UBS AM’s ESG ETFs Break New Threshold

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – In a sign of continued demand for sustainable investment products, UBS Asset Management’s portfolio of ESG ETF offerings has recently surpassed US$10 billion.

    “UBS AM is a leader in sustainability-focused ETFs and we continue to innovate, looking to widen the ESG investment opportunities for investors in different markets and asset classes,” Clemens Reuter, Head of ETF and passive investment specialists at UBS AM, said to ETF Express. “Appetite for our ESG ETF products has grown considerably among institutional and retail investors, who more and more wish to integrate specific sustainability criteria into their portfolios,” Reuter told ETF Stream.

    “Demand for sustainable investments is accelerating and we’ve grown considerably in the last three years with a strong product shelf and quality services. We will continue at the forefront, helping investors achieve their financial and ESG goals. We expect to add new products to our sustainable ETF range this year to meet this client need,” Reuter added.

    UBS AM accomplished this breakthrough by offering 19 different ESG ETFs across both equity and fixed income and covering a wide range of geographies, from the USA to Europe and China, as well as other emerging markets. For the USA, the UBS ETF S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF tracks the S&P 500® ESG Index, a version of the standard S&P500, which is aligned with ESG selection guidelines. In Europe, the UBS’s EURO STOXX 50 ESG UCITS ETF tracks the STOXX 50 ESG index.

    Most recently, UBS also partnered with BlackRock to seed a fund investing in Multinational Development Bank bonds, the iShares USD Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF.

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    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.

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