Theme Investing ETF Overview

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

With 58 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Theme Investing ETFs gather total assets under management of $19.14B. 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 $5.51B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the SLIM at 33.48%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the ALPS Clean Energy ETF ACES in 06/29/18.


OLDThe Long-Term Care ETF4.13%
EVXVanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF3.98%
FIWFirst Trust Water ETF3.75%
XKIISPDR Kensho Intelligent Structure ETF3.17%
PHOInvesco Water Resources ETF2.41%


CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-10.58%
TANInvesco Solar ETF-8.55%
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-7.71%
NANRSPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF-6.92%
EMCGWisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund-5.59%

top creations

GUNRFlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund38.44
IGFiShares Global Infrastructure ETF12.74
GNRSPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF12.47
ACESALPS Clean Energy ETF8.85
GHIIInvesco S&P High Income Infrastructure ETF8.05

top redemptions

NFRAFlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund-44.27
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-34.74
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF-32.39
MOOVanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF-18.79
IGEiShares North American Natural Resources ETF-12.89


SLIMThe Obesity ETF47.14%
XKIISPDR Kensho Intelligent Structure ETF36.90%
ACESALPS Clean Energy ETF14.52%
LNGRGlobal X Longevity Thematic ETF13.25%
TOLZProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF11.60%


FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-53.82%
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-49.76%
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-13.66%
INFRLegg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF-12.40%
TANInvesco Solar ETF-11.96%

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