Credit Suisse Asset Management has launched two ETFs with an ESG tilt as its range passes the $2bn barrier just three months after its re-launch in March.

The CSIF (IE) MSCI USA Small Cap ESG Leaders Blue UCITS ETF (USSMC) and CSIF (IE) FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Green Blue UCITS ETF are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Deutsche Boerse and the Borsa Italiana.

USSMC tracks MSCI USA Small Cap ESG Leaders index which offers investors exposure to 717 companies that exhibit strong ESG scores in the US small cap space.

Based on MSCI ESG ratings, the index screens over 50% of the 1,736-strong US small cap universe.

The CSIF (IE) FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Green Blue UCITS ETF invests in a global portfolio of environmentally friendly real estate stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITS).

In the current low yield environment, listed real estate will offer stable rental income combined with long-term protection against inflation.

The Swiss asset manager has seen its ETF assets break through the $2bn barrier since re-entering the market on 16 March.

The latest double launch takes its range to five ETFs which all have a focus on ESG.

Why has Credit Suisse re-entered the European ETF market?

Valerio Schmitz-Esser (pictured), head of index solutions at Credit Suisse AM, commented: “Our long-standing experience in index funds has given us the requisite know-how to succeed in ETFs.

“The efficiency of our processes and the precision of our techniques make our ETFs ideally positioned to take full advantage of the potential in this segment.”

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