ZUG, September 14, 2020 – Qontigo has licensed the EURO iSTOXX Megatrend Select 30 Decrement 3% Index to Intesa Sanpaolo. The index will be used as underlying for an equity protection certificate that will be distributed by Fideuram Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking.
The index selects companies with exposure to a combination of trending sectors, taking into account low volatility and high dividends, while incorporating UN Global Compact and controversial weapons filters.
“The recent health crisis has confirmed the importance of some megatrends as dynamics capable of changing our way of life and to produce long term transformation, therefore they represent a factor that can influence the value of companies with a business exposed to them.”Valeria Zorzi, Head of Product Development at Intesa Sanpaolo.
“We are happy to strengthen our relationship with Intesa Sanpaolo and to help them move into the megatrends space with an index that also takes into account UN Global Compact and controversial weapons filters. Our leading STOXX thematic indices make megatrends investable, focusing on a range of cross-industry concepts with long-term economic impact. We are committed to always provide the best solution to our clients, and to be at the forefront amongst index providers in the world of structured products.”Stephan Flaegel, Global Head of Indices & Benchmarks at Qontigo.
The EURO iSTOXX Megatrends Select 30 NR Decrement 3% Index replicates the performance of the net return version of EURO iSTOXX Megatrends Select 30 Index, assuming a constant 3% performance deduction per annum. The index selects companies with exposure to a combination of sectors linked to the nine STOXX thematic indices: Broad Infrastructure, Sharing Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Housing Construction, Next Generation Telecoms, Millennials, Fintech, and Silver Economy. Only companies with more than 25 percent revenue exposure to these sectors are included. It follows a low volatility and high dividends process, while including UN Global Compact and controversial weapons filters.