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Europe’s first semiconductor ETF reaches USD500m in assets after just six months

The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor UCITS ETF has reached over USD500 million in assets just six month seater launch. The index fund is the first UCITS-compliant ETF in Europe with a focus on companies from the semiconductor industry. 

“In the six months since its launch, our ETF has grown significantly, reflecting the high demand from investors for investment opportunities in the semiconductor sector,” says Martijn Rozemuller, head of Europe at VanEck. “The extensive coverage of semiconductors in recent months has shown how important this technology is to our entire economy. Robotics, cloud computing, autonomous driving or artificial intelligence have a growing demand for powerful microchips, which ,in a way, are the nervous system of our technology today.” 

Due to the many customer requests for the successful US version of the Semiconductor ETF, VanEck launched an UCITS variant on 1 December 2020 to offer European investors the opportunity to participate in the performance of companies in the semiconductor industry as well. By February 2021, the new ETF had already reached a fund volume of USD 100 million after just ten weeks. 

The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor UCITS ETF invests in an international selection of semiconductor companies that demonstrate high liquidity due to their market cap and trading volume. The “MVIS US Listed Semiconductor 10 per cent Capped Index” on which the ETF is based is set up as a pure play index. This means that only companies that generate at least 50 per cent of their sales from semiconductors and semiconductor accessories will be included. The weighting is limited to ten per cent per company. 

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