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ETF Tuesday BGreen ETF

Posted by Intellidex

Jan 26, 2016 10:18:10 AM

Suitability: The BGreen ETF is ideal for environmentally conscious investors with a long-term investment horizon – which gives the portfolio enough time to weather short-term volatility that can be expected in the case of equity investments. This is one of few funds listed on the JSE with a moral/ethical dimension to its investment strategy. It focuses on the environment, informed by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the UN register of clean development mechanism (CDM) databases. The fund invests in environmentally friendly companies among the 100 largest companies on the JSE across sectors, thus ensuring diversification. This means it can serve as a good core equity investment for the long term. With much focus on the environment and other non-financial aspects of companies being lobbied by various pressure groups, it is possible that in the long run businesses that abide by these standards will outperform. However, the performance of the fund has been disappointing compared with to the general top 100 JSE-listed companies’ performance.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, ETFs


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