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 $18.08B. 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 $5.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Theme Investing ETF was the SLIM at 33.03%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Theme Investing space was the ALPS Clean Energy ETF ACES in 06/29/18.


EVXVanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF2.95%
OLDThe Long-Term Care ETF2.85%
PXRInvesco Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF2.35%
FIWFirst Trust Water ETF2.10%
PAGGInvesco Global Agriculture ETF1.89%


CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-13.90%
TANInvesco Solar ETF-9.62%
ECONColumbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF-9.03%
EMCGWisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund-6.55%
IGEiShares North American Natural Resources ETF-6.47%

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 ETF48.96%
XKIISPDR Kensho Intelligent Structure ETF36.89%
ACESALPS Clean Energy ETF14.16%
LNGRGlobal X Longevity Thematic ETF13.81%
TOLZProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF11.52%


FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-52.03%
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-29.61%
INFRLegg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF-12.40%
TANInvesco Solar ETF-11.99%
WOODiShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF-11.84%

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