JP Morgan launches ESG focused platform
JP Morgan has launched JP Morgan Ethos Investments, a sustainable investments platform offering a suite of tools for institutions and distributors looking to create tailored Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) products.
Through JP Morgan’s partnerships with specialist index providers and asset managers, investors can receive exposure to assets selected for their ESG performance.
Investors can choose between passive indices, actively managed funds and bespoke portfolios, across equity, credit and fixed income.
JP Morgan will also include green and social bonds issued by highly rated supranational and corporate entities in the platform to combine principal protection and equity-linked upside potential.
At launch, JP Morgan is partnering with index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices on a new range of indices.
“We have seen first-hand the rapid rise in demand for ESG based products, as clients realize that the returns can be just as rewarding as with traditional products,” said Tim Throsby, Global Head of Equities at JP Morgan.
“We are proud to be a part of the JP Morgan Ethos Investments platform by providing a range of new climate change and ESG indices to it, starting with the upcoming launch of the S&P Europe 350 Climate Change LVHD Index,” comments Alex Matturri, CEO of S&P Dow Jones Indices.