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HANetf Hits Quarter Billion Dollars in AUM

  • HANetf reaches $250 Million AUM milestone
  • White-label platform founded in 2017 by ETF industry pioneers Hector McNeil & Nik Bienkowski
  • HANetf sees 2020 start with two ground-breaking ETF launches


London, 25 February, 2020: HANetf, Europe’s first ‘white label’ ETF issuer, is pleased to announce that total AUM has exceeded the $250 Million threshold, driven by significant investor inflows and performance based-growth. This is 377% growth since the start of 2020 and just over one year since the first ETFs were listed, making HANetf one of the fastest growing ETF issuers in Europe.

Founded in 2017 by ETF industry pioneers Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, HANetf was designed to reduce the barriers to entry to the European ETF market by providing a full operational, regulatory, distribution and marketing solution for asset managers who want to successfully launch and manage ETFs and ETPs. 

This milestone represents another significant achievement for the HANetf platform that launched its first ETF in the 4th quarter of 2018. Since then, HANetf has enabled a diverse range of asset managers to enter the European ETF market, delivering a number of industry-innovations and firsts:


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HANetf currently has five asset management clients and seven ETFs/ETCs and is in discussion with over 50 other managers about entering the European UCITS ETF/ETP space. HANetf’s goal is to be a major European ETF issuer covering all asset classes and approaches – a platform for leading asset managers to provide unique investment ideas in ETF and ETP form. The multi-manager offering will be unique in the ETF space globally.

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Hector McNeil commented: “We’re proud of the company and the team to have reached the milestone of $250 million in AUM in just over a year since our first ETF launch. In doing so, we have demonstrated the unique power of the HANetf platform to transform the way asset managers can enter and succeed in the European ETF market. Before HANetf existed, asset managers faced significant barriers to launching and distributing ETFs due to the cost and complexity of the market; but these barriers have been systematically removed by HANetf’s full-service regulatory, operational and distribution infrastructure.”

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Nik Bienkowski added: “The European ETF industry is growing rapidly at a time when investors are withdrawing money from traditional funds. Having an ETF offering to access this distribution revolution was challenging for many asset managers - until the arrival of HANetf. Our team is one of the most experienced in the market and we have built, and continue to grow, a formidable sales, distribution and marketing capability that gives our clients instant scale and reach, enabling them to compete, succeed and win in the high-growth, competitive European ETF market.

“Our clients come from a variety of countries and backgrounds including the U.S., Canada, Kuwait and Britain; some are new to the ETF world, while others have established ETF businesses and have used HANetf to gain fast and efficient market entry to Europe. The European ETF market is likely to reach $2 Trillion in AUM in the near future, offering a huge opportunity to new entrants to take advantage of the distribution power of ETFs. HANetf will continue to be an important part of this growth by providing unique, innovative ETFs for modern portfolios.”

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