From Bricks to Clicks; New UCITS Online Ecommerce ETF Lists on SIX Swiss Exchange
Global Online Retail UCITS 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.
- The 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.
HANetf, Europe’s first ‘private label’ UCITS ETF issuer is
delighted to announce the launch of The Global
Online Retail UCITS ETF (LSE
ticker: IBUY) on the SIX Swiss Stock exchange today. The Global Online Retail UCITS 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. IBUY listed last month on London Stock
Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Deutsche Boerse.
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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 Switzerland.
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 (
ticker :IBUY) on the SIX Swiss 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 Swiss 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 global
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