ICE has partnered with MSCI to launch the first suite of futures referencing MSCI ESG indices.

As interest in socially responsible investing grows, assets tracking MSCI ESG indices have increased. Since 2014, over USD $180 billion of assets have been allocated to MSCI’s ESG indices, as institutional investors seek to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions.

The MSCI ESG Index Futures are standardized contracts listed on ICE Futures U.S. and tradable alongside the MSCI EM and MSCI EAFE contracts.

The MSCI ESG Leaders indices are designed for institutional investors seeking exposure to companies with a strong sustainability profile and with relatively low tracking error to the underlying equity market.

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The MSCI Climate Change indices are designed to enable investors to holistically integrate climate risk considerations in their investment process while increasing diversification through a simple, rules-based reweighting methodology.

Access index factsheets and learn more about the methodology here »

Benefits

Our ESG contracts, available on the same platform as the ICE MSCI EM and MSCI EAFE Index Futures, are an ideal choice for asset managers looking to reduce cash drag or manage portfolio allocation. They benefit from risk-based margining, have small notional values and are block trade eligible.

Central Counterparty Clearing

Minimal counterparty risk with clearing on ICE Clear US

Risk Management

Transparency with reliable independent valuation, market-to-market daily

Structural Efficiency

Easily tradable either on CLOB or Block or as Block at Index Close (50 lots threshold for blocks)