- The Global Online Retail ETF - IBUY provides
exposure to the leading online retailers across the globe, enabling investors
to participate in the trend away from physical stores (“bricks”) to online and
virtual sales (“clicks”).
EQM Global Online Retail Growth Index, a smart beta index from the team at EQM
Indexes, a developer of disruptive thematic indexes.
Index provides exposure to the fastest growing names in Online Retail and
Key holdings in the
e-commerce ETF include Etsy, HelloFresh, Peloton, and Delivery Hero.
In March HANetf, Europe’s first ‘private label’ UCITS ETF
issuer, will launch a UCITS ETF tracking the EQM Global Online Retail Growth Index.
The Index is a globally-diverse basket, including developed and developing
markets, of publicly-traded companies that obtain 60% or more of revenue from
online retail and online marketplace commerce. The Global
Online Retail ETF (LSE
ticker: IBUY) will list on London Stock Exchange later this month.
The Global Online Retail ETF (IBUY) will track the
EQM Global Online Retail Growth Index (IBUYGRON) and will have a TER of 0.69%.
The index seeks to track the combined performance of a basket of global stocks that
derive significant revenue from online commerce generated by the online retail
and online marketplace segments. The index is revenue-weighted with a maximum
of 25% of exposure to Emerging Markets. Key holdings include Etsy, HelloFresh,
Peloton, and Delivery Hero.
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The team behind the EQM Global Online Retail Growth Index
have created and managed indexes that are used by US ETFs with over USD $4.6
billion in assets under management, including 5-star Morningstar rated funds.
Jane Edmondson, Co-Founder and Principal of EQM Indexes
said “The case for
online retail has never been stronger. Online retail is the fastest growing
segment of retail sales. Competitive
pricing, shopping convenience, greater product selection, and rapid delivery
have made online retail a disruptive technology that is here to stay.
We are very excited the EQM Global Online Retail Growth
Index will serve as the benchmark for a UCITS ETF in Europe. US investors have recognized the investment
opportunity in online retail stocks and we expect to see similar demand from
investors in Europe, Asia and many other countries using UCITS products.
HANetf offers a unique platform for business like ours
and provides a one stop shop for issuance, capital markets, marketing and
distribution. We look forward to listing the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF (LSE
ticker :IBUY) on the London Stock Exchange using the HANetf platform.”
for online retail
There are several factors that support the strong growth
of online retail:
While growth has slowed for the traditional brick and mortar retailers, online
retail continues to exhibit strong growth characteristics, gain market share,
and expand globally.
Internet and Mobile Penetration: While more than 60% of the globe currently has access to the Internet,
that opportunity set is rapidly growing thanks to smart mobile devices which
enable consumers to shop anywhere and anytime online.
technological innovations such as seamless and secure methods of electronic
payment, voice assisted shopping, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial
intelligence will take the online shopping experience to the next level and
further drive market expansion and growth.
Accelerated by Pandemic:
While online retail was already a disruptive force in retail, the pandemic has
accelerated this trend and solidified buying patterns for years to come.
McNeil of HANetf said: “We are delighted
to bring the Global
Online Retail UCITS ETF (IBUY) to
the European investment market. It
focuses on a dynamic, fast-growing sector, that has only just begun to change
the way consumers shop all over the world. IBUY is an excellent addition to the HANetf’s range of
thematic ETFs which provide investors with the opportunity to participate in
HANetf is becoming known as a leading thematic
UCITS ETF platform and creator of European market firsts and builds on our
success with other thematic themes including emerging markets e-commerce,
Bitcoin, medical cannabis, cloud computing, medical innovation, 5G digital
connectivity & infrastructure and more. Investors are voting with their
feet and have helped HANetf grow from $67m at the start of 2020 to over $2bn