6 Technology-Focused ETFs Launch

Issuers include VanEck, Franklin LibertyShares and L&G.

Reviewed by: Shubham Saharan
Edited by: Shubham Saharan

Exchange-traded fund issuers VanEck, Franklin LibertyShares and L&G collectively added six funds to their roster on Wednesday. The new ETFs will be tradable on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse Xetra.  

VanEck’s new Genomics and Healthcare Innovators UCITS ETF offers exposure to “sustainable companies in the field of genomic and digital healthcare,” according to a statement. The fund has an expense ratio of 0.35%, which will be rebalanced annually.  

LibertyShares’ new fund Franklin Metaverse UCITS ETF will offer investors access to metaverse companies that are involved in creating and providing products related to the metaverse and supporting blockchain technology. The announcement comes on the heels of a slew of other metaverse-focused ETFs in the past few months.  

Legal & General Investment Management’s new fund launches will also delve into the world of the metaverse, as well as cybersecurity and photonics. The new funds are the L&G ESG Emerging Cyber Security ESG Exclusions UCITS, the L&G ESG Optical Technology & Photonics ESG Exclusions UCITS ETF, the L&G ESG Metaverse ESG Exclusions UCITS ETF and the L&G ESG Global Thematic ESG Exclusions UCITS ETF.  


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Shubham Saharan is a markets reporter at etf.com. Before joining the company, she reported for Bloomberg and the Financial Times. Saharan is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University.