BNP Paribas Asset Management expands sustainable fixed income ETF range

March 25, 2021

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the expansion of its indexed fund range with the launch of three new ETFs[1] linked to sustainable fixed income indices:

  • BNP Paribas Easy EUR High Yield SRI Fossil Free UCITS ETF replicates an index that selects the top-rated euro high yield corporate issuers
  • BNP Paribas Easy JPM ESG EMBI Global Diversified Composite UCITS ETF invests in emerging market sovereign and quasi-sovereign bonds issued in US dollars
  • BNP Paribas Easy JPM ESG EMU Government Bond IG 3-5 Year UCITS ETF tracks an index of Eurozone government bonds denominated in euros, with maturities of 3 to 5 years

Index constituents are selected on the basis of extra financial criteria, excluding those issuers who fail to comply with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and, depending on the index, are involved in controversial areas such as civilian firearms, military weapons, tobacco or fossil fuels.

BNPP AM’s range of fixed income ETFs consists of six funds that replicate SRI[2] or ESG[3]  indices.  With a responsible investment approach at the heart of its strategies, BNPP AM manages EUR 10.1 billion in SRI and ESG index funds, including EUR 2.5 billion in fixed income[4].

Isabelle Bourcier, Head of Quantitative & Index Management at BNP Paribas Asset Management, comments:
“These fund launches are part of a dual approach of developing our ESG offering and our fixed income index range.  We are maintaining the momentum within our responsible offering, in line with the expectations of our institutional and retail clients.”

The new funds are listed on Euronext Paris.  Key characteristics are as follows:

Fund

Share class

Currency

ISIN code

Replication

Ongoing charge *

SRRI **

BNP Paribas Easy € High Yield
SRI Fossil Free UCITS ETF

Capitalisation

EUR

LU2244386053

Physical

0.35%

4

BNP Paribas Easy € High Yield
SRI Fossil Free UCITS ETF

Distribution

EUR

LU2244386137

Physical

0.35%

4

BNP Paribas Easy JPM ESG EMBI
Global Diversified Composite UCITS ETF

Capitalisation

USD

LU1547515053

Physical

0.25%

4

BNP Paribas Easy JPM ESG EMBI
Global Diversified Composite UCITS ETF

Capitalisation

EUR

LU1547515137

Physical

0.25%

4

BNP Paribas Easy JPM ESG EMU
Government Bond IG 3-5 Year UCITS ETF

Capitalisation

EUR

LU2244387457

Physical

0.15%

2

Custodian: BNP Paribas Asset Management Luxembourg
* Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management
** Synthetic Risk and Reward Indicator, based on five-year rolling calculation of volatility; scale of 1 (least risky) to 7 (most volatile)
 

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Footnotes

  1. ^ [1] Exchange Traded Funds
  2. ^ [2] Socially Responsible Investment
  3. ^ [3] Environmental, Social & Governance
  4. ^ [4] Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management, as at 26 February 2021

BNP Paribas Easy is BNP Paribas Asset Management's range of ETFs and index funds.  It is based on three areas of expertise: ESG, core portfolio and smart beta.  It allows institutional and retail investors to benefit from exposure to the main asset classes (equities, bonds, commodities, listed real estate) and geographical areas.  BNP Paribas Easy has pioneered the development of numerous areas of expertise within index management and was among the first to launch ETFs on low carbon, the circular economy, listed real estate and the blue economy.  Its capacity for innovation and the quality of its management are regularly recognised.

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As at March 2021.

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