London Stock Exchange welcomes HANetf celebrating the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF

HANetf are delighted to announce the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF (LSE ticker: IBUY) on London Stock Exchange platform today.

The fund seeks to provide exposure to the rapidly growing online e-commerce market as competitive pricing, shopping convenience, greater product selection and rapid delivery have made online shopping a disruptive technology that continues to exhibit strong growth characteristics, gain market share, and expand globally.

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. 

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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.”

The case for online retail

There are several factors that support the strong growth of online retail:

•    Growing Global Opportunity: 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

•    Expanding 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 Advancement: Future 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.

    Trend 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.

Hector 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 global megatrends.

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 today1.”

Product Information
Fund Page:  Global Online Retail UCITS ETF 

Exchange Currency Ticker ISIN
LSE USD IBUY LN IE00BN7JGL35
LSE GBP PBUY LN IE00BN7JGL35
Borsa Italiana  EUR IBUY IM  IE00BN7JGL35
XETRA EUR IBOY GY IE00BN7JGL35

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1Source: HANetf

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 Communications issued in the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

The content in this document is issued by HANetf Management Limited (“HML”) acting in its capacity as management company of HANetf ICAV. HML is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. HML is registered in Ireland with registration number 621172.

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The content in this document is issued by HANetf Limited (“HANetf”), an appointed representative of Mirabella Advisers LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA FRN 606792). HANetf is registered in England and Wales with registration number 10697042.
    
This communication has been prepared for professional investors, but the Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) set out in this communication may be available in some jurisdictions to any investors. Please check with your broker or intermediary that the relevant ETF is available in your jurisdiction and suitable for your investment profile.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The price of the ETFs may vary and they do not offer a fixed income. 

This document may contain forward looking statements including statements regarding our belief or current expectations with regards to the performance of certain assets classes. Forward looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. There can be no assurance that such statements will be accurate and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Therefore, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. 

The content of this document does not constitute an investment advice nor an offer for sale nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any product or make any investment. An investment in an exchange traded product is dependent on the performance of the underlying asset class, less costs, but it is not expected to track that performance exactly. The ETFs involve numerous risks including among others, general market risks relating to underlying adverse price movements in an Index or underlying asset class and currency, liquidity, operational, legal and regulatory risks. 

The information contained on this document is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, an advertisement or any other step in furtherance of a public offering of securities in the United States or any province or territory thereof, where HANetf ICAV or their ETFs are authorised or registered for distribution and where no prospectus of HANetf ICAV has been filed with any securities commission or regulatory authority. No document or information on this document should be taken, transmitted or distributed (directly or indirectly) into the United States. HANetf ICAV, nor any securities issued by it, have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 or the Investment Company Act of 1940 or qualified under any applicable state securities statutes. 

HANetf ICAV is an open-ended Irish collective asset management vehicle issuing under the terms in the Prospectus and relevant Supplement approved by the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) (“Prospectus”) is the issuer of the ETFs. Investors should read the current version of the Prospectus before investing and should refer to the section of the Prospectus entitled ‘Risk Factors’ for further details of risks associated with an investment in the ETFs. Any decision to invest should be based on the information contained in the Prospectus.

The Prospectus can all be downloaded from www.hanetf.com.

The decision and amount to invest in any ETF should take into consideration your specific circumstances after seeking independent investment, tax and legal advice.  

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