UBS Asset Management has continued with its domination of the ESG space in European ETFs with the launch of a series of three ETFs based on indices from STOXX, MSCI and JP Morgan, and has also announced that its MSCI World Socially Responsible UCITS ETF, launched in 2011, has gone over EUR1.23 billion in July 2019.
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DWS Group has launched the Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF (NYSE Arca: EASG), adding to its ESG ETF suite.
ETF Securities Australia has launched the ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ASX: ACDC) that tracks the Solactive Battery Value-Chain Index.
UBS has announced that its Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF has reached USD140 million in capital flows eight months after the fund was launched, demonstrating, the bank says, a significant uplift in investor support for gender lens investing.
Online brokerage and wealth management platform Ally Invest is to offer all WisdomTree ETFs commission-free, as well as a number of other commission-free funds, including ones focused specifically on the environmental, social and governance sector.
After 10 consecutive quarters of gains, the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index declined by 4 per cent in 2Q18, the firm reports.
Queens' College Cambridge has launched and adopted an MSCI custom global equity index that includes ESG-screened companies and excludes extractive and carbon-intensive industries.
Index provider Solactive has launched the Climate and Energy Transition Index, an index tracking the performance of companies that show the best commitment to energy transition in their sectors while exhibiting low volatility and high dividend yield characteristics.
State Street ETF research reveals majority of professional investors expect flows into ESG ETFs to increase
State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has published new research that reveals that 83 per cent of institutional investors and wealth managers expect flows into ESG ETFs to increase between now and 2023. Just over one in five (22.5 per cent) anticipated a dramatic rise.
Index provider Solactive has released the Solactive L&G ESG Index Family targeted at investors who wish to go further in integrating ESG factors into their investment strategy.