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Deutsche Börse reports that the sustainability boom in the European ETF market continues to gain momentum. With EUR2.7 billion in trading turnover per month, ESG ETFs now account for more than 16 per cent of total ETF trading turnover on Xetra. 

In the first half of last year, monthly turnover still averaged around EUR780 million. ESG ETFs thus recorded growth of 251 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2021. This makes Xetra the leading exchange in Europe for ESG ETFs as well.

“For many investors, ESG ETFs are the way to go if they want to invest sustainably,” says Stephan Kraus, Head of the ETF & ETP segment at Deutsche Börse. “Since 2019, ESG ETFs have been achieving triple-digit growth rates. A large proportion of the new ETFs currently offered on Xetra focus on sustainability.” 

ETF issuers in Europe are increasingly expanding their product range to include ESG ETFs. Currently, 24 ETF issuers offer sustainable products on Xetra, compared to twelve at the end of 2018. Among the 112 new ETFs on Xetra this year, 70 are ESG ETFs. A total of 1,669 ETFs are currently available to investors on Xetra, 357 of which are ESG ETFs. Assets under management for ESG ETFs listed on Xetra amounted to EUR137 billion at the end of June. 

This corresponds to an increase of 221 per cent compared to the same period last year. The assets under management of the entire ETF segment on Xetra increased by 42 per cent in the same period. An evaluation of the ESG products shows that investors are not at a disadvantage compared to all ETFs in the segment in terms of ongoing charges. At 0.27 per cent, the annual costs are on average even lower than those of the overall segment at 0.30 per cent. 

New SFDR regulation creates transparency ESG ETFs are also being boosted by the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which came into force across the EU this year. “The new standards for the classification of ESG products increase transparency for investors to make an informed investment decision. It requires issuers to disclose sustainability risks and provide detailed information on sustainability characteristics,” explains Kraus. “We expect the demand for ESG ETFs to continue to grow in the coming years, both among institutional and private investors. Therefore, as the European market leader, we want to offer easy access to our continuously growing range of sustainable ETFs.”
 

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