HANetf Appoints Head of French Sales as AUM surpasses $3billion

09 November 2021


  • Appointment of Yann Hericotte as Head of ETF Sales, France
  • HANetf AUM exceeds $3bn, an increase of 167% since the start of the year
  • HANetf’s growth makes it one of the fastest growing ETF firms in Europe
  • HANetf celebrates the third anniversary of its first issued ETFs


HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, is delighted to announce the appointment of Yann Hericotte to the newly created role of Head of ETF Sales for France. HANetf currently lists on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Six and Deutsche Boerse and passports into Benelux, Nordics, Poland and Spain and this will be the first entry point into the French market for HANetf.

Yann will be responsible for growing the firm's ETF platform and driving sales across the French region. Yann has over 8 years' experience in ETF sales and banking. He joins from Avalon Capital Markets, where he was leading the ETF Equity Sales trading. He was also responsible for managing ongoing relationships with over 50 institutional clients globally. Prior to this, he was a Wealth Manager for LCL Private Banking.  

His appointment is another step in HANetf’s efforts to expand its ETF distribution capabilities and grow its ETF business. France is a large market and important ETF market. It is a highly competitive market dominated by long standing domestic players. However HANetf has had significant interest coming from French investors interested in the differentiated ETFs and ETPs that the firm offers and believe the time is now right to enter. HANetf is also in discussions with a significant number of French asset managers interested in using the firms white label services.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Dale, Head of Sales for HANetf says: 

“Yann’s appointment is an important step towards expanding our ETF business across Europe. With his deep knowledge of the French market and understanding of investor needs, Yann will play a key role in growing our platform in the region. French market coverage was conspicuous by its absence and Yann’s appointment will address that. We are excited to bring the highly value add and differentiated offering that the HANetf platform has developed in the last three years. We expect the French market to as impactful to our growth as the rest of the major markets in Europe have been to date."

HANetf has launched over fifteen exchange traded products so far in 2021, including Europe’s first space ETF, airlines ETF, software ETF and a host of clean energy ETFs as well as the world’s first physical EU carbon allowances ETC. When you trade ETFs your capital is at risk.  

HANetf’s assets under management have this month surpassed $3billion [1], having grown 167% since the start of the year. [2]  This makes HANetf one of the fastest growing ETF providers in Europe. This new milestone has coincided with the 3rd year anniversary of HANetf launching its first ETF, the EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce UCITS ETF, closely followed by Europe’s first cloud focused ETF, the HAN-GINS Cloud Technology Equal Weight UCITS ETF (SKYY). 

Co-CEO of HANetf, Hector McNeil, said:

“Hitting $3bn in 3 years is incredibly rewarding. We have high ambitions and are excited about expanding into France and beyond.  We have a superb team have built a highly effective way for asset managers to enter the European ETF market from idea to asset gathering. Prior to HANetf entering the market asset managers only had two choices to enter the market, either organically or through acquisition. Both options are extremely time consuming and costly whereas HANetf can issue a new ETF within 10 weeks. This completely removes the significant barriers of entry to the European ETF market. The $3bn milestone also proves HANetf’s distribution capabilities are highly effective.

The team we have put together is probably better than any team we have put together in our previous 3 business. The product suite we also have created is unique, diverse and value added. We have the most extensive range of thematic ETFs in Europe, the most liquid and fastest growing crypto platform, the start of a market leading active ETF range and value added and unique sustainable physical commodity range.”

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