Amundi Enhances Sustainable ETF Fixed Income Range with Launch of Euro Ultra-Short Maturity Corporate Bond ESG ETF
Fannie Wurtz, Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta,says
Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager and a pioneer in Responsible Investing, today announces the expansion of its ESG ETF range, with the launch of an additional fixed income fund, on the iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates 0-1. Listed on Xetra, the ETF is offered to investors with a competitive ongoing charge (OGC) of 0.08%.
Amundi has a long heritage over 40 years of bond investing and more than € 790 billion in fixed income assets under management. Combining this expertise with an undisputable leadership in responsible investing, Amundi is ideally positioned to accompany investors in their ESG transition, providing them with a robust range of sustainable fixed income investment solutions.
The UCITS-ETF on the iBoxx MSCI ESG EUR Corporates 0-1:
- Provides exposure to investment grade, euro-denominated bonds with an ultra-short maturity of between 1 month and 1 year along with strict ESG screening.
- Applies exclusion filters on companies involved in controversial activities including adult entertainment, tobacco, weapons and thermal coal.
With the addition of this new fund, Amundi now offers investors the core fixed income building blocks with a high intensity ESG integration. The range now comprises exposure to Euro Aggregate SRI, Euro Corporate SRI, Euro Corporate SRI 0-3 and US Corporate SRI and ultra-short 0-1Y Euro Corporate ESG indices. All these ETFs are classified under Article 8 of SFDR.
Fannie Wurtz, Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta, says: “We fundamentally believe that ETFs play an important role in democratising ESG. With this addition to our range we are empowering all investors to cost-effectively integrate ESG in this core fixed income exposure.”
Amundi is a recognised European leader in the ETF market and offers over 150 ETFs across all main asset classes, geographic regions and a large number of sectors and themes. Amundi is leading the ESG transformation and its ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta platform is known for its wide range of high-quality, cost-effective ESG solutions.