Environmental, social and governance (ESG) lie front and centre in the index world says Rick Redding, the CEO of the not-for-profit Index Industry Association (IIA). “It’s what a lot of people are working on and where a lot of interesting work is being done trying to look at ESG in a much more sophisticated way.”
HANetf has been forced to make changes in its newly launched CBDX ETF that tracks the Medical Cannabis and Wellness Equity index from Solactive, as one of its components has entered the cannabis-infused edible products market.
Qontigo, part of Deutsche Börse Group, has launched the STOXX Factor Index suite, designed to deliver more clarity to the market for factor investors by relying on the analytics of Axioma Factor Risk Models.
Earlier this month saw index and research provider MSCI launch 15 investment grade USD-denominated corporate bond indexes based on ESG and Factors.
MSCI Inc has broadened its range of fixed income tools and solutions for institutional investors with the launch of the MSCI Fixed Income ESG Indexes and the MSCI Fixed Income Factor Indexes.
Hang Seng Indexes Company has launched the Hang Seng Hong Kong-Listed Biotech Index, the Hang Seng Large-Mid Cap Momentum 50 Index, the Hang Seng Large-Mid Cap Momentum Tilt Index and the Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Composite Index.
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) and Taiwan Index Plus Corporation (TIP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), are to jointly launch Taiwan Strategic Indices, composed of securities with cross-asset classes listed on the Taiwan’s financial market.
Carbon Care Asia (CCA) has partnered with Solactive to launch the Solactive CarbonCare Asia Sustainability Bond Index, the first index of its kind to measure the growth of green, social, and sustainability bonds in the Asia-Pacific region.
Qontigo has launched STOXX iSTUDIO to empower clients to directly design and create custom-built indices. iSTUDIO is an integrated end-to-end index development application built on STOXX’s proven open-architecture index infrastructure.
Solactive has launched a new Euro IG Corporate Index, the Solactive Euro IG Corporate SD-KPIndex. incorporating ESG Integration developed by SD-M.