07-04-2022

Amundi ETF

Amundi expands its ESG ETF range with two equity exposures

Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, and the leading European ETF provider[1], confirms its commitment to provide investors with an increasingly larger suite of ESG products. As such, Amundi transitioned two of its core equity ETFs (on CAC 40 and STOXX Europe 600) into equivalent ESG exposures. This initiative is part of the Societal Project of Crédit Agricole Group and its commitment to the climate.

[1] Source: Amundi, as at 31/12/2021.

Amundi expands its ESG ETF range with two equity exposures

Effective 21st March 2022, the Amundi CAC 40 UCITS ETF DR became the Amundi CAC 40 ESG UCITS ETF DR. The ETF tracks the CAC 40 ESG index and allows investors to benefit from exposure to the 40 leading stocks on the French market which demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices taken from the CAC Large 60 index, through a strict negative screening and a best-in-class selection approach[1]. This ETF has a reduced weighted carbon footprint, and its improved “green-to-brown” ratio supports the transition towards more low-carbon investments. With €1.2 billion in assets under management, this is the largest ETF available in the market on this exposure[2].

 

On the same date, the Amundi Stoxx Europe 600 UCITS ETF became the Amundi Stoxx Europe 600 ESG UCITS ETF DR. This ETF tracks the STOXX Europe 600 ESG Broad Market index and allows investors to benefit from an exposure to developed European countries’ stocks by selecting 80% of the stocks with the highest ESG score taken from the STOXX Europe 600 index. Issuers involved in controversial business practices are excluded[3].

 

Both ETFs are now classified under article 8 of the EU’s SFDR regulation[4]

 

Arnaud Llinas, Head of ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta at Amundi, said: “Investors are increasingly looking for more options in order to reorient their portfolio towards responsible investments. These changes in our product range reflect our commitment to accelerating the ESG transition”. 

 

Product List

Old Name

New Name

Ongoing charges

ISIN

AMUNDI CAC 40 UCITS ETF DR – EUR (C)

AMUNDI CAC 40 ESG UCITS ETF DR – EUR (C)

0.25%

LU1681046931

CAC 40 Index

CAC 40 ESG Index

AMUNDI STOXX EUROPE 600 UCITS ETF – EUR (C)

AMUNDI STOXX EUROPE 600 ESG UCITS ETF DR – EUR (C)

0.18%

LU1681040223

STOXX Europe 600 Index

STOXX EUROPE 600 ESG Broad Market Index

 

Ongoing charges - annual, all taxes included. The ongoing charges represent the charges taken from the fund over a year. Until the fund has closed its accounts for the first time, the ongoing charges are estimated. Transaction cost and commissions may occur when trading ETFs.

 

 

 

[1] Sector exclusions include controversial weapons, civilian firearms, thermal coal mining, coal fueled power generation, Tar sand and oil and tobacco. Further details on the investment policy are available on the index provider website: www.euronext.com

[2] Source: Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta, Bloomberg, as at 28/03/2022.

​​​​​​​[3] Issuers involved in controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal or military contracting are excluded. Further details on the investment policy are available on the index provider website: www.stoxx.com.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​[4] SFDR: “Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation” – 2019/2088/EU. European Union regulation that requires, amongst other things, the classification of financial products according to their ESG intensity. A fund is referred to as “Article 8” if it promotes ESG characteristics in tandem with other financial objectives, or “Article 9” when it has a sustainable investment objective. Any fund that does not comply with the two previous categories is an “Article 6” fund.

Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players[1], offers its 100 million clients - retail, institutional and corporate - a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets.

With its six international investment hubs[2], financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape.

Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 5,300 employees[3] in more than 35 countries. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages more than €2.0 trillion of assets[4].

Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta is one of Amundi’s strategic business areas. With over 30 years of expertise in index solutions replication and development, Amundi is the European leading UCITS ETF provider and a partner of choice in index management, recognised for its innovation and competitiveness. The platform is also known for its ability to develop Smart Beta & Factor Investing solutions. Responsible investment is one of the platform’s strengths, not only for open funds but also for ESG and climate solutions. The business line manages over €310 billion of assets[5].

Amundi offers over 300 ETFs across all main asset classes, geographic regions and a large number of sectors and themes. Amundi is leading the ESG transformation and its ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta platform is known for its wide range of high-quality and cost-effective ESG solutions.

More information on Amundi ETF are available on the website www.amundietf.co.uk.

Amundi, a trusted partner, working every day in the interest of its clients and society.

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[1] Source: IPE “Top 500 Asset Managers” published in June 2021, based on assets under management as at 31/12/2020.

[2] Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris, and Tokyo.

​​​​​​​[3] Consolidated internal Amundi and Lyxor workforce as at 01/01/2022.

​​​​​​​[4] Amundi data including Lyxor as at 31/12/2021.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​[5] Source: Amundi data including Lyxor as at 31/12/2021.

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