Sustainable active ETF series launched by abrdn

Posted by Anton Murray Consulting on 8 Nov, 2022


Global asset manager abrdn has announced it will introduce a series of sustainable actively managed ETFs beginning with the abrdn Sustainable Asian Opportunities Active ETF. The new fund, which will be available on the ASX under the ticker code ASAO, has been designed by abrdn to provide investors with high capital growth over the medium to long term by seeking exposure to Asian markets excluding Japan. It invests primarily in a portfolio of around 35 to 70 quality-listed companies that have the potential for capital growth and increased earning potential.

According to abrdn, the new ETF series forms part of a broader business strategy to increase access to its investment solutions across asset classes, regions and markets. The global asset manager said that it had chosen to kick off the series with ASAO in reflection of its 30 years of experience in managing Asia-Pacific equities, the centrality of ESG to its investment approaches and the opportunities it sees for investors in the Asian region. “Our research teams have identified several structural themes which we believe will support growth in Asian markets in years to come, and the new Active ETF will give access to these,” said abrdn managing director for Australia, Brett Jollie.

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