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HANetf hires BlackRock associate to bolster platform reach

Slade is the firm’s third hire in recent months

Jamie Gordon

Ben Slade

White label issuer HANetf has hired Ben Slade as sales platform ETF executive from BlackRock. 

Based in London, Slade (pictured) will be responsible for strengthening HANetf’s relationship with investment platforms to maximise the number of distribution channels for the firm’s ETFs. 

In particular, he will focus on furthering the issuer’s reach through ETF savings plan providers. 

He previously spent four years at BlackRock, which has investments in German savings plan provider Scalable Capital and earlier this year partnered with Dutch savings plan provider Bux. 

Slade began as an analyst at the world’s largest asset manager in 2019 and departed nine months after taking an associate role in institutional sales in New York. 

Simon Dale, head of sales at HANetf, commented: “We are delighted to have Ben join the HANetf team. His experience with both ETFs and institutional sales will be extremely valuable and allow us to expand our distribution capabilities, especially when it comes to ETF savings plans—which have seen a surge in popularity of late.” 

Slade added: “HANetf has been a pioneering force in the ETP space by bringing new and innovative products to market, culminating in an extensive range of thematic ETFs and crypto and commodity ETCs.  

“I look forward to applying my experience in ETFs and institutional sales to further the company’s growth.” 

HANetf’s recent hire adds to other appointments made this year to bolster the firm’s reach. 

Earlier this month, it hired Michael Srour as head of sales for French-speaking regions from First Trust, after hiring Joshua Palmer as head of business development from EPIC Investment Partners in March.

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