Since Monday, four new exchange traded funds from issuer Xtrackers have been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
With the Xtrackers Corporate Green Bond UCITS ETFs, investors participate in the performance of green bonds denominated in US dollars or euros issued by companies or public authorities with an investment grade rating.
Green bonds are debt instruments issued to finance projects with direct environmental benefits. These include climate and environmental projects such as alternative energies, environmentally friendly buildings, sustainable water management or those that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Companies with business activities in the areas of tobacco, weapons, power plant coal or oil sands are excluded from the index.
For bonds denominated in US dollars, investors can also choose a share class with currency hedging against the euro.
The Xtrackers MSCI Europe Consumer Discretionary ESG Screened UCITS ETF 1C provides investors with access to large and mid-cap companies in the consumer discretionary sector from 15 developed countries. Cyclical consumer goods include goods and services that can be dispensed with in difficult economic times, such as cars, clothing, leisure goods or household durables.
Companies with business activities in the fields of weapons, tobacco, oil sands or coal from power plants as well as companies that violate the United Nations Global Compact are excluded from the index.
|Name||Asset class||ISIN||Ongoing charges||Distribution policy||Reference index|
|Xtrackers EUR Corporate Green Bond UCITS ETF 1C||Bond ETF||IE000MCVFK47||0.25 per cent||Accumulating||Bloomberg Barclays MSCI EUR Corporate and Agency Green Bond Index|
|Xtrackers USD Corporate Green Bond UCITS ETF 2C||Bond ETF||IE0003W9O921||0.25 per cent||Accumulating||Bloomberg Barclays MSCI USD Corporate and Agency Green Bond Index|
|Xtrackers USD Corporate Green Bond UCITS ETF 1C – EUR Hedged||Bond ETF||IE00028H9QJ8||0.25 per cent||Accumulating||Bloomberg Barclays MSCI USD Corporate and Agency Green Bond Index|
|Xtrackers MSCI Europe Consumer Discretionary ESG Screened UCITS ETF 1C||Equity ETF||IE00BNKF6C99||0.30 per cent||Accumulating||MSCI Europe Consumer Discretionary ESG Screened 20-35 Select Index|
The product offering in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment currently comprises a total of 1,668 ETFs. With this selection and an average monthly trading volume of around €17 billion, Xetra is the leading trading venue for ETFs in Europe.