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UBS partners with JP Morgan on global government ESG bond ETF

Oct 11th, 2019 | By
Investors seek to blend sustainable and smart beta strategies

UBS Asset Management has launched a new fixed income ETF – the UBS ETF – JP Morgan Global Government ESG Liquid Bond UCITS ETF – providing exposure to global government bonds whilst taking into account environmental, social, and governance criteria. The fund, which becomes the first global sovereign bond ETF to incorporate ESG screening, combines the fixed income indexing capabilities of JP Morgan with the ESG expertise of Sustainalytics and RepRisk. The fund has debuted on SIX Swiss Exchange and Xetra with listings on Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange pending.


UBS’s MSCI World SRI ETF powers through €1bn mark

Aug 13th, 2019 | By
Andrew Walsh, Head of Passive & ETF Specialist Sales for UK & Ireland, UBS Asset Management

UBS Asset Management has announced that its UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World Socially Responsible UCITS ETF has surpassed €1 billion in assets under management. The fund, which becomes Europe’s first ESG-focussed ETF to reach the €1bn mark, debuted in 2011 and now stands at a healthy €1.16bn in assets. Andrew Walsh, Head of Passive & ETF Specialist Sales for UK & Ireland, UBS Asset Management, commented, “This milestone represents a further confirmation of our commitment to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of investors.”


Investors demonstrate appetite for innovation in fixed income ETFs

Jul 30th, 2019 | By
MJ Lytle, Chief Executive, Tabula Investment Management

Finding innovative sources of return that are structural and uncorrelated is a priority for around 85% of wealth managers and institutional investors, according to a survey from fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management. According to the survey, 51% of professional investors expect to see the level of smart beta and innovation being used in the fixed income ETF sector increasing over the next three years, with only 2% expecting it to decrease. Michael John Lytle, CEO of Tabula, said, “Fixed income ETFs not only provide easy and cost-efficient access to standard bond indices, they can also deliver new and innovative investment opportunities.”


DWS lists S&P 500 ESG ETF on NYSE Arca

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
BlackRock launches sustainable ETFs based on S&P DJI’s flagship US equity indices

DWS has come to market with the first S&P 500 ESG ETF in the US. Listed on NYSE Arca, the Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF (SNPE US) provides exposure to a portfolio of S&P 500 stocks that aims to track the performance of the S&P 500 closely while removing those companies with poor Environmental, Social and Governance profiles.


BlackRock research highlights benefits of alternatives ETFs in portfolios

Jun 19th, 2019 | By
BlackRock launches Asia ex-Japan USD corporate bond ETF

Alternative investments are playing an increasingly important role within investors’ portfolios, according to research by BlackRock, the asset manager behind the iShares brand of ETFs.


UBS to launch first S&P 500 ETF with ESG screening

Apr 9th, 2019 | By
Clemens Reuter, Global Head of ETF & Index Fund Client Coverage at UBS Asset Management

UBS Asset Management has announced the upcoming launch of the UBS ETF S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF in Europe. Created in partnership with S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM (formerly RobecoSAM), the fund is the first ETF to track an ESG-screened version of the S&P 500. Clemens Reuter, Head of ETF & Passive Investment Specialists, UBS Asset Management, said, “We have pioneered a new generation of sustainability ETFs, offering a core ESG exposure based on the largest and most important equity index globally.”


UBS launches long-duration US TIPS ETF with GBP-hedging

Mar 13th, 2019 | By
BlackRock unveils US Treasury bond ETF in Europe

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS Bloomberg Barclays TIPS 10+ UCITS (hedged to GBP) A-dis on London Stock Exchange (T10G LN) and SIX Swiss Exchange (TIP10G SW). The ETF provides sterling-hedged exposure to long-duration US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Andrew Walsh, Head of Passive and ETF Specialist Sales UK & Ireland, said: “We are very pleased to expand our fixed income offering to include a fund which helps our clients achieve a targeted exposure to long-duration US TIPS coupled with the benefits of GBP-hedging.”


BNP Paribas launches socially responsible euro credit ETF

Feb 19th, 2019 | By
BNP Paribas rolls out EUR-hedging on six RICI Enhanced commodity ETCs

BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched the BNP Paribas Easy € Corp Bond SRI Fossil Free UCITS ETF (SRIC FP) on Euronext Paris, providing low carbon exposure to around 400 euro-denominated corporate bonds selected using environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.


UniCredit launches European green bonds ETF on Xetra

Dec 10th, 2018 | By
UniCredit launches ESG-screened Eurozone multi-factor and low vol ETFs

UniCredit has announced the launch of the UC MSCI European Green Bond EUR UCITS ETF (ECBI GY), a new ETF on Xetra providing exposure to a broadly diversified portfolio of liquid euro-denominated green bonds from European issuers. Linked to the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI European Green Bond Issuer Capped EUR Index, the fund enables sustainability-conscious investors to access bonds that have been issued to finance projects with direct positive environmental outcomes. Antonio Keglevich, Head of Sustainability Bond Origination, UniCredit, commented, “Having the same risk and yield as common bonds, green bonds provide an added value, which exceeds financial aspects.”


UBS targets development bank bonds with latest SRI ETF

Nov 25th, 2018 | By
Andrew Walsh, Head of Passive & ETF Specialist Sales for UK & Ireland, UBS Asset Management

UBS has expanded its range of socially responsible ETFs with the launch of the UBS Sustainable Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Xetra. Andrew Walsh, Head of Passive & ETF Specialist Sales UK, UBS, said, “By investing in these bonds, one can provide relatively direct support to a series of projects that generate positive effects for society in general.”