28 JUN

2017

Corporate , Equities , Fixed Income

Candriam launches a range of ESG and Smart Beta Specialized ETF strategies

London, 28th of June 2017 - Candriam Investors Group, a leading European multi-specialist asset manager, with EUR 107.2bn of AUM and owned by New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), today announces the launch of a range of specialized ETF strategies. The launch of these ETF strategies, which combine Candriam’s ESG Screening and Smart Beta expertise with NYLIM’s knowhow on ETFs underscores Candriam’s strategy to expand into complementary expertise to further build on its diversified investment offer.

The ETF strategies will complement Candriam’s current broad offering in asset allocation, equity and bond strategies as well as sustainable and responsible investments and absolute return solutions. In doing so Candriam believes it can offer its clients a full range of tailored investment solutions from actively managed funds to index funds and now also ETF strategies.

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO of Candriam Investors Group and Chairman of New York Life Investment Management International, comments:
“In a world of constant change, we have always known how to cater to our clients with solutions and services adapted to their growing requirements. By combining New York Life’s international knowhow on ETFs with our own expertise, especially our long track record in SRI, I am confident this distinctive ETF offer will appeal to the market.”

Koen Van De Maele, Deputy CIO, says:
“The ETFs combine two long-term investment developments: the growing awareness of SRI and the widespread adoption of factor investing. We strongly believe that by combining both ESG criteria with specific factor tilts we can achieve better risk-adjusted returns for our clients.”

The ETF strategies will be listed on the Paris Euronext Stock Exchange and cross listed on the Amsterdam exchange. The ETFs are currently registered in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France.

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