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Focus: UBS Global Asset Management lists the first MSCI Japan Socially Responsible ETF on the SIX Swiss Exchange

UBS has launched the UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF adds a new and important component to the already broad range of UBS ETFs for socially responsible investments...


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The new UBS ETF physically replicates a single benchmark in the MSCI Global SRI Index family. This ETF offers investors the opportunity to invest in companies whose business concepts and products meet the strictest criteria in the areas of Environmental protection, Social responsibility and corporate Governance (ESG). To do this, MSCI Global Socially Responsible indices rely on a combination of negative and positive screening. They exclude companies whose activities are not in line with certain values such as manufacturers of products which have a highly detrimental impact on the environment and society. Conversely, SRI indices also aim to include those companies with the highest ESG ratings in their own sectors. This is to make sure that companies whose operations are particularly socially and environmentally beneficial are included in the index.

The new UBS ETF enhances the existing UBS ETF offerings to include the MSCI Global SRI Index family, which already enables investors to access sustainability-driven companies in other developed markets and emerging countries.

UBS ETFs offers the following range of sustainable ETFs:

Name TER Trading CCY Distribution ISIN Bloomberg
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF 0.40% CHF/JPY Yes LU1230561679 JPSRF SW
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World SRI UCITS ETF 0.38% CHF/USD Yes LU0629459743 WSRUSA SW
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets SRI UCITS ETF 0.53% CHF/USD Yes LU1048313891 MSRUSA SW
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe & Middle East SRI UCITS ETF 0.28% CHF/EUR Yes LU0629460675 ESREUA SW
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI North America SRI UCITS ETF 0.33% CHF/USD Yes LU0629460089 ASRUSA SW
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Pacific SRI UCITS ETF 0.40% CHF/USD Yes LU0629460832 PSRUSA SW

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