Dublin breakfast event

This event is at capacity. Thank you for your interest.

Please email whitelabel@hanetf.com if you'd like to get in touch.

January 24, 2024 08:30am - 11:00am GMT Euronext Dublin, The Exchange Building, Foster Place, D02 E796, Dublin


  • 8:30am to 9:00am - Coffee, tea and pastries
  • 9:00am to 10:30am - Presentations and Q&A
  • 10:30am to 11:00am - Networking


We will cover:

  • Introduction and overview of the European ETP opportunity, including developments in Active ETFs; ETF and unlisted share classes, new innovative products; tax benefits of ETFs; ETFs vs ETCs; ESG
  • Explanation of the UCITS regime, legal process & other regulatory considerations such as MIFID 2
  • The role of the custodian and administrator in the European market
  • Listing and trading ETFs on Exchanges and cross-listing via the UCITS wrapper
  • Capital Markets – the role of the market maker
  • Q&A


Whitepaper case study: What are the barriers to entry in European ETFs?

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been one of the most revolutionary and disruptive investment propositions of our generation. Since their launch in Europe in 2000, ETFs have seen assets grow to -$1 Trillion [www.etfgi.com] and an increasing number of asset classes, exposures and strategies are now available to investors in the simple and cost-efficient ETF format.

ETFs are 'democratic' products - both retail and institutional investors trade the same product in the same way with the same availability of information. The unique structure of ETFs (which connects the investor directly to the underlying asset class through the "create/redeem" mechanism) means that an ETF can absorb both very small and very large trades without impacting the market. A boon for investors, ETFs have levelled the playing field and enabled investors to reach previously inaccessible themes and asset classes.

Though ETFs may have democratised the investment landscape, the European ETF industry itself is trending towards oligopoly (control by the few). A vast concentration of assets in the largest European ETF providers, coupled with structural impediments and opaque influence networks are inhibiting innovation, raising barriers to entry and reducing consumer choice. In order for the European ETF industry to reach its full potential, the barriers to entry and the impediments to success must be addressed.

Read the full whitepaper here



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