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UBS ETF (LU) Bloomberg MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc
Asset Class: Fixed Income
Environmental or social characteristics promoted by the financial product
The sub-fund integrates sustainability risks into its investment decision by promoting among other characteristics environmental or social characteristics or a combination of those characteristics and the companies included by the Index follow good governance practices. The sub-fund is accordingly classified as an Article 8 Product pursuant to the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector (SFDR)
- The objective of the Fund is to seek to track the performance of United States-based companies which focus on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) considerations and which would specifically exclude companies involved in alcohol tobacco gambling adult entertainment genetically modified organisms nuclear power generation civilian firearms and military weapons. It does so by tracking the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable Index. The fund is passively managed. As a result the approach taken in relation to the consideration of ESG criteria is the one taken by Bloomberg and therefore dependent on the approach and methodology defined by a third party. This reference index to assess sustainability characteristics and risks of the constituents of the index can be found on the website of the index provider.
- For fixed income subfunds the portfolio manager aims to achieve investors' financial objectives by tracking the reference ESG/SRI benchmark and by replicating top-down index exposures by constructing an optimal portfolio with a strong focus on minimizing transaction costs while managing the tracking error within a defined range.
Reference benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays MSCI US Liquid Corporates Sustainable Index (Total Return).
Monitoring of environmental and social characteristics
The index provider sets the weights based on the ESG metrics provided by the ESG data provider. Neither the portfolio manager nor the management company monitors the screening criteria applied by the index provider or assesses the accuracy of the ESG-related ratings attributed by the index provider to each constituent.
The methodology of the construction of the Index is available on the Bloomberg internet website: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/indices/bloomberg-barclays-indices/#/ucits
Data sources & processing
The index provider uses MSCI ESG Research as a third-party provider for the ESG characteristics.
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