Invesco expands ESG line-up with Japan and Pacific ex Japan ETFs

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Invesco expands ESG line-up with MSCI-linked Japan and Pacific ex Japan ETFs

Invesco has broadened its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) offering with the launch of two new ETFs focussed on companies in Japan and the Pacific ex Japan region. Listed on the LSE, the funds follow an investment strategy that, by adjusting constituents’ weights based upon certain ESG metrics, seeks to increase overall exposure to those companies demonstrating both a robust ESG profile, as well as a positive trend in improving that profile, relative to a corresponding regular MSCI benchmark.

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Zimbabwe ETFs

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Fixed Income

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Commodities

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Alternatives / Multi-Asset

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Equities

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