Equity ETFs: Amundi screens ESG CAC 40 and STOXX 600 ETFs, excluding companies involved in controversial activities

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Amundi Expands ESG Equity ETF Scope

Amundi, ETF’s leading European asset manager and European leader [1]Reaffirms its commitment to provide investors with a wider range of ESG products than ever before. With this in mind, Amundi is modifying two major equity ETFs (CAC 40 and STOXX Europe 600 Indexes) to integrate non-financial ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards. This action is part of the CrĂ©dit Agricole Group’s social projects and their climate commitments.

ETF CAC 40 ESG: CAC 40 ESG UCITS ETF DR

As of March 21, 2022, the Amundi CAC 40 UCITS ETF DR, which became the Amundi CAC 40 ESG UCITSET FDR, is replicating the CAC 40 ESG index. The fund allows investors to gain exposure to 40 major equities in the French market and demonstrate solid environmental, social and governance practices.Equities with the highest ESG ratings, using a best-in-class approach after exclusion filters [2], CACLarge60 Selected from the stocks that make up the index. This ETF has a reduced weighted carbon footprint and a different ratio of green to brown.[ parmi les valeurs composant l’indice CAC Large 60, sont sélectionnées. Cet ETF a une empreinte carbone pondérée réduite, et son ratio green-to-brow], CACLarge60 Selected from the stocks that make up the index. This ETF has a reduced weighted carbon footprint and a different ratio of green to brown. [3] Improvements support the transition to low carbon investment. With € 1.2 billion in assets under management, the Amundi CAC 40 ESG UCITS ETF DR ETF is the largest fund on the market for this exposure.[amélioré soutient la transition vers des investissements bas-carbone. Avec 1,2 milliard d’euros d’encours sous gestion, l’ETF Amundi CAC 40 ESG UCITS ETF DR représente le fonds le plus important du marché sur cette expositio] Improvements support the transition to low carbon investment. With € 1.2 billion in assets under management, the Amundi CAC 40 ESG UCITS ETF DR ETF is the largest fund on the market for this exposure. [4]..

ETFStoxx Europe 600ESG

On the same day, Amundi Stocks Europe 600U CITSETF became Amundi Stocks Europe 600ES GUCITSET FDR. The ETF replicates the STOXX Europe 600 ESG Broad Market Index, allowing investors to gain exposure to stocks in developed European countries by selecting 80% of the stocks with the highest ESG scores from the STOXX Europe 600 Index. To [5].. Currently, both ETFs are classified as art. European SFDR regulation 8[ Les deux ETF sont désormais classés art. 8 du règlement européen SFD].. Currently, both ETFs are classified as art. European SFDR regulation 8 [6]..

Arnolinus, Head of ETFs, Indexes and Smart Beta Business Lines at Amundi, said: Investors are increasingly looking for options to turn their portfolios into responsible investments. These changes to the scope of ETFs reflect our commitment to supporting clients in ESG migrations. “.

[1] Source: Amundi, as of December 31, 2021.

[2] Excluded sectors include controversial weapons, civilian firearms, coal mining, coal-fired power generation, tar sands, oil and tobacco. For more information on investment policies, please visit the index provider’s website at www.euronext.com.

[3] That is, the percentage of investments that fund activities that support the transition to a low-carbon economy and the percentage of activities that are lagging behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

[4] Source: Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta, Bloomberg, as of March 28, 2022

[5] Excluded sectors include controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal mining and military activities. For more information on investment policies, please visit the index provider’s website at www.stoxx.com.

[6] SFDR (Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulations)-2019/2088 / EU. In particular, European Union regulations that impose the classification of financial instruments according to ESG strength. A fund is called “Article 8” if it promotes ESG characteristics along with other financial goals, and “Article 9” if it has a sustainable investment objective. Funds that do not comply with the previous two categories are classified as “Article 6” funds.

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