DFA’s mutual fund-to-ETF conversion toll the death knell for the US mutual fund industry? Comment from BNY Mellon’s Slavin and leading US financial planner firms on that, plus ESG and crypto

Does DFA’s mutual fund-to-ETF conversion toll the death knell for the US mutual fund industry? Comment from BNY Mellon’s Slavin and leading US financial planner firms on that, plus ESG and crypto

Trading has just commenced for the ETFs converted from US mutual funds by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), with USD637 billion under management, with Nicole Hunter, head of capital markets, announcing that the firm is ‘just getting started’.  

ESG

NTAM launches company wide ESG Vector Score

NTAM launches company wide ESG Vector Score

Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM), with USD1.1 trillion under management and owners of USD18.5 billion FlexShares and issuers in the recent launch of two climate-focused ETFs in the EMEA region, has introduced the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score, a measurement that assesses publicly traded companies in the context of financially relevant ESG criteria that could impact their operating performance.

FUND FLOWS

Global X’s thematic ETF report finds assets shifting sectors

Global X’s thematic ETF report finds assets shifting sectors

Global X’s European Thematic UCITS Report for May 2021 found that at the end of May 2021, there were 61 thematic UCITS ETFs totalling USD35.6 billion in assets under management (AUM), declining by 0.8 per cent on the month. Disruptive Technologies and People & Demographics recorded a monthly decrease of AUMs in May, -2 per cent and -5 per cent respectively, while Physical Environment thematic UCITS ETFs saw a 3 per cent increase.