HANetf celebrates fourth anniversary of listing its first ETFs; which set the tone for the next four years of innovative ETF launches

  • It has been four years since HANetf listed its first ETF the EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ) on 2nd October 2018
  • This was shortly followed by HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF (ITEK) and HAN-GINS Cloud Technology Equal Weight UCITS ETF (SKYY) on 5th October 2018
  • In those four years these three ETFs have reached a combined AuM of almost $290 million
  • HANetf has since listed over 40 UCITS ETFs and ETCs with a combined AuM of $1.6 billion

October 2022 London

HANetf Europe’s first independent white-label ETF and ETC platform and leading provider of thematic ETFs and crypto and commodity ETCs is celebrating four years since it listed its first ETFs. [3]

On 2nd October 2018 HANetf listed its first ETF EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ). The Emerging Markets ETF tracks an index of leading internet and Ecommerce companies that serve emerging markets including search engines online retailers social networks online video online gaming e-payment systems and online travel. Since listing the ETF has seen its assets under management (AuM) surge to $186 million. [4]

EMQQ is the UCITS version of the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF listed in New York with over $700 million in assets under management (AuM).[5] EMQQ Global maintains the index and is a partner for the UCITS EMQQ product. Kevin Carter the founder and CIO of EMQQ Global has over 15 years of experience investing in emerging markets and China and is the former student and collaborator with indexing legend Dr. Burton Malkiel. [6]

The success of EMQQ led to the launch of FMQQ Next Frontier Internet & Ecommerce ESG-S UCITS ETF (FMQQ) in January 2022. The strategy of the ETF is the same as the EMQQ ETF but with the exclusion of China stocks. By excluding China investors who already have high China exposure in their portfolio are able to still access the digital consumption in emerging market theme.

Shortly after the listing of EMQQ HANetf listed the HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF (ITEK) and HAN-GINS Cloud Technology Equal Weight UCITS ETF (SKYY)

Since ITEK’s listing on the 5th October 2018 the ETF has gathered over $71 million in assets.[7] The ETF was launched in partnership with GinsGlobal Index Funds a global provider of index funds and ETFs.

ITEK is a global megatrend ETF providing equal weight access to companies that are driving innovation in eight sub-sectors including Robotics & Automation Cloud Computing & Big Data Cyber Security Future Cars Genomics Social Media Blockchain and Digital Entertainment.

By using a double diversification approach that allocates an equal weight to each innovative theme and then equal weights constituents within that theme ITEK provides tech exposure while avoiding the concentration in larger stocks such as the FAANGs (Facebook Amazon Apple Netflix Google) that often plagues tech ETFs.[8] ITEK also has a SFDR Article 8 classification meaning it is deemed to exhibit sustainable characteristics. [9]

SKYY was also launched in partnership with GinsGlobal Index Funds listing on the 5th October 2018. SKYY was Europe’s first cloud computing ETF and provides exposure to companies from three sub themes Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). The SKYY cloud technology ETF uses an ESG screen to exclude companies with exposure to controversial weapons and who have low fossil fuel exposure.

HANetf has since worked with GinsGlobal Index Funds to launch the HAN-GINS Indxx Healthcare Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF (WELL). WELL is designed to capture securities at the cross-roads of medicine and technology which are shaping the future of healthcare.

Hector McNeil co-CEO and co-Founder of HANetf comments:

“It has been four years since we first listed EMQQ ITEK and SKYY and we are pleased with the investor enthusiasm shown for these two products. Both EMQQ and ITEK provide an innovative and new way to gain exposure to popular sectors emerging markets and technology respectively. EMQQ avoids the old economy often state-owned firms that are found in traditional emerging market funds. ITEK with its equal weighting avoids the concentration risk found in many tech funds. Meanwhile SKYY was the first ETF in Europe to provide investors with targeted exposure to cloud computing. The innovative nature of these ETFs set the tone for our next four years with HANetf bringing to market many other cutting-edge ETFs and ETCs including Europe’s first space economy ETF medical cannabis ETF and Metaverse ETF among others. We also launched the world’s first physically backed carbon allowance ETC and are the first and only ETC issuer to include recycled gold in our gold ETC made in partnership with the Royal Mint.”

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