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.
ESG & Responsible Investing
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.
DWS' Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF has surpassed USD230 million in AUM, raising the overall AUM of the Xtrackers ESG ETF product suite to USD2.7 billion.
News came earlier this month that Amundi, one of Europe’s largest asset managers, had expanded its responsible investment offering with the launch of the Amundi MSCI Emerging ESG Leaders UCITS ETF with over EUR500 million from Ilmarinen, Finland’s largest pension insurance company.
Credit Suisse Asset Management has launched a new ETF focused on sustainable investments with low volatility on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.