STOXX® USA 500 ESG-X Index
Feb. 19, 2020
Speaker : Anand Venkataraman, CFA, Head of Product Management – Index, Qontigo; Ladi Williams, Product Manager – Index, Qontigo
Feb. 19, 2020 Speaker : Anand Venkataraman, CFA, Head of Product Management – Index, Qontigo; Ladi Williams, Product Manager – Index, Qontigo
Following on from the successful derivatives launches in 2019, STOXX Ltd. (now part of Qontigo) has recently licensed the STOXX® USA 500 ESG-X Index as an underlying for listed futures on Eurex. These are the first derivatives covering the US market to include screening for thermal coal mining and coal-fired power plants. The new futures have been available since February 10, 2020, expanding the ESG derivatives product suite to a global level.
Sustainable investing in the United States is continuing to expand. Total US-domiciled assets under management (AuM) using sustainable strategies grew from USd 8.7 trillion at the beginning of 2016 to USD 12.0 trillion at the start of 2018, an increase of 38 percent.1 Assets managed using sustainable investing strategies now represent 26 percent of all investment assets under professional management in the United States.2
In this publication, we revisit some of the features of the STOXX USA 500 ESG-X Index that make it a go-to benchmark for sustainable US-listed equities and analyze its compositional and performance characteristics.
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