HSBC AM downgrades seven Article 9 Paris-aligned ETFs

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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HSBC Asset Management has dropped the Article 9 label from seven of its regional Paris-aligned ETFs, instead categorising them as the ‘lighter green' Article 8 under the EU's SFDR. In a notice to shareholders, the firm said that it was "in the best interests of investors" for the label to be dropped, "pending further regulatory clarification" on the categorisation of funds that track Paris-aligned benchmarks. The ETFs changed include the firm's Paris-Aligned ETFs with regional focuses on Europe, Japan, USA, Asia and emerging markets, as well as its global one. The change will be ef...

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