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BlackRock launches Europe’s first ESG high yield bond UCITS ETFs in collaboration with Dutch insurer a.s.r.

15-11-2019

BlackRock publiceert in een persbericht:

“BlackRock has launched the iShares € High Yield Corp Bond ESG UCITS ETF (EHYD) and the iShares $ High Yield Corp Bond ESG UCITS ETF (DHYD), to offer investors a larger toolbox to reflect their sustainability objectives, as a growing number of bond investors seek to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investments.

The two new funds will enable investors to achieve a more sustainable high yield exposure through debt issued by companies with the strongest commitment to ESG, while also screening out companies involved in controversial business activities. The funds will track the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Euro Corporate High Yield SRI and Sustainable BB+ Bond Index and the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Corporate High Yield SRI and Sustainable BB+ Bond Index respectively. The high-yield ESG benchmarks deliver an ESG score uplift as well as carbon emissions reduction, compared to standard parent benchmarks.

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