Janus Henderson launches sustainable active ETF

Janus Henderson active ETF ETF IPCC climate change

24 September 2021
| By Laura Dew |
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Janus Henderson has launched an active exchange traded fund (ETF) focused on sustainable investing and megatrends, a version of its $4.7 billion Global Sustainable Equity fund.

The Global Sustainable Equity Active ETF would seek to invest in global companies that were “positioned to confront the challenges posed by megatrends (such as climate change, resource constraints, population growth and ageing populations), and those seeking to transform the industries in which they operate to support a sustainable international economy”.

Janus Henderson said the launch followed the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report which warned of the urgency needed for collaborative action on climate change.

It also noted the demand for responsible investment products from Australian investors.

The company’s Global Sustainable Equity fund was marking 30 years since launch this year and said assets under management had tripled over the last two years to $4.7 billion due to market demand for responsible solutions.

Matt Gaden, head of Australia, said: “The migration towards a more sustainable global economy is creating a myriad of investment opportunities.

‘While our clients still demand investment solutions that will outperform over the longer term, they also want to know their investments are making a difference to make the world a better place – that you can generate strong returns and do good at the same time.

“Those words and beliefs are now being translated into action and the demand we’re seeing for quality sustainable investment strategies show no signs of abating.”

The fund would also be available as a managed fund and be managed by head of global sustainable equities, Hamish Chamberlayne, and portfolio manager, Aaron Scully.






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