- 90% of wealth managers and IFAs expect to increase their exposure to thematic ETFs over the next 12 months, and 95% reported increasing client interest in thematic investing. 
- The Thematic Review will be published three times a year.
- The survey also revealed the themes that wealth managers and IFAs were most bullish on most notably on the Metaverse.
June 2022, London
HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, has published its first Thematic Review of 2022. The review contains an in-depth analysis of recent developments in the world of thematic ETFs, including the latest news and updates, thematic ETF performance, and a commentary on what we can expect for the remainder of 2022.
As part of the Thematic Review, HANetf also conducted an extensive thematic survey. The survey was circulated to wealth managers and IFAs across Europe, with a combined collective AUM of €136.125 billion.
The results of the survey indicated that 90% of respondents expect to increase their exposure to thematic ETFs over the next 12 months, and 95% reported increased client interest in thematic investing.
In 2019, European listed thematic ETFs had under $10 billion in AUM, and this has since risen to approximately $41 billion. Overwhelmingly, the survey respondents expect the amount of AUM in thematic ETFs to reach at least $50 billion by the end of 2022.
The Thematic Review covers the first four months of 2022, and will be published each third of the year. As the ETF Issuer with the most extensive range of thematic ETFs the review is designed to provide the unique insights that HANetf enjoys due to its market leading position. 
Throughout the first third of 2022, HANetf launched three new thematic products; FMQQ Next Frontier Internet & Ecommerce ETF (FMQQ) provides investors with exposure to the Internet and Ecommerce sectors of the developing world, excluding China. This is a sister ETF to the highly successful EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ).
Furthermore, HANetf launched Europe’s first Metaverse ETF, ETC Group Global Metaverse UCITS ETF, which provides exposure to companies that have business operations connected to the Metaverse, such as in the field of augmented and virtual reality, 3D graphics, semiconductors, high-speed wireless communications, online gaming, video streaming, blockchain technologies including NFTs and digital land, and connected cloud, and file and data storage. 
HANetf also launched Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure UCITS ETF (ELEC), which aims to capture the trend of electric vehicle (EV) transition and provide investors with a specific opportunity to gain exposure to the EV charging infrastructure industry. ELEC is also an Article 8 owing to its to its objective to have a positive impact on the environment and society. 
This marked HANetf’s 15th Article 8 UCITS ETF, after HANS-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF (ITEK) achieved Article 8 status in April. HANetf’s UCITS range is 70% SFDR 8 and 9.
Hector McNeil, co-CEO and co-Founder of HANetf comments: “We are thrilled to be publishing the HANetf Thematic Review, giving investors an in-depth look at the latest developments in the world of thematic ETFs. As the survey results in the Thematic Review show, thematic investing is becoming increasingly popular. At HANetf we believe that providing timely and high quality research and content is a must for any ETF issuer today. The Thematic Review will sit alongside the Monthly Reports we publish for each of our ETFs as vital reading for any investor.”
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You can access the full Thematic review from the following links:
Chapter 1: News and Updates
Chapter 2: Performance Table and Heatmap
Chapter 3: Performance Analysis
Chapter 4: Looking Ahead - Going Green and Clean?
Chapter 5: Thematic Survey
Chapter 6: Thematic Deep Dive
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