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Harvest Global Investments mandates BNP Paribas Securities Services for its ESG ETF

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BNP Paribas Securities Services has been appointed to provide fund services for Harvest Global Investments’ new CSI 300 ESG Leaders Index ETF.  

As part of this mandate, BNP Paribas Securities Services will provide a comprehensive range of fund services including global custody, fund administration, trustee, transfer agent and participating dealer. The mandate win follows BNP Paribas Securities Services’ build-out of its ETF capabilities.  

Harvest is one of the largest Chinese institutional asset managers by assets under management, serving both institutional and retail clients.  

This mandate highlights BNP Paribas Securities Services’ commitment to facilitating the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy by helping institutional clients develop their sustainable product range.  

Thomas Kwan, CIO at Harvest Global Investments Limited, says: “The Harvest CSI 300 ESG Leaders Index leverages Harvest’s proprietary ESG framework to identify ESG factors material to the China onshore market. It provides investors with a more sustainable exposure to China’s A-share market while offering the potential for additional alpha.”  

Julien Kasparian, Head of BNP Paribas Securities Services Hong Kong, says: “Our longstanding relationship with Harvest and our experience in helping clients invest in China allowed us to create a solution for Harvest. We have helped them pioneer the use of new fund vehicles in recent years and are delighted to support their first ESG ETF. This aligns with our goals to support our clients’ sustainable investments.”  

BNP Paribas Securities Services is a leading global custodian with a global reach covering more than 90 markets. As of 31 December 2020, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD13.4 trillion in assets under custody, USD3.2 trillion in assets under administration and 10,729 funds administered. 

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