London Stock Exchange welcomes Rize ETF celebrating the launch of Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF and Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF
SPECIALIST THEMATIC ETF PIONEERS, RIZE ETF, LAUNCH TWO FIRSTS - SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND EDUCATION ETFS
Rize ETF, Europe’s first specialist thematic ETF issuer, has today issued two brand new ETFs. The Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF (FOOD) and the Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF (LERN) have both been admitted to trading today on London Stock Exchange. The ETFs will also be tradeable on the Deutsche Börse in Frankfurt, Borsa Italiana in Milan and the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.
The ETFs follow the launch of the Rize Cybersecurity and Data Privacy UCITS ETF (CYBR) and the Rize Medical Cannabis and Life Sciences UCITS ETF (FLWR) in February 2020.
The first of its kind in Europe, FOOD has been developed with Tematica Research, the leading thematic equity research firm in the US, following the firm’s rigorous analysis and study into the global sustainable food ecosystem. The premise of the fund lies in the well-documented global challenge of providing healthy, affordable and nutritious food to a growing global population, while at the same time reducing harm to the environment.
The pioneering investment strategy and ETF – Europe’s first sustainable food ETF – provides investors with exposure to companies that are innovating across the food value chain to build a more sustainable, secure and fair food system for the planet.
FOOD replicates the Foxberry Tematica Research Sustainable Future of Food Index and consists of 44 stocks across developed and emerging markets. The ETF is priced at 0.45% per annum.
Also the first of its kind in Europe, LERN has been developed in collaboration with HolonIQ who are the leading global education market intelligence firm in the world, and leverages their proprietary classification system of companies that are market leaders in digital and lifelong learning technologies.
The investment strategy and ETF – Europe’s first digital education ETF – provides investors with exposure to companies that are redefining how education is accessed, resourced and consumed around the world to deliver positive results for the individual and society.
“Technology has the potential to tackle major challenges faced by the education sector. From promoting accessibility and inclusion, to empowering institutions and teachers, to supporting excellent student learning and outcomes, digital learning technologies can help elevate the education sector into the 21st century” says Rahul Bhushan, co-founder of Rize ETF.
According to HolonIQ, expenditure on education and training from governments, parents, individuals and corporates continues to grow to historic levels and is expected to reach USD$10T by 2030. The Education Technology or “EdTech” sector, specifically, is expected to reach USD$404B by 2025, representing a 16.3% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2019-2025. That is a USD $63B upgrade to the company’s pre-COVID estimates.
LERN replicates the Foxberry HolonIQ Education Tech & Digital Learning Index and consists of 35 stocks across developed and emerging markets. The ETF is priced at 0.45% per annum.
About Rize ETF
Rize ETF was founded in January 2019 by Rahul Bhushan, Stuart Forbes, Anthony Martin and Jason Kennard. The team of proven ETF experts bring 30 years of combined ETF experience, having previously built and managed the ETF platform at ETF Securities that was acquired by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) in March 2018.
The team specialises in identifying emerging themes and working with experts to make them investable early. They launched Europe’s first Robotics ETF in 2014 and, the following year, Europe’s first Cybersecurity ETF – each of which has attracted assets of over £1bn.
The Rize ETF team sees itself as appealing to a new generation of investors that have global perspectives and a less siloed approach to investing. Its focus on thematic ETFs will allow it to accelerate the launch of timely, relevant and accessible investment products.
Further information is available at https://rizeetf.com