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ETF Securities reports growth in cyber security and robotics ETPs


ETF Securities writes that appetite for their cyber security, and robotics and automation ETPs has increased by 60 per cent in 2017, bringing AUM up to USD426.8 million.

This comes, the firm says, on the back of President Trump’s promises to bring manufacturing back to the US and address the cyber security issues which are said to have plagued the US election. 

ETF Securities’ ROBO Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF, launched in October 2014 in partnership with ROBO GLOBAL, has now passed the USD323.4 million mark, a rise of 71 per cent in 2017 so far, the firm writes.

The product was Europe’s first global robotics and automation ETF, providing investors with a simple, liquid and cost-effective way to gain access to the rapidly evolving new megatrend of growing use of robotics in manufacturing.

ETF Securities’ ETFS ISE Cyber Security GO UCITS ETF, launched in October 2015, reached USD103.4 million AUM as at 23rd February 2017, growing 34 per cent so far in 2017.

Howie Li, Co-Head of CANVAS at ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading independent providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), says: “We’ve been seeing strong inflows from investors since inception, but Trump has bumped interest in both products after making campaign cornerstones of bringing work back to the US, which will likely boost appetite for factory tech, and addressing the cyber security issues which are said to have plagued the election.

“We think in the long-term, robotics manufacturers and cyber security stocks will be key sectors to watch and seek exposure to because both sectors are part of an unparalleled technological revolution. But in the short-term President Trump’s constant pronouncements from the Oval Office have helped to raise investor awareness.”

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