Water funds tend to be differentiated by their management styles (active or passive), whether ESG (environmental, social and governance) screens are employed, and by the selection and weighting of companies in the portfolio.

When it comes to selection and weighting of companies within the portfolio, some funds include a mix of companies from different segments of the industry and a variable percentage of revenue derived from water services. Other funds include conglomerates, such as GE, which derive only a portion of their revenues from water.

The following list is a representative sample of for-profit Asian domiciled water, global water, and water exchange traded funds. It is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any security, product or service.

Asian Domiciled Water Funds

Hong Kong

  • Amundi Funds Aqua Global

  • Allianz RCM Global Trends Fund

  • KBC Water Fund


  • Nomura Aqua Investment (with hedge)
  • Nomura Aqua Investment (without hedge)


  • Hanwha Global Water Fund

  • KDB S&P Global Water Equity Fund

  • Samsung Global Water Fund

  • KITMC Korea World-wide Water Equity Fund

Alternative Investments

  • AmKonzen Asia Water Fund

  • CLSA Clean Water Asia Fund

  • CLSA Clean Water Asia Long Only Fund

  • Lyxor Dynamic Water Fund

Water Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

ETFs are a basket of securities that are based on an index. They are traded on exchanges like stocks. More information on water-related ETFs can be found here.

  • Claymore S&P Global Water Index ETF

  • First Trust ISE Water

  • Global Water Portfolio ETF

  • PowerShares Water Resources Fund

  • Janney Global Water Indexes

Global Water Funds

  • Lyxor Enhanced Global Water fund

  • Pictet Funds Water fund

  • Sustainable Asset Management Sustainable Water fund

  • KBC Eco-Water fund

  • Swisscanto Equity Water fund

  • Sarasin & Partners Sustainable Water fund

  • Lyxor ETF World Water

  • S&P Global Water Index

  • Calvert Global Water Fund