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first_img TAGS: Highlight SPOTLIGHTS Tom Wood – The Northampton and England flanker talks about responsibilitiesRhys Webb – After a fine start to the season, the Osprey is keen to get going with WalesDavid Kilcoyne – The Munster and Ireland prop has an ambitious to-do listAlex Dunbar – The Scotland centre shoots the breeze about Tasmania, tries and TescoFEATURES England – Who should play in midfield for England at RWC 2015? We have found the solutionScotland – Ross Ford says it’s time for Scotland to achieve a sustained period of successWales – Three experts on what tactics and selection need to change before the World CupIreland – Fly-half Johnny Sexton on why he’s coming home to Leinster next seasonNew Zealand – Get inside the haka and find out how it’s changed over timeCarlin Isles – Rugby’s fastest man opens up about his tough upbringingGermany – Discover how rugby played a part in the fall of the Berlin WallAustralia – The Wallabies are in strife. Stephen Jones asks if they can recover any time soonSouth Africa – Heyneke Meyer is steering the Boks on the right pathUruguay – Meet the play-off winners who will take on England and Wales at RWC 2015 ADVICE SECTION Pro Insight – Will Fraser on decision-making at the breakdownFitness – Wrestle like Springbok back-row Duane VermeulenPro Playbook – George Chuter’s lineout attackMini rugby – Learn how to push pass. You can watch a video of the technique hereREGULARS Rugby focus – A news round-up from clubs, schools and women’s rugby, including an interview with London Scottish’s Mark Bright and England Women’s Alex MatthewsEssentials – The latest books and productsUncovered – Glen Jackson on making the switch from player to refereeTour tale – A cheeky tale from Hannover LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img THE WORLD CUP is now less than a year away so this month’s autumn Internationals carry even more weight than usual. It’s the last time the northern hemisphere sides will do battle with the southern hemisphere before RWC 2015 – and the latest issue of Rugby World brings you news from both sides of the world.Johnny Sexton, Ross Ford and Heyneke Meyer give us an insight into the Ireland, Scotland and South Africa camps, we look at the big issues facing England and Wales, there’s in-depth analysis of the haka and Stephen Jones reports on the latest problems engulfing Australia.On top of all that, there are features on Uruguay, Carlin Isles and Germany, as well as news from the grass-roots game. Here’s a full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, download the digital edition here.SIDELINES30 minutes with Joe Marler, players to watch this month, wheelchair rugby, the Varsity Match, Hotshots and moreCOLUMNISTS Brad Thorn – The new Leicester lock looks at the World Cup contendersMartin Landajo – The scrum-half on how Argentina have made the breakthroughNeil Back – England are in good shape, says the World Cup winner A full list of contents for the December 2014 edition of Rugby Worldlast_img read more

DWS Launches U.S. Market’s First S&P MidCap 400 ESG and S&P SmallCap 600 ESG…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter Facebook NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Xtrackers exchange-traded funds (ETF) by DWS has launched the first ETFs providing exposure to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) versions of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices. Xtrackers S&P MidCap 400 ESG ETF (NYSE Arca: MIDE) and Xtrackers S&P SmallCap 600 ESG ETF (NYSE Arca: SMLE) listed today, further expanding the Xtrackers footprint in the rapidly growing area of values-based index investing. Assets under management in Xtrackers NYSE-listed ESG ETFs reached over USD 3 billion in 2020. Arne Noack, DWS’s Head of Systematic Investment Solutions, Americas, commented: “At DWS, we have made ESG-centric investing integral to our value proposition for our clients and the launch of MIDE and SMLE is a logical follow-on. We seek to provide investors with transparency around relevant ESG-metrics of a potential investment. Investors can, for example, easily view the reduction in carbon footprint of the underlying companies, compared to a non-ESG benchmark. This level of transparency is important for investors and intermediaries seeking credible ESG alternatives to mainstream equity indices.” The ESG methodology underpinning the funds starts by taking the established S&P mid and small-cap indices then applying exclusions and rankings filters to produce the ESG indices the ETFs track. Both the Xtrackers S&P MidCap 400 ESG ETF and Xtrackers S&P SmallCap 600 ESG ETFs have net expense ratios of 0.15 percent. “We’re very pleased to collaborate with DWS as it launches these new ESG ETFs in the U.S. By representing the U.S. mid- and small-cap equities market with improved sustainability profiles, the S&P MidCap 400 ESG and S&P SmallCap 600 ESG indices signify a new sustainable frontier in a space left largely untouched by sustainable indexing to date,” said Mona Naqvi, Senior Director, Head of ESG Product Strategy, North America, S&P Dow Jones Indices. “As the first of their kind, these indices are poised to help raise reporting and sustainability standards among medium and small-sized companies as they seek to join the ranks of ESG indices. As such, ESG investing is no longer just a large-cap solution, it is now an all-cap solution.” Amanda Rebello, Head of Passive Sales, U.S. onshore, commented: “We are pleased to be the first in the industry to launch ETFs for the S&P MidCap and SmallCap ESG indices. With their competitive net expense ratios, the ETFs can be used as core portfolio building blocks.” The new listings complement the Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF (NYSE Arca: SNPE), which launched in June 2019 and has over USD 400 million in assets under management. DWS is recognized for its expertise in ESG ETFs. Its ESG range was awarded ‘ETF Suite of the Year’ at Fund Intelligence’s Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Virtual Awards 2020. 1 1 Xtrackers ESG ETF product portfolio was named ‘ETF Suite of the Year’ at the 27th annual Fund Intelligence’s Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Virtual Awards 2020. These industry awards are meant to recognize people and organizations whose excellence, achievements and contributions to the mutual fund industry have stood out. In addition, Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF (USSG) won the ‘Newcomer ESG/Impact ETF of the Year’ accolade. For more information on methodology and judging process for the awards, please visit: https://mutualfundindustryawards.awardstage.com/#!/home-of0eb3nc9stuglc7mkd About DWS Group DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with USD 969bn of assets under management (as of 31 December 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ETF shares are not individually redeemable, and owners of shares may acquire those shares from the Fund, or tender such shares for the redemption to the Fund, in Creation Units only. Consider each fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in the fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-DBX-ETFS (1-855-329-3837) or by viewing or downloading a prospectus at www.Xtrackers.com. Please read it carefully before investing. Xtrackers ETFs are managed by DBX Advisors LLC (the Advisor), and distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). The Advisor is a wholly owned subsidiary of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA, and is not affiliated with ALPS. Xtrackers S&P MidCap 400 ESG ETF: ESG criteria in a fund’s investment strategy does not guarantee a return or protect against a loss. This fund is new and has limited operating history. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Stocks may decline in value. Stocks of medium‐sized companies involve greater risk than securities of larger, more‐established companies. Performance of the Fund may diverge from that of the Underlying Index due to operating expenses, transaction costs, cash flows, use of sampling strategies or operational inefficiencies. This fund is non‐diversified and can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. Investing in securities that meet ESG criteria may result in the fund forgoing otherwise attractive opportunities, which may result in underperformance when compared to funds that do not consider ESG factors. An investment in this fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with the fund. Please read the prospectus for more information. Xtrackers S&P SmallCap 600 ESG ETF: ESG criteria in a fund’s investment strategy does not guarantee a return or protect against a loss. This fund is new and has limited operating history. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Stocks may decline in value. Small company stocks tend to be more volatile than medium‐sized or large company stocks. Performance of the Fund may diverge from that of the Underlying Index due to operating expenses, transaction costs, cash flows, use of sampling strategies or operational inefficiencies. This fund is non‐diversified and can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. Investing in securities that meet ESG criteria may result in the fund forgoing otherwise attractive opportunities, which may result in underperformance when compared to funds that do not consider ESG factors. An investment in this fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with the fund. Please read the prospectus for more information. Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. This fund is new and has limited operating history. Investing in securities that meet ESG criteria may result in the fund forgoing otherwise attractive opportunities, which may result in underperformance when compared to funds that do not consider ESG factors. Stocks may decline in value. Stocks of medium-sized companies involve greater risk than securities of larger, more‐established companies. Funds investing in a single industry, country or in a limited geographic region generally are more volatile than more diversified funds. Various factors, including costs, cash flows and security selection, may cause the fund’s performance to differ from that of the index. Performance of the fund may diverge from that of the Underlying Index due to operating expenses, transaction costs, cash flows, use of sampling strategies or operational inefficiencies. This fund is non‐diversified and can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. An investment in this fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with the fund. Please read the prospectus for more information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction. Certain statements contained in this release may be forward-looking in nature. These include all statements relating to plans, expectations, and other statements that are not historical facts and typically use words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions. Such statements represent management’s current beliefs, based upon information available at the time the statements are made, with regard to the matters addressed. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Management does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements: (i) the effects of adverse changes in market and economic conditions; (ii) legal and regulatory developments; and (iii) other additional risks and uncertainties, including public health crises (including the recent pandemic spread of the novel coronavirus), war, terrorism, trade disputes and related geopolitical events. NOT FDIC/ NCUA INSURED • MAY LOSE VALUE • NO BANK GUARANTEE NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY The brand DWS represents DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA and any of its subsidiaries such as DWS Distributors, Inc. which offers investment products or DWS Investment Management Americas, Inc. and RREEF America L.L.C. which offer advisory services. R- 081523-1 (2/21) DBX004811 (2/22) View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005300/en/ CONTACT: Kenny Juarez DWS Phone: 1-212-454-9994 E-Mail:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: DWS Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005300/en DWS Launches U.S. Market’s First S&P MidCap 400 ESG and S&P SmallCap 600 ESG ETFs Facebook TAGS  center_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous articleDascena Announces FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Machine Learning Diagnostic MethodNext articleAppfire Announces Acquisition of Bolo Software Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more