Alternative Investments/ESG: Janus Henderson Launches Five Sustainable ETFs

Three are equity ETFs while the other two are fixed income.

Janus Henderson Group (NYSE: JHG) announced Thursday its launch of Sustainable ETF Solutions comprising five actively managed sustainable exchange-traded funds (ETFs) targeted at US investors. The ETFs seek to deliver strong, risk-adjusted returns by identifying companies supportive of positive ESG change. (BusinessWire)

Sustainable ETF Solutions

The offering comprises the following ETFs. The first three will invest in equities, with products targeting U.S., international and natural resource stocks. The last two focus on fixed income, buying corporate credit and a broader range of bonds.

  • U.S. Sustainable Equity ETF (SSPX),
  • International Sustainable Equity ETF (SXUS),
  • Net Zero Transition Resources ETF (JZRO),
  • Sustainable Corporate Bond ETF (SCRD), and
  • Sustainable & Impact Core Bond ETF(JIB)

The expense ratios of the new ETFs range from 0.35% to 0.6%. The funds will be managed by Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA; Aaron Scully, CFA; Daniel Sullivan; Darko Kuzmanovic; Tal Lomnitzer, CFA; Tim Gerrard; Michael Keough; Brad Smith; Greg Wilensky, CFA; and Nick Childs, CFA.

Janus Henderson: Investing in sustainability

“The launch of this comprehensive suite of sustainable ETFs is designed to showcase Janus Henderson’s intention to help investors embrace sustainability in an authentic way, without sacrificing a commitment to robust investment results. These ETFs also represent the intersection of two very significant growth opportunities for Janus Henderson, our ETF franchise, and the surge in client demand for robust ESG solutions,” said Nick Cherney, Head of Exchange Traded Products of Janus Henderson.

“To us, sustainability is a logical and critical component of a robust investment process. And it is our belief that addressing complex and nuanced factors such as climate change and social issues in a meaningful way requires an active and engaged investment approach. It is through detailed analysis and regular interaction with companies that we believe true progress and sound investment decisions can be made,” said Paul LaCoursiere, Global Head of ESG Investments.

Janus Henderson had approximately US$428 billion in assets under management as on June 30, 2021.

Related Story: Janus Henderson Launches Real Estate ETF

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