Eurex Deutsche Börse is to offer futures on the MSCI ESG Enhanced Focus Indexes.
The underlyings for the five new futures are the ESG Enhanced Focus versions of the benchmark indexes MSCI World, USA, Emerging Markets, Europe, and Japan. The indices offer exposure to companies with a strong ESG profile and look to reduce their exposure to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as well as exposure to potential emissions risk of fossil fuel reserves by 30 percent.
Randolf Roth, Member of the Eurex Executive Board: “More advanced methods to select ESG investments are driving us to the next phase of ESG derivatives. We are already seeing this in the increasing demand for more sophisticated ESG index models in the ETF markets and hear similar requests from other active investment managers.”