Amundi launches Asia ETF with fossil fuel exclusion

ETF blocksFrench asset manager, Amundi, has extended its sustainable ETF range following the launch of a passive strategy that tracks Asian companies and excludes fossil fuels. The Amundi Index MSCI EM Asia SRI is a Ucits ETF that will be listed on German exchange Xetra. It will offer exposure to large and mid-cap Asian companies operating in emerging markets and with ESG ratings above BBB. “We are convinced that ETFs play an important role in democratising ESG,” said Fannie Wurtz, head of distribution and wealth division and head of ETF, indexing and smart beta.  In April, Amundi added a fixed income fund to its Climate ETF range that aligns with the Paris Agreement. The fund invests in investment grade euro corporate bonds and has an ongoing charge of 0.16%, making it the “lowest cost” euro corporate bond ETF aligned with the Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB). ©2021 funds global asia

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