Highlights on IndexIQ and CANDRIAM:
In recent years, “sustainable investing”— meaning investment strategies that incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors alongside traditional financial analysis — has grown considerably in attention and assets under management (AUM). According to a 2018 study, more than $12 trillion in assets in the U.S. alone were managed in a sustainable process, compared to $639 billion in 19951. We believe this trend will continue and that ESG ETFs will be a significant driver of this growth due to the structural efficiencies’ ETFs provide and the consistently expanding menu of exposure options.
The partnership with IndexIQ and CANDRIAM currently offers two ESG ETF Solutions (Tickers: IQSU and IQSI) and are in the process of bringing several “impact” funds to market.
1. Source: “The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF),” Trends Report 2018.