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Leader in the application of Factors with $214 billion benchmarked to MSCI Factor Indexes1 .

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Diana Tidd, Head of Index at MSCI

MSCI Inc.announced today the launch of MSCI Factor ESG Target Indexes, designed to help clients leverage the power of MSCI Factor Indexes while integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) into their investment strategies. 

Demand for such investment products has grown as clients increasingly seek to integrate ESG criteria into their investment processes. MSCI continues to lead the natural evolution in this field by combining the attributes of both Factors and ESG to bring next generation products to market. These products are designed to allow clients to more effectively incorporate ESG integration into Factor focused portfolios.

“We are proud to be launching the MSCI Factor ESG Target indexes today,” said Diana Tidd, Head of Index at MSCI “MSCI is seen as a thought leader in ESG and Factor Investing, and this new suite of indexes helps our clients integrate ESG while still focusing on the benefits of Factor Investing. We work closely with our clients to bring index solutions to market.” 

“An important example is how Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF) has continued to embrace the responsible investment concept. The BLF continues to press ahead with enhancing the concept and is excited to work with MSCI on Factor ESG customized indexes.”

MSCI has been a leader in the application of Factors for 40+ years with $214 billion in assets benchmarked to MSCI Factor Indexes1 and is the world’s largest provider of ESG indexes2. This unique position has allowed MSCI to develop MSCI Factor ESG Target Indexes, designed to help clients looking to embed ESG criteria into their Factor based strategies.

The new indexes are based on MSCI’s leading Factor Indexes; Minimum Volatility, Quality, Value and MultiFactor indexes and use the award winning MSCI ESG Ratings, provided by MSCI ESG Research. 

  1. MSCI Minimum Volatility ESG Target Indexes
  2. MSCI Quality ESG Target Indexes
  3. MSCI Value ESG Target Indexes
  4. MSCI Multiple-Factor ESG Target Indexes

Source: ETFWorld