The investment funds that track the Cleantech Index® provide investors with a far-easier, lower-cost way to invest in the broad cleantech investment category (hence, the overall cleantech megatrend) with global exposure and less risk than ever before possible.
Any investor with a brokerage account can invest in Cleantech Index exchange-traded funds (ETF). These ETFs trade just like stocks do, are tax-efficient, and have very reasonable management fees (vis-a-vis most mutual funds or unit trusts). We expect to launch additional investment products in the near future.
How to invest in the Cleantech Index
THE UNITED STATES:
Invesco Cleantech ETF – (NYSE Ticker: PZD),
Since its October 2006 IPO, the Invesco Cleantech ETF provided Investors with the first and easy means to invest in the world’s leading cleantech companies across a broad range of industry sectors. To this day, PZD remains the only inexpensive, easy, and liquid alternative to invest in the broad cleantech theme. Options on PZD are also available.
KSM Cleantech Index Certificate – (TASE Ticker: KSMCLNT)
The first investment product based on CTIUS, KSM Cleantech Index Certificate was launched on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on June 6, 2006, by KSM Financial Instruments. Similar to an ETF, the certificate enables Israeli investors to invest and continuously trade the CTIUS Index locally in real time, with an option to convert the certificate to the underlying Index assets on a daily basis.
PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio Fund – (Ticker: PZD.MX)
In February 2011, the PowerShares Cleantech ETF (PZD) was crosslisted on the international segment of the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). This is the same ETF as the one traded on the New York Stock Exchange, but it trades as a peso-denominated Mexican Depository Receipt. The local divisions of J.P. Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank are the sponsoring brokers and service all corporate actions and including shareholder information in the Mexican market. In addition, both firms have dedicated representatives in Mexico to provide local expertise and guidance to investors.
The Cleantech Index and other indices under development are available for licensing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.