Today FlexShares (managed by the Northern Trust) announced the release of two developing markets exchange-traded funds (EFTs) that are centric on climate-related enhancements. The Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF and the Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF are FlexShares’ second ETF offerings in Europe.
The head of the Northern Trust Asset Management for MENA and Europe, Marie Dzanis, stated that the firm was ecstatic to facilitate an expansion of the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) product range in Europe. Dzanis believed that investors must be remunerated for the risks they take in all market ecosystems. As the Northern Trust Asset Management perceives growth benefits in new markets, FlexShares’ new-fangled ETF launches are fabricated to exploit development by leveraging the former’s three-decade experience in sustainable investing.
The stratagems will use Northern Trust Asset Management’s qualitative aspects to categorize firms that portray themselves as strong executors of management expertise, profits, and cash flow. The strategy will also upgrade the portfolio’s ESG exposure and degrade its carbon footprint.
Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFE)
QDFE is fabricated to deliver exhibits to highly qualitative and dividend remunerative emerging market stocks whilst questing to accomplish ESG and climate-centric enhancements. The ETF uses a vigorous multi-metric tactic to evaluate quality in the trinity of – management efficiency, cash flow, and profitability.
Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFE)
QVFE is fabricated to deliver exhibits to a highly qualitative world of renowned market firms that portray minimum overall instability whilst questing to accomplish ESG and climate-centric enhancements. The ETF targets to reduce the overall portfolio instability, enhance the ESG rating, recover the carbon risk score, and inhibit the intensity of carbon emissions.
The Global Head of Funds, ETFs, and Managed Accounts at Northern Trust Asset Management, Darek Wojnar, stated that the inclusion of QVFE and QDFE will improve the firm’s ETF portfolio in Europe. The ETFs will deliver variety in its set of equity tactics within the evolving FlexShares lining, Wojnar said. The Global Head of Funds continued by stating that the firm has cemented its position in the ETF industry by directing the firm’s major focus on achieving particular investor characteristics with quantifiable solutions for the past 10 years.
FlexShares associated itself with a financial technology company, Qontigo, to advance the iSTOXX Northern Trust Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG Index and the iSTOXX Northern Trust Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG Index. The aforementioned two indexes behave as benchmarks for the QVFE and the QDFE, respectively.
The ETFs were released today with a listing on the Deutsche Börse and the Euronext exchange. They are available in five European countries – Ireland, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds are fabricated to roadmap particular investment objectives through active and passive strategies. FlexShares delivers discerned ETF strategies that can enhance and streamline investment procedures for long-term investors.
About Northern Trust Asset Management
Northern Trust Asset Management is an investment manager for global markets. The firm aids investors to steer evolving market ecosystems, so they can confidently realize their long-term investment goals.
As of June 30, 2021, the firm was assigned with USD 1.2 trillion investor assets. The firm believes that investors must be remunerated for the risks they take to attend to the greater purpose of investing. Hence, the Northern Trust Asset Management company integrates vigorous capital markets research, top-notch portfolio fabrication, and wholesome risk management to design innovations and effective solutions that provide the intended investment conclusions.