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What is BNP Paribas Easy?

BNP Paribas Easy is BNP Paribas Investment Partners range of ETFs and index funds. It gives institutional and retail investors exposure to the main asset classes (equities, bonds and commodities) in the main geographical regions and allows them to diversify their portfolios with innovative themes such as real estate and environment.

Essentials

- Access the main asset classes

BNP Paribas Easy gives investors access to the most liquid asset classes. The product range is composed of equity, bond and commodity funds tracking indices provided by renowned suppliers such as STOXX, S&P and MSCI.

- Geographically-targeted solutions

BNP Paribas Easy equity range of funds tracks individual country (e.g. France, the US, the UK and Japan) or geographical region (Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, emerging markets, etc.) indices to diversify your equity portfolio or to seize tactical opportunities.

- A responsible investment approach

BNP Paribas Easy range of funds allows you to invest in funds that replicate the MSCI Global ex-Controversial Weapons indices, which exclude companies involved in cluster bombs, landmines, depleted uranium weapons, chemical and biological weapons. In addition to these essential portfolio funds socially responsible funds are available in our thematic offering.

Thematics

ETFs for thematic investments

- Sector ETFs

BNP Paribas Easy offers a range of ETFs on STOXX Europe 600 sector indices allowing investors to expand their exposure to an individual sector, in particular within Europe.

- Low Carbon

BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe® UCITS ETF was the world’s first “low carbon” ETF (launched in 2008), demonstrating BNP Paribas Investment Partners’determination to reconcile indexed investment management with responsible investment.

- Listed real-estate companies

BNP Paribas Easy range of funds also allows investors to access the Eurozone and European listed real-estate sectors at low cost. This asset class is attractive due to its portfolio diversification properties.

Smart Beta ETFs

Smart Beta - Factor-investing approach

An offer based on financial and academic research blended by BNP Paribas research teams’ work. The single factor indices are the fruit of intense research carried out by the teams of BNP Paribas.

They seek to identify real and recurring sources of performance in financial markets and transform them into easily adaptable investment factors. The indices are calculated, maintained and published by Solactive AG.
Risk control is a hallmark of the investment strategy

The use of a systematic investment process enables to closely monitor risk and performance factors, and in turn, enhances transparency for the investor. This approach is also useful in building diversified portfolios that meet a broad range of risk/return profiles

Risk control is a hallmark of the investment strategy

The use of a systematic investment process enables to closely monitor risk and performance factors, and in turn, enhances transparency for the investor. This approach is also useful in building diversified portfolios that meet a broad range of risk/return profiles

Key factors

- LOW VOLATILITY

Exploit the low volatility anomaly (i.e. the trend of the least volatile securities to outperform over a long period of time on a risk-adjusted basis).

- VALUE

Use valuation data as investment criteria to acquire an asset at a moderate price.

- QUALITY

Overweight stocks with profitable business models and good financial health.

- MOMENTUM

Overweight stocks that have outperformed recently and which returns have demonstrated strong momentum over the preceding year and which are expected to continue the same pattern.

BNP Paribas Easy

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Access to BNP Paribas Easy website

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An index solution for a ‘low carbon’ portfolio

Marie-Sophie Pastant - Blog article - 9th October 2015

Investments in the aforementioned fund are subject to market fluctuation and risks inherent in investing in securities. The value of investments and the revenue they generate can increase or decrease and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. Source: BNP Paribas Investment Partners.