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MSCI launches new factor ESG target indexes

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Index provider MSCI has announced the launch of MSCI Factor ESG Target Indexes, designed to help clients leverage the power of MSCI Factor Indexes while integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their investment strategies. 

MSCI writes that demand for such investment products has grown as clients increasingly seek to integrate ESG criteria into their investment processes.

“We are proud to be launching the MSCI Factor ESG Target indexes today,” says Diana Tidd, Head of Index at MSCI “MSCI is seen as a thought leader in ESG and Factor Investing, and this new suite of indexes helps our clients integrate ESG while still focusing on the benefits of Factor Investing. We work closely with our clients to bring index solutions to market.”
 
“An important example is how Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF) has continued to embrace the responsible investment concept. The BLF continues to press ahead with enhancing the concept and is excited to work with MSCI on Factor ESG customized indexes.”

The new indexes are based on MSCI’s Factor Indexes; Minimum Volatility, Quality, Value and Multi-Factor indexes and use the MSCI ESG Ratings, provided by MSCI ESG Research.
 

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