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One of Sweden's largest asset managers hails new suite of ESG futures

A fund manager can run into liquidity constraints and tracking-error problems when managing an ESG portfolio, says Swedbank Robur Head Derivatives.

Photo: INTS KALNINS/REUTERS / X02120

Since February, investors have been able to trade futures on a US equity index which excludes thermal-coal-mining and coal-fired power plants, entitled STOXX USA 500 ESG-X Index.

The futures contract is traded on the derivatives exchange Eurex, which also offer a Europe 600 ESG-X index which is widely traded, according to the index provider.

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