European white-label platform HANetf has rolled out six model ETF portfolios developed in partnership with Algo-Chain.
The model portfolios were created specifically for financial advisers, wealth managers and private banks – and the firm said they will be able to license them free of charge.
The six portfolios are:
- ESG Growth
- Future Trends Themed Equity
- Digital Assets and Crypto
The first three use ETFs to provide exposure to equities, fixed income, commodities and alternative assets.
The ESG Growth portfolio is a multi-asset offering invested in impact and ESG-themed ETFs.
The Future Trends portfolio seeks to invest in ETFs that have exposure to the latest megatrends and themes, and is largely invested in equities across different regions and is run on a higher risk level than the classic portfolios, HANetf said. Some of the holdings include electric vehicle charging infrastructure and uranium mining.
Last, the Digital Assets and Crypto portfolio seeks to invest in exchange traded products (ETPs) that give exposure to cryptocurrencies as well as an ETF with a “pure play exposure to the blockchain and digital assets sector”, the platform added.
Gap in the market
Hector McNeil, co-chief executive and co-founder of HANetf, said: “We are thrilled to introduce this new range of model portfolios. At HANetf, over the past four years, we have issued a range of innovative and market-first ETFs and ETCs. With these model portfolios, we are providing a way for investors to incorporate these ETFs and ETCs into a model of an investible portfolio.
“While the Themed Equity model portfolio and Crypto model portfolio include just HANetf products, our ESG and balanced model portfolios use other providers ETFs for ‘cheap beta’ building blocks for their ‘core’ holdings. HANetf’s more specialist and innovative products are then used as satellite holdings.
“I have long been of the opinion that to catch up with the US ETF market there needs to be more provision of solutions that help investors construct intelligent ETF portfolios taking advantage of the lower costs of ETFs versus mutual funds and other wrappers.
“There is a gap between investors assessing the thousands of ETFs available and coherently building a portfolio. The world of investment is increasingly moving towards democratisation and removal of barriers – the model portfolios are in that vein, being off-the-shelf solutions for investors.”