HANetf adds to top tier service providers, selecting EY as Auditor
London, 15 May 2018 – HANetf, Europe’s first independent ‘white-label’ UCITS ETF
platform has announced that EY
has been selected to provide audit services to the funds and sub-funds on the
HANetf platform. EY will be appointed for HANetf’s first financial period
ending 31 March 2019.
The announcement comes ahead of the upcoming
launch of HANetf’s Irish domiciled fund platform which is designed to reduce
the barriers to entry for new entrants to the European ETF market. Founded by
co-CEOs, Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, HANetf provides a full service
offering to prospective ETF issuers including ETF product development, capital
markets, sales, marketing and distribution.
Bienkowski, co-CEO at
HANetf, said: “HANetf is preparing to
unleash a wave of pent-up demand from asset managers looking to bring their
investment ideas to Europe, leveraging the efficiencies and scalability of the
HANetf platform. EY are supremely knowledgeable and experienced in serving the
needs of ETF issuers and investors..”
Kealy, Assurance Partner in
EY’s Financial Services Group said: “As a
leading name in the ETF market in Europe, EY is proud to now include HANetf
among our Irish and European financial services client base. We are proud of
the vital role our profession plays in the functioning of the world’s capital
global scale, investments in audit technology, unrelenting focus on audit
quality and deep sector insights positions us very well to serve companies like
HANetf. This is a significant appointment for our growing financial services
audit practice in Ireland."
Lisa Kealy leads EY Ireland’s Wealth and
Asset Management practice, and EY EMEIA’s ETF practice, and will lead the audit
team working on HANetf from Dublin.