In this article, we’ll examine two recently launched actively-managed ESG ETFs offering a unique spin on the market.
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In particular, the fund managers select fundamentally attractive, carbon-based energy companies and remediation companies that help generate more environmentally-sensible carbon-based energy. The energy side focuses on royalty companies, while the remediation side focuses on water recycling, oil rig electrification, and related projects.
The fund may appeal to would-be ESG investors concerned about a lack of exposure to the fossil fuel industry. Bringing these companies into the fold with a focus on remediation could be an attractive option for those looking for a more pragmatic approach to climate change. But it could turn off environmentalists looking to rid their portfolios of oil.
The portfolio’s most significant holdings include:
With a concentrated portfolio of 30 to 50 companies, the fund has about $2 million in net assets and an expense ratio of 0.85%.
In addition to its association with Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo, a well-known professional athlete, the fund’s focus on foreign investments set it apart from the competition. According to its prospectus, it maintains at least 40% of net assets in non-U.S. equity securities, including emerging markets, across a minimum of five countries.
The fund might appeal to investors who want to align themselves with a well-known athlete and invest in high-quality companies seeking to address non-financial risks related to governance, ecological impact, and human development. The international tilt could also appeal to those looking to add more geographic diversification.
The fund’s largest holdings include:
Currently, the fund has about 120 securities in its portfolio and charges a 0.95% expense ratio.
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