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Amundi launches two new Quality and Momentum ETFs


Amundi ETF has launched two new Quality and Momentum risk-factor ETFs on Euronext Paris, completing its mono-factor range on the MSCI Europe index. 

Amundi ETF has also announced the fee cut on some of its existing mono-factor ETFs based on the MSCI Europe universe. All the range, including size, value, low volatility, dividends, momentum and quality factors, is now offered at 0.23 per cent.
The two new ETFs offer exposure to the MSCI Europe Momentum index and the MSCI Europe Quality index respectively. They complete the Amundi ETF range of mono-factor exposures on European equities, which already included size, value, low volatility, and dividends.
The firm writes that through the Amundi ETF range, investors can access all the mono-factor investment bricks, picking and choosing one or more available factors according to market conditions or specific needs, or to include all the building blocks in their basket, thus constructing a full European equities mono-factor-based portfolio.
The MSCI Europe Momentum strategy index emphasises large and mid-cap stocks from the MSCI Europe index, showing the best performance during the last six and 12 months before the last index rebalancing date , while maintaining reasonably high trading liquidity, investment capacity and moderate index turnover.
The MSCI Europe Quality strategy index enables investors to benefit from an exposure to quality growth large and mid-cap stocks inform the MSCI Europe index. Stocks are identified on the basis of three main fundamental variables: high return on equity (ROE), stable year-over-year earnings growth and low financial leverage.
Amundi writes that investors are increasingly looking for solutions to adapt their equity exposure to the current economic conditions and finding new sources of potential performance.
“Factor indices can help investors to capture different risk premia available in the market, as they provide explicit exposure to underlying risk factors. Indices – such as size, value, momentum, low volatility, quality, dividends – group securities that have similar characteristics and which are expected to behave in a similar way under certain market conditions. Research offers substantial evidence of the advantages of Factor Investing. These advantages are related to the additional risk premium factors provide compared to classic equity exposure, and to their clear diversification benefits.”
Fannie Wurtz, Managing Director at Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta says: “Smart beta solutions and factor investing are some of the main investment trends we identify among European investors. We are delighted to announce these new listings today, as the development of a full range of mono and multi-factor smart beta exposures is in line with our strategy to offer a comprehensive toolbox of smart beta solutions to investors to perform their asset allocation choices, at competitive pricing.”

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