Global Tech Story Saw Strong Investor Appetite in 2019 | EMQQ, SKYY & ITEK
- Strong appetite for
innovative technology companies globally
- Investors are looking at
companies outside of the core FAANGs story
- Emerging markets tech
companies are playing an increasingly important economic role
- New sub-sectors like
Cloud are re-shaping the business landscape
LONDON 4 February 2020: Last year saw strong demand for tech stocks drive three of
HANetf’s first funds to 30%+ annual gains as the global tech revolution started
to take hold.
The initial trio of
Exchange Traded Funds launched by the innovative HANetf white label ETFplatform in London benefited from their ability to tap strong thematic growth
stories within the global technology and emerging markets areas.
The funds and their
performance in 2019 were:
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performance is no guarantee of future performance. Your capital is at risk.
All three funds were
listed on the London Stock Exchange, XETRA in Frankfurt and Borsa Italiana in
Milan in 2018. All are structured as
UCITS funds and domiciled in Ireland. The ETFs have also been registered for distribution
in the Netherlands and Finland.
2019 saw dozens of
companies outside the main flagship technology giants contributing to the
growth in value of the technology sector, as investors focused on major new
themes like e-commerce, the rise of the Cloud, 5G, the Internet of Things and
Within emerging markets
larger technology businesses have been launched to serve an increasingly
wealthy and sophisticated middle class, with countries like China, Russia and
Brazil hosting burgeoning technology markets of their own.
Managing Director of GINS Global and co-creator of the HANetf Cloud Technology
and Innovative Technology ETFs commented: “We’ve seen some
excellent results from these ETFs thanks to the growing influence of the
technology sector in the day to day lives of people all over the world. The
indexes they track are designed to help investors get exposure to this exciting
theme by following the performance of companies outside the high-profile names.
For example, while our cloud product tracks big stocks like Salesforce and
Cisco Systems, it also follows other companies like Equinix and Xunlei which
are much less talked about, but just as essential to the growth of the cloud
Kevin Carter, Founder
& Chief Investment Officer of EMQQ, The Emerging Markets Internet &
Ecommerce ETF commented: “The investment premise behind EMQQ was
and still is, to capture how the smartphone is transforming consumption across
the planet, yet with an even more pronounced impact in the developing world.
With billions of people in emerging markets set to join the consuming
class in the coming years, these ‘digital natives’ are being armed with
shopping malls in their pockets and leapfrogging what we think of as
traditional consumption. This rapid digitization of the developing world is now
giving rise to a new universe of internet and ecommerce innovators in some of
the fastest-growing markets in the world.”
Hector McNeil, Co-Founder
of HANetf, commented: “We’ve been very pleased
with the spectacular results from our first three ETFs over the course of 2019.
At HANetf we work with fund managers who can bring investors something special
- the ability to provide exposure to exciting new investment themes that are
changing the world. The ETF wrapper lets them do this in a format that is cost
effective and more transparent than conventional mutual funds, while the UCITS
format provides them with the scope to distribute across the European Union as
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