HANetf confirms that it has exceeded $500 Million and is now $509 million in AUM as of 27TH July 2020 …
Nik Bienkowski, co-Founder and co-CEO at HANetf
Europe’s Pioneering White-Label ETF Platform Breaks Another AUM Milestone
Driven by extensive gold flows and outstanding performance in emerging technology themes
Distribution reach and fund offering grow over 2020
This AUM milestone represents yet another milestone for the HANetf platform that has increased its assets by over 600% over the last 6 months.
Founded in 2017 by ETF industry pioneers Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, HANetf was built to reduce the barriers to entry to the European ETF market, by providing a full operational, regulatory, distribution and marketing solution for asset managers who want to successfully launch and manage ETFs and ETPs.
The first ETF launched on the HANetf platform was EMQQ – The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF – which recently blew through the $100m AUM threshold. The fund has been one of the world’s best performing emerging market focussed ETFs of 2020, delivering an eye-watering 47% return over the last 12 months.
The largest fund on the HANetf platform, The Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC (RMAU), has seen huge growth as investors flock to physical gold as a ‘safe haven’ in the face of COVID-19 market uncertainty. RMAU was launched in February 2020 and is unique in that gold is custodied outside of the London banking and clearing system in the vaults of The Royal Mint in Wales, with the Mint providing physical delivery of gold in the form of bars or bullion coins if clients want physical ownership.
HANetf is just about to list its next ETF, The Alerian Midstream Energy Dividend UCITS ETF, on London Stock Exchange next week in partnership with Alerian, world-leaders in North American energy infrastructure indexing and research,
HANetf currently has six asset management clients and eight ETFs/ETCs and is in discussion with over 50 other managers about entering the European UCITS exchange traded product space. HANetf expects this to accelerate as more traditional asset managers see the benefits of the ETF wrapper and as investment strategies multiply to include thematics, niche, smart beta and active strategies.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Nik Bienkowski commented: “We’re proud to have hit another significant milestone so rapidly. The appetite for ETFs grows stronger every day as investors are placing higher value on products that offer great exposures with the added benefits of cost-effectiveness and liquidity. This, in turn, is drawing more asset managers into the ETF space and they seek to tap into the immensely effective distribution power of ETFs.
Since launch, HANetf has demonstrated that asset managers can bring their ideas, compete and succeed in the European ETF market without the highs costs and distribution challenges that come with starting an ETF business from scratch. RMAU and EMQQ have proved a fantastic success but what is also encouraging is the majority of ETFs in the HANetf range have added assets this year.”