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IIA sees impressive growth in ESG indices

IIA sees impressive growth in ESG indices

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.”

ETF LAUNCHES

Global ETF launches 06-13.02.20

Global ETF launches 06-13.02.20

This week’s new ETF launches include a new proposition for environmentally minded investors, a new actively managed fund from Ossiam which will focus on companies with a track record of low CO2 emissions. UBS debuted a new fund with ‘principles’ too, this week, an ETF offering investors access to companies that are highly committed to sustainability and gender equality issues. Elsewhere, Amundi expanded its Prime ETF range, while JPMAM launched a new fixed income multi-factor fund, and First Trust debuted the Value Line Dividend UCITS ETF…

IN MY OPINION

KraneShares' new China ETF applies its ESG slide rule from Shanghai to Guangzhou - Look what happened

KraneShares' new China ETF applies its ESG slide rule from Shanghai to Guangzhou - Look what happened

By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – As the rise of boutique US ETF providers continues to lap the shores of Europe, it is good to see KraneShares making its mark with the launch of the KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF listed on the London Stock Exchange last week, with ticker KESG and with an annual management fee of 0.4 per cent.