Fund Fights: Israel-Hamas war spotlights VanEck and HANetf defence ETFs

Fund Fights is a series where ETF Stream analyses the strengths and weaknesses of similar ETFs. This month, VanEck’s DFNS and HANetf’s NATO go head-to-head

Jamie Gordon

Defence war helicopter

Some 20 months on from Russia invading Ukraine and recent escalation between Israel and Hamas has put new defence ETFs from VanEck and HANetf on investors’ radars.

The VanEck Defense UCITS ETF (DFNS) was Europe’s first defence-focused wrapper after launching as a UCITS equivalent of an existing US-listed VanEck strategy at the end of March.

The HANetf Future of Defence UCITS ETF (NATO) followed in July, marking the white-label ETF issuer’s third partnership with US-based EQM Indexes...

This article first appeared in ETF Insider, ETF Stream's monthly ETF magazine for professional investors in Europe. To read the full article, click here.

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