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HSBC targets Apac investors with new ETF

HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has launched a new equity ETF aimed at Asia Pacific investors and companies looking to transition to a low carbon economy. The HSBC Asia Pacific ex Japan Sustainable Equity Ucits ETF was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on August 21, and a wider launch across Europe is expected to follow. According to HSBC GAM, the new ETF is designed to go beyond traditional sustainable ETFs by tracking a customised FTSE Asia Pacific ex Japan ESG Low Carbon Emissions Select index. "Our new Asia-focused sustainable ETF complements our existing range which aims to provide investors with core, sustainable building blocks for their portfolios," said Carmen Gonzalez-Calatayud, head of ETF capability at HSBC GAM. "The launch underpins our commitment to connecting investors with global opportunities and supporting the ongoing transition to a more sustainable economy and society." © 2020 funds global asia

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