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HANetf's initial three funds celebrate first anniversaries

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Innovative platform was launched a year ago to make it easier for fund managers and other institutions to launch ETFs.

London, 23rd October, 2019: HANetf, the specialist platform for fund managers seeking to access the ETF market, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. It marks 12 months since the launch of its first three ETFs, namely:

CodeFundAdvised ByYTD Performance at 15 October 2019
EMQQEmerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF AccBig Tree Capital17.08%
SKYYHAN-GINS Cloud Technology UCITS ETFGINS Global25.19%
ITEKHAN-GINS Innovative Technologies UCITS ETFGINS Global17.97%

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. As with all investing, your capital is at risk. 

The first three HANetf funds all follow indexes with technology-related slants in both emerging and developed markets. They represent a recognition of the important role played by technology companies in the growth of the global economy.   All three funds are up over 15% year to date. EMQQ is also outperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by almost 10% (MSCI EM +7.69% YTD basis to 15 October). 

EMQQ (LSE: EMQQ) tracks an index of leading Internet and e-commerce companies that serve emerging markets, including search engines, online retailers, social networks, online video, online gaming, e-payment systems and online travel.   

HAN-GINS Cloud Technology (LSE: SKYY) tracks the Solactive Cloud Technology Index and seeks to provide exposure to companies active in the field of cloud computing such as service providers or producers of equipment or software focused on cloud computing.   

HAN-GINS Innovative Technologies (LSE: ITEK) tracks the Solactive Innovative Technologies Index and seeks to provide exposure to Industry 4.0. These are the companies poised to benefit from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – including robotics and automation, Big Data, cyber security and future cars.   

Since opening for business, HANetf has helped to launch two further ETF strategies – KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity and HAN GINS Indxx Healthcare Innovation - and has more in the pipeline. It recently announced a partnership with the UK’s Royal Mint to launch a gold bullion-based ETF in 2020.

HANetf funds available on more than 60 intermediary and wrap platforms

HANetf funds are now available on more than 60 platforms including leading intermediary/wrap and online platforms like AJ Bell YouInvest, Barclays Smart Investor and Charles Stanley Direct. In addition, HANetf is now working with 14 APs, including Commerzbank, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale.   

The Irish UCITS funds have also now been registered for distribution in six European markets, including the UK, Ireland, Italy and Germany.

HANetf was founded a year ago by Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, two of the pioneers in the European ETFs marketplace. Between them they launched ETF Securities and WisdomTree Europe, two successful ventures that have helped to redefine the European ETF market. HANetf represents their latest venture in the space.   

Nik Bienkowski, Co-Founder of HANetf, commented: “HANetf was founded with the vision of facilitating the launch to market of innovative ETF products that would meet investor demand. It forms a pathway for fund managers and other potential market participants who have interesting new approaches to investment, and who might lack the resource to make a successful ETF launch a reality. We have supported the launch of five ETFs since we opened our doors.”   

Hector McNeil, Co-Founder of HANetf, added: “It has been gratifying to see the reception we have had for our first three ETFs and we look forward to working with our existing and future managers, helping them to get further traction in the European market and further afield. These launches are also helping to broaden the range of ETF choices now available to investors and intermediaries in the European market, and the industry continues to mature.”   


About HANetf:

HANetf is an independent ETF specialist working with third-party asset managers to bring differentiated, modern and innovative ETF exposures to European investors. Founded by two of Europe’s leading ETF entrepreneurs, Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, HANetf provides a complete operational, regulatory, distribution and marketing solution for asset managers who want to successfully launch and manage UCITS ETFs -

Media Contacts:

Stuart Fieldhouse, Hawksmoor Partners +44 (0) 207 377 1489

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