ESG innovation in UK Equity – Introducing the FTSE UK 100 ESG Select Index

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Christopher Bates (FTSE Russell), Fong Yee Chan (FTSE Russell), Patrick Kondarjian (HSBC)

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FTSE Russell is delighted to announce the launch of a new custom UK equity index, based on its ESG Ratings: The FTSE UK 100 ESG Select Index, resulting from a close collaboration with HSBC Bank’s Client Solutions Group. The FTSE UK 100 ESG Select Index is designed to measure the performance of the top 100 ESG-rated companies within the FTSE All-Share Index, as demonstrated by their Environmental, Social and Governance practices. The constituents are weighted on their investable market capitalization. The index rebalances quarterly, in line with the FTSE UK Index Series. This transparent methodology achieves index exposure to the UK equity market whilst considering the companies’ ESG Ratings. FTSE Russell and HSBC are delighted to invite you to join this webinar where you will gain insights into UK equity macro trends, FTSE Russell ESG Ratings, and investing in ESG via structured products. This webinar will cover: • UK Equity perspectives for 2019 and beyond Christopher Bates, associate director, global research, FTSE Russell • Integrating sustainability and ESG considerations into benchmarks Fong Yee Chan, senior product manager, sustainable investment, FTSE Russell • Meeting clients’ demand for ESG solutions & Creating an ESG index to support the transition to sustainable investments Patrick Kondarjian, EMEA Head of Sales, Equity Derivatives, HSBC • Q&A from the audience *** Please note that this webinar is addressed exclusively to professional investors in jurisdictions where HSBC investments or products are approved for distribution. ***

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