iShares, BlackRock's ETF arm has announced the launch of three new UCITS ETFs in Europe, the iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF (PCEL), the iShares MSCI World Small Cap ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF (EWSA) and the iShares MSCI China Tech UCITS ETF (CTEC). The three funds are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and will charge annual fees of 0.20%, 0.35% and 0.45%, respectively (total expense ratios, TERs).
PCEL and EWSA will join the provider?s $11.6 billion ESG enhanced UCITS ETF range which started incorporating the European Union?s Climate Transition Benchmark (CTB) at the end of November. The Index's family members include the iShares MSCI World ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF, iShares MSCI USA ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF, iShares MSCI Europe ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF, iShares MSCI EMU ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF, iShares MSCI Japan ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF and iShares MSCI EM ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF.
The new MSCI ESG Enhanced Focus CTB indices exclude controversial activities such as weapons, tobacco and thermal coal. They will be classified as Article 9 under the EU?s Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
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