ETF pioneer and industry expert, Manooj Mistry, joins HANetf as Chief Operating Officer
- Mistry was formerly Head of Xtrackers ETFs and Index
Investing at DWS, CEO of DWS Investments UK Limited and launched the first
UCITS ETFS in Europe with Merrill Lynch in April 2000
- Mistry brings significant expertise and capability of
founding two ETF businesses and the launch of 400+ exchange traded products to
a highly experienced team
- HANetf exceeds $2billion assets under management
HANetf, Europe’s first ‘white
label’ ETF issuer, is pleased to announce that Manooj Mistry has been appointed
as Chief Operating Officer (COO) as part of the company’s continued expansion.
He joins HANetf at the beginning of March 2021.
An ETF pioneer and industry veteran,
Mistry brings over 25 years of leadership in asset management and ETF business development
as former CEO of DWS Investments UK Limited and Head of Xtrackers ETFs and
Index Investing at DWS.
to Co-CEO, Nik Bienkowski, Manooj will lead the product development,
operational and regulatory aspects of the HANetf business.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of
HANetf, Nik Bienkowski, commented: “Manooj joins us at a time of rapid
expansion for the HANetf’s full service white-label platform and we are
thrilled to have on-board his deep expertise and knowledge of building successful
ETF businesses. Manooj launched the Xtrackers ETP business at Deutsche Bank in
2007 and during his time oversaw the launch of over 400 UCITS ETFs and ETCs, creating
the number two ETP provider in Europe.
Manooj has developed and launched many firsts to
market, and his wealth of experience
will be intrinsic in helping lead the way as we take HANetf from high growth,
new entrant in the ETF space, to an ETF issuer with a deep product offering
–one which will be the first multi-manager ETF platform in the world. The long-term
goal for HANetf is to build out a ‘periodic table’ of ETP offerings across ESG,
thematic, smart beta, active and niche strategies, covering the asset classes
of equities, bonds, commodities and alternatives. This hire clearly shows HANetf is developing into
a formidable European ETF player.”
Manooj’s appointment comes at a
time of rapid expansion for HANetf that has seen it exceed $2 billion assets
under management last week, an increase of over 85% in eight weeks since the
beginning of 2021.
was set up by Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski in 2017 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 businesses who want to successfully
launch and manage ETFs and ETPs, in order to leverage their existing brands and
Manooj Mistry said “I
am delighted to be joining the HANetf team at such an exciting time. They have ambitious plans to grow the ETF
market and an extremely busy pipeline for product launches in 2021. HANetf are
bringing some truly innovative products and firsts to the market, particularly
in the thematic, active and sustainable investing space.”
In the past year, HANetf has
launched 7 new products to market including
the world’s first carbon
avoidance solutions ETF,
a landmark gold
with The Royal Mint, the world’s first central counterparty cleared, an exchange
traded Bitcoin ETP,
and a host of modern thematic ETFs.
These include Europe’s first medical cannabis ETF,
Europe’s first 5G and digital infrastructure ETF,
North American midstream energy and the World’s first Shariah compliant global
equity active ETF.
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