Investing in tomorrow, today

The world is being transformed by a wave of technology-led innovations. The strive for increased productivity and value creates investment opportunities. ETF Securities launches three new innovative products designed to capture exposure to three unique and evolving technology opportunities. Previously, the provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs) launched its Future Present technology range with a fund on robotics, automation and AI as well as a fund on cyber-security.

The demand for battery technologies is increasing due to the rise of electronic vehicles. Moreover, batteries are used increasingly in power production to store energy from the more volatile production of renewable energy. The ETFS Battery Value-Chain GO UCITS ETF is designed to track the Solactive Battery Value-Chain Index. The Index aims to track the performance of companies that are providers of certain electro-chemical energy storage technologies and mining companies that produce metals used to manufacture batteries.

“An ‘orphan drug’ is a pharmaceutical product that has been developed specifically to treat rare diseases or disorders,” explains ETF Securities. Due to small markets, orphan drugs usually offer small revenues. However, countries have recently introduced favourable regulation for orphan drugs including tax credits, grants, longer market exclusion and premium pricing. The ETFS Pharma Breakthrough GO UCITS ETF is designed to track the Solactive Pharma Breakthrough Value Index. The Index aims to track the performance of companies that actively engaged in the R&D and/or manufacturing of orphan drugs.

The popularity of online shopping is without comparison and expected to continue to gather pace. Logistics companies overcoming the infrastructural and technical challenges of eCommerce are well placed to experience further growth. The ETFS Ecommerce Logistics GO UCITS ETF is designed to track the Solactive Ecommerce Logistics Index. The Index aims to track the performance of logistics service providers and technology companies who are engaged in eCommerce.

“These new additions to our technology range address exciting facets of changes in healthcare, energy storage and commerce,” says Howie Li, CEO of CANVAS, ETF Securities’ UCITS platform. “We expect the new range of ETFs to be attractive to investors that are looking for potential growth opportunities that capture the progress being made in these emerging industries.”