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HANetf Hires El-Hakim for Business Development Role

Faisal El-Hakim appointed Director, Business Development

Adding over 16 years of ETF, product structuring and asset management experience

London, 21st November, 2018 - HANetf is delighted to announce the appointment of Faisal El-Hakim as Director, Business Development, further deepening the experience and capabilities of Europe’s first independent white-label ETF platform. 

Reporting to Hector McNeil, co-CEO of HANetf, Faisal has a global mandate to engage with asset managers who want to increase the distribution of established strategies by issuing them as UCITS ETFs via the HANetf platform.

Faisal brings over 16 years of ETF, derivatives and asset management experience to HANetf, joining from Invesco, where he was Head of Asia-Pacific and Middle East ETF Business Development and Sales. Faisal has also held senior sales, product structuring and business development roles at Source ETFs, H&W Capital, HSBC, ABN AMRO and Bear Stearns.

Hector McNeil, co-Founder and co-CEO of HANetf said “The growth of ETFs in Europe has been unprecedented and more asset managers see ETFs as a critical part of their future growth strategy. Consequently, HANetf is engaged in over 200 conversations with asset managers who are looking to enter this high-growth market by leveraging the scale, cost-efficiency and operational robustness of the HANetf platform.  

“Faisal’s global experience in ETFs will be a significant advantage to our international client base as they prepare their European ETF entry. Strengthening our relationships with established asset managers will enable HANetf to deliver a full platform of ETFs covering all asset classes, including smart beta, transparent and non-transparent active and thematic - backed up by a coherent distribution and marketing strategy.”

HANetf created history in October 2018 with the launch of EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce UCITS ETF – the first ever European ETF to launch through an independent white label platform.

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