Deka has expanded its ESG ETF range with the launch of a future energy strategy.

The Deka Future Energy ESG UCITS ETF (D6RD) is listed on the Deutsche Boerse and Frankfurt Stock Exchange with a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.55%.

Tracking the Solactive Future Energy ESG index, D6RD currently offers exposure to 60 companies across the globe that promote the transformation of the energy sector.

This includes businesses involved in industries including solar, wind energy, geothermal hydrogen, hydrogen propulsion and battery and energy storage technology.

On an environmental level, D6RD will exclude companies that generate over a certain amount of revenues from coal, oil extraction, oil sands, deep water drilling and nuclear power generation. 

On a social level, it will exclude companies that generate revenues from chemical weapons, military equipment, civilian firearms and tobacco production. 

D6RD will be separate to the firm’s climate range, a six-strong suite of ETFs each with a different regional focus.

Deka launched its latest climate ETF, the Deka MSCU EUR Corporates Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF (D6RA), last November.

In February, the ETF issuer launched a new subsidiary, SWIAT GmbH, to offer clients blockchain-based solutions for securities processing.

It will offer banks, asset managers and infrastructure service providers open interfaces and a common blockchain infrastructure where they can develop and launch products.

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