Sustainable Finance

LGIM Rolls Out New ESG Equity Index Funds

Published on: 28 January 2022 10:48 AM
by KnowESG

A Brief Summary

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) today announced the launch of the Future World ESG Index funds, a new set of four ESG equity index funds aimed at giving low-cost access to sustainable investing themes across a variety of equities strategies.

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The Legal & General Future World ESG Europe ex UK Index Fund, Legal & General Future World ESG Japan Index Fund, Legal & General Future World ESG North America Index Fund, and Legal & General Future World ESG Asia Pacific Index Fund are among the funds included in the suite. LGIM said it plans to develop a fifth product in the portfolio, giving investors further exposure to emerging markets.

‎The ‎‎new ‎‎indexes ‎‎are ‎‎based ‎‎on ‎‎ESG ‎‎indices ‎‎that ‎‎include ‎‎a ‎‎carbon ‎‎emissions ‎‎reduction ‎‎trajectory ‎‎and ‎‎a ‎‎ sustainable ‎‎investment ‎‎methodology, ‎‎as ‎‎well ‎‎as ‎‎exclusions, ‎‎ESG ‎‎scoring, ‎‎and ‎‎decarbonization ‎‎factors. ‎‎ ‎‎It's ‎‎for ‎‎clients ‎‎who ‎‎wish ‎‎to ‎‎show ‎‎their ‎‎commitment ‎‎to ‎‎ethical ‎‎investing ‎‎through ‎‎a ‎‎variety ‎‎of ‎‎equity ‎‎methods. ‎‎ ‎‎The ‎‎Future ‎‎World ‎‎family ‎‎of ‎‎products ‎‎includes ‎‎index ‎‎tracker ‎‎funds ‎‎as ‎‎well ‎‎as ‎‎investments ‎‎in ‎‎stocks, ‎‎bonds, ‎‎and ‎‎ ‎‎commercial ‎‎real ‎‎estate.

‎The ‎‎funds, ‎‎which ‎‎are ‎‎managed ‎‎by ‎‎LGIM's ‎‎index ‎‎teams, ‎‎are ‎‎meant ‎‎to ‎‎mirror ‎‎LGIM-created ‎‎ benchmark ‎‎indexes ‎‎that ‎‎include ‎‎ESG ‎‎factors ‎‎into ‎‎the ‎‎investing ‎‎strategy. ‎‎ ‎‎The ‎‎Funds ‎‎may ‎‎be ‎‎utilized ‎‎flexibly ‎‎for ‎‎customers ‎‎wanting ‎‎particularly ‎‎targeted ‎‎exposure ‎‎or ‎‎combined ‎‎to ‎‎produce ‎‎a ‎‎low-cost ‎‎customised ‎‎equities ‎‎ESG ‎‎solution ‎‎thanks ‎‎to ‎‎a ‎‎consistent ‎‎ESG ‎‎methodology ‎‎across ‎‎all ‎‎strategies. ‎

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