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HANetf celebrates its thematic ETF launches


HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, has published a statement as it continues to expand its presence into the European fund market. 

HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, has published a statement as it continues to expand its presence into the European fund market. 

The firm has launched 10 new thematic ETFs in the last three months including Europe’s first space ETF, airlines ETF, software ETF and a host of clean energy ETFs including Europe’s first pure play solar energy ETF and distributed renewable energy ETF. HANetf also launched HANzero, which seeks to neutralise the carbon emissions of a portfolio by purchasing Carbon Offsets in climate-positive projects. 

The firm writes that through HANzero, European investors will be offered the opportunity to offset the carbon related to their investments. 

Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of HANetf says: “Thematic ETFs are booming across Europe as investors see the advantages of ETFs to beyond single stock selection. There are a range of exciting and innovative new themes and megatrends that allow investors to participate in the themes that are shaping the world, everything from space economy to online retail, clean energy to medical cannabis. 

“We have also introduced a carbon offset feature to some of our ETFs, HANzero, and this is the first-time investors in Europe can neutralise the carbon footprint related to their investment into climate -positive projects. We are striving to offer the most extensive thematic and ESG range of ETFs in Europe and beyond. As such, to support this growth, we have welcomed new faces to the HANetf team across our Sales, Product Business Development and Marketing Teams and on-boarded a whole host of new Authorised Participants to boost HANetf’s already world class liquidity ecosystem.”

As part of its expansion, HANetf has made new hires to its team across sales, marketing business development and product and operations.

In sales, HANetf has appointed Annacarla Dellepiane as Head of Italian Sales and Terry Wood as Director of Business Development. Annacarla will be responsible for growing the Italian sales capability across the range of thematic, commodity, crypto, carbon offsetting and active ETF products. Dellepiane held the senior position as Head of Capital Markets at LGIM and Wood was previously Head of ETF Portfolio Management at BMO.

Philip Turner has joined the HANetf operations team as Director of Operations. Philip previously worked at Caton Fitzgerald, where he worked for almost seven years as Head of Trade Support.

HANetf has also boosted its marketing team with the appointment of Ridhima Sharma as Investment Writer and Content Manager. Prior to joining HANetf, Ridhima was DACH Correspondent for Investment Europe.

HANetf has added to its stable of authorised participants (APs) with the recent additions of DRW, UBS and Bank of Montreal to its equity products. For its range of cryptocurrency ETPs, HANetf has recently added DRW, Goldenberg and two other leading market makers.

Jason Griffin, Head of Capital Markets at HANetf says: “We’re delighted to onboard new Authorised Participants onto the HANetf platform. Given the essential role of capital markets to ETFs/ ETCs, and the unique service that APs and market makers perform, having a world class liquidity network is of great importance and HANetf has a strong track record in delivering on-exchange liquidity and tight spreads, enabling traders to purchase in all sizes with the tightest spreads in the thematic ETF and crypto ETPs market.”

In terms of crypto products, ETHetc -ETC Group’s Physical Ethereum (Ticker: ZETH) has reached USD150 plus million AUM. The ETHetc delivers physical ether exposure with the safety and liquidity of an ETP and has recently been listed on Vienna Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris and Amsterdam. 

Two of HANetf’s fund launches from late 2020 have reached USD50 plus million AUM. The Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity UCITS ETF (Ticker: DIGI) provides investors with exposure to companies at the forefront of the digital infrastructure revolution and iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF (CLMA) is the world’s first climate change ETF that provides exposure to the performance of companies offering products and services that enable CO2e avoidance.

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