JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has expanded its actively managed ETF range with products tracking the eurozone and Japan, ETF Stream can reveal.

The JP Morgan Eurozone Research Enhanced Index Equity ESG UCITS ETF (JREZ) and the JP Morgan Japan Research Enhanced Index Equity ESG UCITS ETF (JREJ) are listed on the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Borse, Six Swiss Exchange and Borsa Italiana with total expense ratios (TERs) of 0.25%.

JREZ is benchmarked against the MSCI EMU and will be actively managed by Piera Elisa Grassi and Nicholas Farserotu.

JREJ, which launched on 5 April, is benchmarked against the MSCI Japan index and will be actively managed by Masaki Uchida, Winnie Cheung, Piera Elisa Grassi and Geoff Hoare.

Both ETFs will utilise JPMAM’s research team who offer stock-specific insights to the portfolio managers and will then take small overweight or underweight positions on certain companies

The ETFs are classified as Article 8 under the Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), with ESG integrated factors built in via value and norms-based screening process.

Olivier Paquier, head of ETF distribution for EMEA at JPMAM, said: “As investors are increasingly looking for innovative tools allowing them to complement existing core exposures, add diversification, or help implement tactical views, we are committed to providing them with a comprehensive suite of transparent and cost-effective solutions.”

JPMAM added it has launched a Swiss franc hedged share class for the JPMorgan US Research Enhanced Index Equity ESG UCITS ETF (JREU) on the SIX Swiss exchange.

In March, JPMAM launched two actively-managed China fixed income ETFs, the JPM RMB Ultra-Short Income UCITS ETF (JCST) and the JPM BetaBuilders China Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF (JCAG).

A month earlier, the issuer unveiled the JPM China A Research Enhanced Index Equity ESG UCITS ETF (JREC) and the JPM AC Asia Pacific ex-Japan Research Enhanced Index equity ESG UCITS ETF (JREA).

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