HANetf bolsters presence in Europe with senior DACH sales hire

  • Michael Geister is joining HANetf as Director of DACH Sales.
  • Meanwhile, Andre Voinea, former Head of DACH Sales, has been appointed Head of Europe Sales, opposite Robert Dickson, Head of UK, Ireland, and Channel Island Sales.
  • HANetf has been growing its presence in the German ETF retail and Savings Plan market.

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March 2024, London

HANetf, Europe’s first and only independent white-label UCITS ETF and ETC platform[1], and leading provider of digital asset ETPs, is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Geister as Director of DACH Sales.

Michael has over 15 years of exchange traded product (ETP) experience in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). He began his ETP career at ETF Securities, where he was instrumental in introducing commodity ETPs to the market. He also spent over 6 years at SPDR ETFs and over 3 years at VanEck. Most recently, he was Head of Crypto-ETPs at Deutsche Digital Assets. Michael will report to Andre Voinea.

His role at HANetf will entail the coordination of sales in the DACH region. HANetf has seen strong trading volumes on Deutsche Borse Xetra and SIX Swiss Exchange this year, and has launched three new products on the latter exchange so far in 2024: Future of Defence UCITS ETF (NATO), European Green Deal UCITS ETF (EUGD), and Sprott Uranium Miners UCITS ETF (URNM).

Additionally, HANetf continues to grow its presence in the German ETF retail and Savings Plan market, partnering with a number of leading platforms to expand the breadth of their offering to investors and continue strengthening their distribution channels.

The move comes alongside the promotion of Andre Voinea, formerly Head of DACH Sales, to Head of Europe Sales. Andre has over 17 years of industry experience, including over 5 years at HANetf, where he has been instrumental to growing the company’s DACH presence. Andre’s new role will provide greater coverage of European regions.

Alongside Andre, Robert Dickson is Head of UK, Ireland, and Channel Island Sales. He has over 37 years of experience in financial sales, having previously worked at Sheppards & Chase, Chartherouse, Chevreux, Cannacord, Boost ETP, WisdomTree Europe, and Lyxor. Both Robert and Andre will report to Hector McNeil.

Michael Geister, Director of DACH Sales, comments:

“As a great fan of ETCs and thematic ETFs, I’m delighted to be joining a thematic powerhouse. I hope to support the company’s strong growth path and help investors find opportunities via thematic ETFs and disruptive ETCs.”

Hector McNeil, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of HANetf comments:

“We are delighted to have Michael join the HANetf team. His extensive knowledge of the DACH market will be essential to bolstering our distribution capabilities in Europe. The hire adds additional strength to our highly experienced sales team and underscores HANetf’s continued growth – as well as our continued commitment to invest in our infrastructure and support functions to efficiently expand our white label ETP services and capabilities.”

[1] As shown in the ETF Database.