MFEX Celebrates Strong Growth of ESG Funds on its Platform

We are pleased to report that growth in the AUA of ESG funds on our platform has outpaced growth in other funds. Our total AUA of ESG funds grew by 1024% between 2018 and 2020, compared to overall growth of 597% for the whole platform.

Demand for ESG funds has been growing steadily over the past years, and MFEX has met that demand by listing more ESG funds. The number of ESG share classes listed grew 2.88 times faster than for other funds between 2018 and 2020.

Regions driving the change:

  • The Nordic region represents the most ESG-friendly region that we cover, with highest proportion of AUA in ESG funds.

  • Both Norway and Sweden have over one quarter of their AUA invested in ESG funds For the Nordic insurance companies that we serve, almost 43% of their funds were in ESG funds.

  • In terms of total AUA, France has the largest total investment in ESG funds compared to all other countries that we serve, with over 16.2 billion Euros invested in ESG funds.

We observed that commercial banks on our platform had the highest increase in their share of ESG funds, closely followed by investment banks.

MFEX also offers dedicated ESG services, including our new Operational Due Diligence Services for ESG. MFEX believes that an in-depth review of the asset manager’s ESG operational framework is key to understanding the robustness of the organization.

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