HANetf surpasses $1 billion in assets as EMQQ and BTCE power through $200m

Dec 18th, 2020 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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HANetf, Europe’s leading white-label ETF issuer, has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management.

HANetf surpasses $1 billion in assets under management as EMQQ and BTCE power past $200m

Hector McNeil (left) and Nik Bienkowski, co-CEOs of HANetf.

The milestone represents a significant achievement for the London-based company which is led by ETF veterans Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski.

Assets under management, which stood at $1,009,156,161 as of close 17 December, have increased more than fifteen-fold since the beginning of the year.

Leading the charge in recent weeks have been the EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ LN), the best-performing emerging markets strategy globally, which recently topped $200m, and BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE GY), a Frankfurt listed ETP which has skyrocketed to $250m in assets on the back of turbocharged bitcoin performance.

The company’s physical gold ETF, Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC (RMAU LN), led the way earlier on in the year. This product, which debuted in February with $150m in assets, now commands $385m.

Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of HANetf, said: “HANetf’s success this year has largely been due to developing innovative new ETFs and ETCs that are capturing the interest and imagination of European investors. This year we have brought seven new products to market including the world’s first carbon avoidance solutions ETF which is the first of many ESG ETFs that we plan to have on the HANetf platform.

“Other new funds this year have included a landmark gold ETC with The Royal Mint, the only gold ETC in Europe to custody gold at a Sovereign Mint and not at a bank, the world’s first central-counterparty-cleared, exchange-traded bitcoin product, and a host of modern thematic ETFs that include medical cannabis, which is Europe’s first cannabis-related ETF, Europe’s first 5G and digital infrastructure, North American midstream energy and the World’s first Shariah-compliant global equity active ETF.

In other developments, the firm recently became a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

Nik Bienkowski, Co-CEO of HANetf, commented: “HANetf is delighted to affirm its commitment to responsible and sustainable investing. In early December, together with iClima Earth, we launched our first ESG ETF the iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF, which is the first ETF in the world to provide exposure to companies offering products and services that enable CO2e avoidance solutions and to quantify that impact.

“We are putting responsible investing at the heart of our new product strategy to contribute towards a more sustainable economy and investment products. We are currently in the process of collaborating with other partners to launch new ESG products to European Investors in early 2021.”

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