Solactive AG launched the Solactive oekom Ethical Low Volatility Index, which was created to track the price movements of low volatility stocks passing the ESG screenings of oekom research.
BNP Paribas has licensed the Index to launch a wide range of products, from capital protected to more complex structures designed for both retail and institutional clients in Germany, Austria and Scandinavia.
Steffen Scheuble, CEO, Solactive, says: “Solactive is well-known in the industry for being able to create tailor-made indices that fit the needs of each of our clients, whether it is plain equity ideas or complex investment structures that need to be translated into a rule based, transparent index. The Solactive oekom Ethical Low Volatility Index is the perfect example of our capacity to provide efficient exposure to a specific market in a timely manner. Not to mention that this innovative ethical index benefits from both the comprehensive screenings of oekom research and the interesting built-in feature around historical low volatility.”
Michael Schuelli, Head of Structured Solutions Germany & Austria, BNP Paribas Global Markets, says: “We are enthusiastic about the benefits this index will bring to our clients across the region, and the strong potential it offers in creating solutions which bring a financial return to our clients, while meeting their Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) investment goals. We are confident that the Solactive oekom Ethical Low Volatility Index brings both transparency and good judgement to this space, and is a sign of BNP Paribas’ commitment to drive progress in sustainable & responsible investment solutions.”
Julia Haake, Director of Paris Office, oekom research, says: “oekom research’s high-quality analyses form the ideal basis for an index with high sustainability standards. When selecting companies for the Solactive oekom Ethical Low Volatility Index, we apply very rigorous criteria. The Index thus provides sustainable investors with guidance on which companies have systematically integrated sustainability into their management systems.”