In the latest MV Index Solutions (MVIS®) Quarterly Thematic Performance Review (Q2 2021), Clean Energy, as a Meta theme, continued its relative underperformance from Q1 2021 after being one of the top Meta theme performers over the last 3 years. Clean Energy covers companies involved in energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydrogen, as well as companies actively saving energy efficiency measures such as the electric vehicles industry. Indices within Clean Energy will have different drivers of risk and return, materializing in the wide spread of returns witnessed in Q2 2021 ranging from +10% to -10% between the highest Clean Energy Index (BlueStar Electric Vehicle Industry) and the lowest Clean Energy Index (BlueStar Hydrogen and NextGen Fuel Cell).

At MVIS, we recognize that building indices to capture targeted themes goes beyond traditional sector and industry definitions and aim to provide investors with targeted choices that meet their investment goals. MVIS publishes 48 thematic indices to cover forward-looking investment concepts grouped into Meta themes: Clean Energy, Health Care Innovation, Financials 2.0, NextGen Hardware & Communications, NextGen Software, Consumer Trend, Thematic Industrials & Infrastructure, Thematic REITS, Materials, and Disruptive Technology.

Top and Bottom MVIS Meta Thematic Quarterly Returns (USD)


Source: MV Index Solutions. Rebased to 100. Data as at 30 June 2021.

About the Author:

Joy Yang is Global Head of Index Product Management at MV Index Solutions (MVIS). She is responsible for managing MVIS products and services to accelerate innovation in financial index design and adoption. Joy brings more than 25 years of investment experience to MVIS, having led teams delivering index and quantitative-active investment solutions at Arabesque Asset Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Vanguard, Aberdeen Standard Investments, AXA Rosenberg and Blackrock. Joy has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

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