DWS’s aim to be a leading provider of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has been further boosted with the launch of a new ESG-filtered Xtrackers ETF on the USD corporate bond market.
The Xtrackers ESG USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF provides exposure to over 1000 USD investment-grade corporate bonds complying with ESG criteria1. The ETF references a Bloomberg Barclays index with MSCI ESG research. In addition, DWS has also launched a new EUR-hedged share class of its existing Xtrackers MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF, which tracks the MSCI World Low Carbon SRI Leaders Index. This follows the July launch of a new Xtrackers ETF providing exposure to the ESG EUR corporate bond short duration market.
“These are just the latest additions to our rapidly expanding suite of DWS Xtrackers ETFs designed to meet the surging demand for ESG exposure,” said Simon Klein, DWS’s Global Head of Passive Sales.
The Xtrackers ESG USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF has an annual all-in fee of 0.16%, and has listed on the London Stock Exchange and Germany’s Xetra stock exchange. The Xtrackers MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF (2C EUR-hedged) has an annual all-in fee of 0.25% and is due to list on Xetra later this month. Both ETFs are direct, physical replication funds.
DWS Xtrackers registered EUR 1.125 billion of net new assets into its ESG Xtrackers ETFs in the first half of the year (to 30 June 2020; Source: DWS).
1 Source: MSCI, Bloomberg Barclays 1 September 2020
|Name of ETF||BBG Code||ISIN||Listing Currency||Annual all-in fee (%)||UCITS Compliant|
|Xtrackers ESG USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF||XZBU||IE00BL58LJ19||USD||0.16||YES|
|Xtrackers MSCI World ESG UCITS ETF||XZWE||IE00BMY76136||EUR||0.25||YES|
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Investors should note that the Xtrackers UCITS ETFs are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors should be prepared and able to sustain losses of the capital invested up to a total loss.
Shares in the Xtrackers UCITS ETFs which are purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the relevant fund. Investors must purchase and redeem such shares on the secondary market with the assistance of an intermediary (e.g. a market maker or a stock broker) and may incur fees for doing so (as further described in the applicable prospectus). In addition, investors may pay more than the current net asset value of a share in a Xtrackers UCITS ETF when buying shares on the secondary market, and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling such shares on the secondary market.
Investments in funds involve numerous risks including, among others, general market risks, credit risks, foreign exchange risks, interest rate risks and liquidity risks. The value of an investment in a Xtrackers UCITS ETF may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount of their original investment.