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Two new UBS equity index ETFs with focus on sustainability launched on Xetra

ETFs provide access to performance of Japanese and UK companies with high ESG ratings….


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Two new UBS Global Asset Management equity index ETFs have been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.

ETF name: UBS ETF-MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc

Asset class: equity index ETF

ISIN: LU1273488715

Ongoing charges: 0.5 percent

Distribution policy: accumulating

Benchmark: MSCI Japan SRI 100% Hedged to EUR Total Return Net

The UBS ETF-MSCI Japan Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc enables investors to participate in the performance of the MSCI Japan SRI 100% Hedged to EUR Total Return Net. The reference index contains Japanese large and mid-cap companies that have a high ESG rating, i.e. that sustainably focus on the environment and corporate governance. It excludes companies whose products have negative social or environmental impacts. The stocks are weighted individually by market capitalisation. The currency risk from yen to euros is hedged.

ETF name: UBS (Irl) ETF plc-MSCI United Kingdom IMI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc

Asset class: equity index ETF

ISIN: IE00BYNQMK61

Ongoing charges: 0.38 percent

Distribution policy: accumulating

Benchmark: MSCI UK IMI Extended SRI 5% Capped 100% hedged to EUR Index

The UBS (Irl) ETF plc-MSCI United Kingdom IMI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc enables investors to participate in the performance of large, mid and small cap UK companies with a focus on sustainability. The reference index tracks UK companies with a first-class ESG rating. Companies with products that have negative social and environmental impacts are not included in the index. The stocks are weighted individually by market capitalisation, with a 5 percent cap on the weight of any individual stock. The currency risk from GBP to euros is hedged.

The product offering in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment currently comprises a total of 1,145 exchange traded funds. This selection, together with an average monthly trading volume of around €15 billion, makes Xetra Europe’s leading trading venue for ETFs.

Source: ETFWorld.co.uk