Theme Investing ETF Overview

Theme ETFs seek to capture investment opportunities in companies or sectors created by long-term structural trends.

With 57 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Theme Investing ETFs gather total assets under management of $17.78B. The average expense ratio is 0.58%. Theme Investing ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Theme Investing ETF is the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund GUNR with $5.90B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the SLIM at 44.81%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF IFRA in 04/03/18.


MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF10.05%
SLIMThe Obesity ETF7.91%
OLDThe Long-Term Care ETF6.46%
BFITGlobal X Health & Wellness Thematic ETF5.02%
LNGRGlobal X Longevity Thematic ETF4.17%


TANInvesco Solar ETF-11.45%
ICLNiShares Global Clean Energy ETF-8.17%
FANFirst Trust Global Wind Energy ETF-6.90%
PXRInvesco Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF-6.66%
PBDInvesco Global Clean Energy ETF-6.16%

top creations

IGFiShares Global Infrastructure ETF100.46
GUNRFlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund96.19
GNRSPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF81.80
GRESIQ Global Resources ETF31.88
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF24.41

top redemptions

ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-75.37
SEAInvesco Shipping ETF-28.39
MOOVanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF-12.48
NFRAFlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund-4.66
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF-1.35


SLIMThe Obesity ETF114.77%
GHIIInvesco S&P High Income Infrastructure ETF72.55%
MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF32.61%
INFRLegg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF16.95%
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF11.13%


FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-51.31%
TANInvesco Solar ETF-12.40%
HAPVanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF-11.63%
GRIDFirst Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart GRID Infrastructure Index-9.76%
SEAInvesco Shipping ETF-8.03%

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