HANetf, the ‘white label’ ETF specialist, has seen the value of assets held through its suite of products rise above US$1bn for the first time.

The US$1bn benchmark represents a fourteen-fold increase in size since the start of 2020, said Hector McNeil, HANetf’s founder.

“HANetf started the year with 5 ETFs and US$67mln assets under management and will finish the year with 12 funds and over a billion dollars in assets.

“This is testament to themes that are capturing the imagination of European investors and a team that can deliver.

“In recent weeks we have seen phenomenal growth in products such as our exchange-traded Bitcoin ETC and the EMQQ Emerging Markets internet and e-commerce UCITS ETF.

McNeil added that of the four ETF brands he and partner Nik Bienkowski have set up HANetf reached the US$1bn mark the fastest.

“We set out to partner with companies with world-leading intellectual property and content and provide them with all the spades and shovels needed to research, develop, set up, list, market and raise assets.”

HANetf was set up in 2018 to provide a comprehensive ETF product and distribution platform with the ability to issue a new UCITS ETF within 10 weeks.

In 2020, HANetf launched 7 new products to market including the world’s first carbon avoidance solutions ETF, a gold ETC with The Royal Mint, the world’s first central counterparty cleared exchange-traded Bitcoin ETP[ and thematic ETFs including medical cannabis, 5G and digital infrastructure, North American midstream energy, and the world’s first Shariah-compliant global equity active ETF.

McNeil added that this was ‘just the start’ for the business.

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