Amundi Will Bring Smart City and Smart Factory ETFs

According to a forecast of the United Nations, more than 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, and smart technology can help to tackle the challenges emerging from this trend of rapid urbanization.

Recognizing this development, Amundi licensed the Solactive Smart City Index to serve as the underlying of Amundi Smart City UCITS ETF.

Solactive’s Smart City Index currently provides exposure to over 200 companies engaged in multiple themes that are directly related to the development of smart cities. The index classifies its constituents into the following six key categories: Public Infrastructure, Technology, Healthcare, Smart Homes, e-Commerce, and Entertainment. All of the six index categories – as well as each index component within its respective index category – are equally weighted. Solactive adjusts the composition of the index quarterly.

The rise of innovative and disruptive technology paved the way for the next paradigm shift in manufacturing: smart factories. The Solactive Smart Factory Index is designed to enable investors access to companies engaged in the development of smart factories. Amundi licensed this index as an underlying for its Amundi Smart Factory UCITS ETF. As of today, the index includes more than 250 companies categorized into the following five key themes: Advanced Robotics, Cloud Computing & Big Data, Internet of Things, Cyber Security,
and Augmented Reality & 3D printing.

Similar to the Solactive Smart City Index, all of the five index categories – as well as each index component within its respective index category – are equally weighted in the Solactive Smart Factory Index.

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