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Osmosis lists climate ETF on London Stock Exchange


Osmosis Investment Management has launched an exchange-traded fund which tracks a specially created index of 100 companies, all of which derive at least 50 per cent of their revenues from products or services focused on the efficient use of natural resources and the mitigation of climate change.

The product tracks the Osmosis Climate Solutions Index, constituents of which include global companies representing the renewable energy sector as well as energy efficiency, natural resource management, pollution control and low carbon financing.

The ETF has been listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Pietro Poletto, head of ETFs and fixed income products for London Stock Exchange Group, says: "We are delighted to welcome Osmosis Investment Management’s first ETF to our markets today. Moves to reduce carbon output and create a more sustainable global economy have created many new investment opportunities and we are pleased to offer a diverse and active marketplace for issuers looking to offer exposure to them."

Trading activity in ETFs continued to grow throughout 2009 on the London Stock Exchange with the average daily value traded up 38 per cent on 2008, and the average daily number of trades up 102 per cent in the same period.

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