HANetf expands its European distribution into France with the launch of 17 thematic ETFs on Euronext Paris

29 November 2021

  • HANetf confirms 17 new ETFs have been passported to France
  • HANetf to list its thematic ETF range on Euronext Paris in mid-December
  • Funds include Europe’s first space ETF, airline ETF and solar energy ETF as well as two HANzero™ ETFs which have a carbon offset mechanism
  • HANetf currently offers the most extensive range of thematic ETFs in Europe [1]


29th November 2021, London


HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, is delighted to announce that it has passported its thematic exchange traded funds (ETFs) range to France and will list the funds on Euronext Paris in early December. 

The 17 funds initial include a number of firsts to the European market including Europe’s first cloud ETF, space ETF, solar energy ETF and airlines ETF.  They also include Europe’s first ETFs with a carbon offset mechanism, HANzero™, whereby the carbon footprint of the fund is offset neutralised through a projects such as the Topaiyo Conservation in Papua New Guinea and the Musi River Hydro Plant in Indonesia. This feature has been branded HANzero™ and any ETF with that in the name is a carbon neutral investment. 

The announcement comes right after the appointment of Yann Hericotte to the newly created role of Head of ETF Sales for France. HANetf currently lists its thematic range, which is the most extensive by number in Europe on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Six and Deutsche Boerse and passports into Benelux, Nordics, Poland and Spain. [2]

Co-CEO of HANetf, Hector McNeil, said: “France is a large and important ETF market and registering our thematic ETF range there and listing on Euronext Paris will enable French investors to have access to a better choice of exciting thematic and ESG ETFs.  We’re thrilled to be able to expand our distribution capabilities here. Due to France being a highly competitive market, led by the domestic banks, we decided to only launch once our brand became better known. Since we listed our first ETF, EMQQ, just over 3 years we have grown to over $3bn of AUM making us one of the fastest growing providers in Europe. [3]

We decided on an initial 17 ETFs but we expect to bring more subjects to demand over time. Gradually we want to be the leading ‘value add’ provider focusing on thematic, smart beta, active and crypto ETPs. As a white label provider, we also expect to add French asset managers who want to use our platform to enter the European ETF market in around 10 weeks.” 

Brieuc Louchard, Head of ETFs at Euronext, said: “We are delighted to welcome HANetf and its range of thematic ETFs to Euronext Paris. These ETFs add to the diverse range of funds available on our markets and highlight Euronext as a premier listing and trading venue for ETFs in Europe.”

HANetf has established itself as a unique ETF provider in the European market. It is Europe’s first full services white label ETF firm that provides asset managers with a highly cost and time efficient route to entering the ETF market. This year, HANetf has launched 18 new products and increased its assets under management from $1.1billion to over $3billion AUM, an increase of over 167% since the beginning of 2021. [4]

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