UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) has launched its first Climate Aware ETF. The UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF mirrors the firm’s Climate Aware framework in an ETF wrapper and is intended for investors who require global developed market large and mid-cap equity exposure with a strong climate profile.
ESG & Responsible Investing
ETFs and mutual funds on investment websites fail to meet customers’ sustainability requirements, says Planet Tracker
Financial think tank, Planet Tracker, says that retail investment websites are failing to meet customers’ sustainability requirements, having published a review of 22 investment websites that found that not one provided retail investors with the means of excluding deforestation risk from their search.
FlexShares has launched two ESG-focused ETFs on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
In Europe, March has seen the introduction of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR), that mandate greater transparency for ESG funds, requiring fund groups to provide information about the ESG risks in their portfolios.
Invesco has expanded its ESG offering with the launch of two new ETFs intended to suit the needs of investors looking for ESG alternatives for core portfolio holdings.
First Trust has launched the First Trust Global Capital Strength ESG Leaders UCITS ETF (FCSG) providing time-tested quality and low volatility factors with best-in-class ESG exposure in one transparent and liquid UCITS ETF.
BNP Paribas Securities Services has been appointed to provide fund services for Harvest Global Investments’ new CSI 300 ESG Leaders Index ETF.
Commodity-technology firm Trovio has announced plans to launch the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Europe’s first carbon avoidance solutions and 5G digital infrastructure themed ETFs to list in Switzerland
HANetf, Europe’s first independent white-label ETF and ETC platform, has listed two ETFs on the SIX Swiss Exchange, in a further expansion of the company’s pan-European distribution capabilities.
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.