A new exchange-traded fund from issuer iShares has been tradable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Friday.
The iShares Global Aggregate Bond ESG UCITS ETF EUR Hedged (Acc) covers a broad range of fixed-income and local-currency debt instruments from developed and emerging markets worldwide. In addition to government and quasi-sovereign bonds, investors also invest in corporate bonds and securitised bonds.
Debt instruments with a minimum residual term of one year and an investment rating are included. At least ten percent of the index consists of green bonds. Green bonds are debt instruments that finance climate and environmental projects such as alternative energies, environmentally friendly buildings, or the reduction of greenhouse gases.
Companies with business activities in tobacco, alcohol, gambling, adult entertainment, power plant coal, oil sands, genetically modified organisms, and controversial weapons are excluded from the index.
In this share class, currency risks against the euro are minimised and accruing coupon payments are reinvested.
|Name||Asset class||ISIN||On-going charges||Distribution policy||Reference index|
|iShares Global Aggregate Bond ESG UCITS ETF EUR Hedged (Acc)||Bond ETF||IE000APK27S2||0.10 per cent||Accumulating||Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Aggregate Sustainable and Green Bond SRI Index|
The product offering in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment currently comprises a total of 1,697 ETFs. With this selection and an average monthly trading volume of around €17 billion, Xetra is the leading trading venue for ETFs in Europe.