HANetf, Europe’s first ‘white label’ ETF issuer, has appointed Rick van Leeuwen as Director of Sales, BeNeLux, as part of the company’s ongoing expansion of its sales and distribution capabilities.An ETF veteran, van Leeuwen brings 15 years of capital markets experience gained at companies including Kepler Equities, Source and most recently, IMC where held the role of Head of Institutional Trading.
Reporting to co-CEO, Hector McNeil, van Leeuwen will lead the distribution of HANetf’s range of award-winning thematic ETFs and gold and currency ETPs to professional investors in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg,
Van Leeuwen’s appointment comes at a time of rapid expansion for the HANetf white-label platform that has set new asset records of USD400 million in 2020, driven by performance and new investment flows.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Hector McNeil says: “With HANetf, asset managers can plug in to an extensive distribution infrastructure, supported by on-the-ground sales teams which encompass all major ETF markets and platforms – this significantly reduces the costs associated with launching an ETF and provides the greatest opportunity to compete and succeed. We’re pleased to have Rick join the team as his in-depth experience in ETFs and trading will be an important component of our continued growth across Europe.”
In recent weeks, HANetf also announced the expansion of its distribution footprint into European wealth management centres, including registration of six of its products in Austria, listing of five products in Switzerland, passporting of its RMAU gold ETC to the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Finland, alongside the appointments of Gail Greenwood, Killian Richter and Robert Dickson to the HANetf marketing and distribution teams.