- The results are published in the new edition of HANetf’s Thematic & Digital Assets Review, subtitled New Year, New Frontiers.
- The survey revealed that 81% of the wealth managers expect to see an increase in thematic ETF investing over the next 12 months.
- Additionally, 89% expect investors to increase their exposure to gold in 2023.
- HANetf has the most extensive range of thematic ETFs available in Europe.
January 2023, London
HANetf, Europe’s first independent white-label ETF and ETC platform, and leading provider of thematic ETFs, and crypto and commodity ETCs, is pleased to announce that it has published its Thematic & Digital Assets Review, which covers September to December 2022 and an outlook for 2023. The review can be downloaded here: Thematic & Digital Assets Review.
The latest Review includes a wide array of expert investor commentary, spanning topics such as the future of cryptocurrency investing, expectations for gold and gold miners in 2023, the outlook for global travel sector and a deep dive into the unique and exciting Digital Infrastructure theme.
The Review, subtitled New Year, New Frontiers, also includes an extensive thematic survey of 100 wealth managers, with questions on ESG gold, uranium investing and growing ETF use
Of those surveyed, 89% expect investors to increase their exposure to gold over the next 12 months. In the review, Eric Strand, fund manager for the AuAg Gold Mining UCITS ETF (ESGO), argues that gold will reach “a new all-time high in 2023”.
Moreover, 4 out of 5 wealth managers surveyed expect institutional investors to place more focus on the responsibility and sustainability of the gold they invest in over the next two years. Last year, The Royal Mint Responsibly Sourced Physical Gold ETC (RMAU) became 100% backed by LBMA responsibly sourced gold bars of which a large portion are backed by 100% recycled gold bars.
Recycled gold is 90%+ less carbon intensive than mined gold, allowing investors to access gold in a more sustainable way. Many sustainable investors who would not consider gold ETCs previously are now using RMAU due to its ESG credentials, as evidenced by the ETC reaching $791 million in AUM by the end of last year, an increase of 185% across 2022.
More generally, 81% of the wealth managers said that they expect to see increased investment in ETFs over the next 12 months, with 87% reporting increased investment in ETFs in 2022.
The Thematic & Digital Assets Review covers the final third of 2022, spanning September to December, and contains unique insights into the investment outlook for 2023. Sector experts discuss digital infrastructure, the space economy, global airlines, accessing cryptocurrencies via an ETC structure, investing in responsibly sourced gold, and what to expect in 2023.
Hector McNeil, co-CEO and co-Founder of HANetf comments: “We are thrilled to be publishing HANetf’s Thematic & Digital Assets Review, giving investors an in-depth look at the latest developments in the world of thematic ETFs, crypto and ETCs, as well as expert insights into the year ahead. As the survey results in the Review show, wealth managers believe that thematic ETF investing is going to continue growing apace in 2023. At HANetf we believe that providing timely and high-quality research and content is a must for any ETF issuer today. Our Periodic Reviews sit alongside the Monthly Reports we publish for each of our ETFs as vital reading for any investor.”
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