News - Ethos expands Swiss Corporate Governance Index Family
The Ethos Swiss Corporate Governance Index Large launched today is based on the principle of good governance
and aims to reduce exposure to companies with significant governance risks, such as the Ethos Swiss Corporate Governance
Index launched in 2017. In order to protect investors, those equities that represent increased corporate governance risks
will be underweighted, taking into account best practice requirements. Compared to the existing Ethos index that is based
on the Swiss Performance Index (SPI), the new Ethos Swiss Corporate Governance Index Large focuses on the 20 largest
companies listed on the Swiss stock exchange.
The launch of the new Ethos Index is in response to the wishes of major Swiss institutional investors, as confirmed by
Vincent Kaufmann, Director of Ethos: "The increasing use of our indices reflects the growing interest from
investors - in particular institutional investors - to address in governance and environmental risks in their
Ethos is a foundation founded by Swiss pension funds with the aim
of promoting socially responsible investment (SRI). The foundation currently comprises over 230 pension funds and public
utility foundations and is committed to a stable and prosperous socio-economic environment that safeguards the interests
of civil society today and in the future.
With the introduction of the new client index, SIX continues the positive development of its index business.
"We highly value the trust placed in us by the Ethos Foundation, which enables SIX to calculate and distribute
this custom index as well," says Christian Bahr, Head Index Services at SIX.
Further information on the Ethos Swiss Corporate Governance Index Large can be found on our
Press Release Ethos.
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