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Launch of SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG Screened UCITS ETF



State Street celebrates the listing of the first ESG ETF strategy based on STOXX Europe 600 that follows transparent exclusion criteria. The ETF aims to eliminate exposure to controversial weapons, tobacco and thermal coal, and companies that do not comply with United Nations Global Compact principles. 


The ETF (Ticker: 600X, TER 0.12%) also has a ‘Fast Exit’ feature to react quickly to breaking ESG controversies. If an index constituent has its Sustainalytics controversy risk rating raised to Level 5 (high risk), it will be deleted from the index two business days after the announcement is made.


Optiver will be the seed partner for the new SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG Screened UCITS ETF and supporting the ETF onscreen across Euronext, Xetra, Borsa Italiana and SIX. “Sustainable investing is a positive development in the industry and Optiver supports the growth of ESG ETFs”, said Kjelle Blom, Chief Operating Officer at Optiver.


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