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Press Release | HANetf exceeds $2billion assets under management as AUM grows by over 85% since the start of 2021

HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, is delighted to confirm that it has exceeded $2 billion assets under management (AUM) as of 19thth February 2020.  HANetf has now reached £2.22billion AUM, an increase of over 85% in eight weeks since the beginning of 2021[1].

On the spectacular AUM growth, Co-CEO of HANetf, Hector McNeil, said:  “With increased volatility in Bitcoin, we have seen phenomenal demand for BTCE, our exchange traded Bitcoin ETC which has just surpassed $1billion assets under management.  Institutional investors are now taking Bitcoin seriously and seeing it as a safe haven and rushing to products like BTCE that offer access to Bitcoin with all the regulatory protections of an exchange trade product.  Global investors are flocking to Bitcoin ETFs like BTCE as other Bitcoin  access instruments such as US Trusts and futures can often trade at significant premiums.

We have also seen increased flows across the board into our thematic ETFs such as the HAN-GINS Tech Megatrend Equal Weight UCITS ETF ITEK, an ETF that offers equal weight across 8 mega trend, disruptive tech categories from future cars to digital entertainment which recently hit $100m AUM.  Our recently launched iClimaGlobal Decarbonsiations Enablers ETF is seeing flows as investors push towards ESG products and with political power in the US now in Democratic hands, the path is now clear for further cannabis reform in the US, resulting in demand for CBDX, TheMedical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF that we launched in January 2020. CBDX became the first European cannabis ETF to break through the $50m AUM figure.

"What is most exciting is that we have 10+ ETFs that we expect to launch in the first half of the year. Some are global and European firsts. We set out to be the ‘valued added ETF issuer’ offering differentiated products with a view to offering market leading asset managers, brands with great intellectual property to gain time and cost efficient entry to the UCITS ETF market. This landmark proves the tyres have been well and truly kicked on the model. Our end vision of being the World’s first multi manager ETF platform is well underway.”

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HANetf was set up by Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski in 2018 to crush the barriers to entry to the European ETF market, by providing a comprehensive ETF product and distribution platform with the ability to issue a new UCITS ETF within 10 weeks.  This includes product development, operational, regulatory, distribution and marketing solutions for asset managers and business who want to successfully launch and manage ETFs and ETPs to leverage their existing brands and expertise. 

In the past year, HANetf has launched 7 new products to market including the world’s first carbon avoidance solutions ETF[2], a landmark gold ETC with The Royal Mint, the world’s first centralcounterparty cleared, an exchange traded Bitcoin ETP[1], and a host of modern thematic ETFs.  These include Europe’s first medical cannabis ETF[2], Europe’s first 5G and digital infrastructure ETF[3], North American midstream energy and the World’s first Shariah compliant global equity active ETF[4]. 

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