Theme Investing ETF Overview

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

With 62 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Theme Investing ETFs gather total assets under management of $21.50B. The average expense ratio is 0.60%. 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 $5.57B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the TAN at 48.34%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF IFRA in 04/03/18.


IGEiShares North American Natural Resources ETF9.31%
URAGlobal X Uranium ETF8.72%
NANRSPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF7.51%
BUYNUSCF SummerHaven SHPEN Index Fund7.15%
INCOColumbia India Consumer ETF6.80%


CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-5.98%
EMCGWisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund-4.11%
GRIDFirst Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart GRID Infrastructure Index-3.72%
LNGRGlobal X Longevity Thematic ETF-3.43%
XKIISPDR Kensho Intelligent Structure ETF-2.28%

top creations

IGFiShares Global Infrastructure ETF34.09
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF33.24
GUNRFlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund28.01
GIISPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETF19.57
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF13.81

top redemptions

GNRSPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF-43.93
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-27.27
NANRSPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF-23.40
CGWPowerShares S&P Global Water Index Portfolio-13.89
IGEiShares North American Natural Resources ETF-11.57


BFITGlobal X Health & Wellness Thematic ETF172.22%
PAVEGlobal X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF16.25%
LNGRGlobal X Longevity Thematic ETF14.33%
ICLNiShares Global Clean Energy ETF12.77%
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF12.40%


FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-36.14%
SEAPowerShares Shipping Portfolio-6.42%
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-4.38%
GRIDFirst Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart GRID Infrastructure Index-3.75%
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-3.59%

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