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HANetf and EMQQ to launch ex-China Emerging Markets Internet and E-commerce ETF


HANetf and Kevin T. Carter, the founder of EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF (ticker: EMQQ), one of the largest and best-performing emerging markets ETFs over the last three years ending 20 July 202, has announced the launch of a second ETF – FMQQ Next Frontier Internet & Ecommerce ESG-S UCITS ETF (Ticker: FMQQ) on London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse, Borsa Italiana and Euronext Paris.

The firms writes that the FMQQ ETF will provide investors with targeted exposure to the non-Chinese companies that are in EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce UCITS ETF (Ticker: EMQQ), which has just celebrated its third anniversary in Europe.

FMQQ seeks to harness the incredible growth potential of Internet and Ecommerce companies in Frontier and Emerging Markets economies other than China such as India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, and Indonesia. 

The firms write that due to the great confluence of smartphones, the internet, and a growing consumer class, new companies and apps are emerging around the world. Thanks to this new young consumer class they are leapfrogging traditional shopping and creating new consumer consumption trends, the ETF managers say. 

The FMQQ ETF currently is comprised of 60 names, including top holdings such as MercadoLibre of Argentina; Sea Limited, a Singaporean “super app”; Zomato, an Indian food delivery app; and Jumia, which has been called the “Amazon of Africa”. All companies in the FMQQ Index are drawn from the three major regions of Asia, Latin America, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

Kevin T. Carter, Founder and CEO of EMQQ ETF, says: “We launched EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF (ticker: EMQQ) in 2018 on LSE with the conviction that internet and e-commerce companies in the developing world represented the best way to capture the real growth of emerging markets – the emerging markets consumer – and we’ve been right. Today, nearly 90 per cent of the world’s population under the age of 30 lives in emerging economies. By 2030, the global middle class is expected to swell to 5.5 billion people with consumption in emerging markets totalling USD30 trillion – nearly half of the global total.  

“China’s ecommerce market is now four times larger than the rest of the emerging markets ecommerce space combined, so it is important that investors have tools at their disposal that allow them to build an emerging markets portfolio with as much, or as little, China exposure as they may want,” adds Carter. “We believe FMQQ can be an attractive alternative for investors who want to capture the budding opportunities in these “next frontier” markets and/or complement their Chinese tech allocations and balance out their current portfolio weightings.”

Hector McNeil, co-CEO of HANetf says: “We are delighted to launch FMQQ Next Frontier Internet & Ecommerce ESG-S UCITS ETF (Ticker: FMQQ) alongside its sister product EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF (ticker: EMQQ) on the HANetf platform.  EMQQ has been a thematic favourite with investors in Europe and we’re excited to offer European investors the opportunity to capture the potential growth in the Emerging and Frontier Markets consumer story beyond China.”

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