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VanEck Launches First U.S.-Listed Fixed-Income Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) for Green Bonds

April 18, 2017 |

This article was originally published on GreenBiz.

“President Donald Trump has made his support for fossil fuel projects clear, but that hasn’t thwarted investors’ appetite for a financial instrument known as green bonds. Case in point, last month VanEck launched the first U.S.-listed fixed-income exchange-traded fund (ETF) for green bonds, the VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF, which offers investors a new way to invest in projects that help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The ETF allows investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of U.S. and foreign green bonds, and it will track the performance and yield characteristics of the S&P Green Bond Select Index. With asset managers such as BlackRock Inc. and State Street Corp. launching green bond index funds in Europe, how will these funds affect the overall green bond landscape?…”

Read on at: GreenBiz.

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