Australian ETF manager, BetaShares, is planning to launch the BetaShares Climate Change Innovation ETF (ERTH), providing investors with exposure to global companies at the forefront of tackling today’s climate and environmental challenges.
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Assets under management at Michael John Lytle (MJ)’s European fixed income ETF specialist firm, Tabula Investment Management, have been growing. The firm now manages USD300 million.
SIX has launched new ESG indices for the Swiss equity and bond markets.
The iShares Global Clean Energy ETF has more than doubled in value over the past year. What's more, according to Block-Builders.net, it also outperformed all other exchange-traded index funds in terms of volume purchased, as well as being named ETF of the Year.
Solactive, ISS ESG, and Morgan Stanley have launched the Solactive ISS ESG Future of Plastic Index – a publicly listed index consisting of global companies with leading performance in innovation and implementation of plastic waste solutions and efficient material use.
Data from TrackInsight, the ETF analysis platform, shows that ETFs continued their impressive growth streak over January 2020, reaching a new record high of USD7.8 trillion in assets under management.
Lyxor Asset Management has switched its EUR and USD investment grade corporate credit ETF range to physical replication.
ESG ETFs dominated ETF industry growth in 2020, particularly in Europe. TrackInsight’s Simon Mott says: “The ESG ETF industry has been around for a while, but something big happened last year. At the start of 2014 there were about 45 ESG ETFs with around USD5 billion AUM. By the start of 2019, the assets had only grown to around USD27 billion AUM across 273 ETFs. But by December 2020, assets had exploded to USD190 billion across 545 funds.”
Legal & General Investment Management has launched two new corporate bond ETFs which employ a sustainability filter on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
ETF data provider TrackInsight has launched ESG ETF platform, ESG Observatory, on the back of the huge growth in demand for ESG ETFs observed during 2020.