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Founded in 2018, Defiance ETFs is an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and registered investment advisor focused on thematic investing. These themes cut across traditional sectors. They include technologies or practices that are set to transform existing paradigms of how we live, work, receive healthcare and pursue leisure; and could become a $500 billion category over the next five years.1

From quantum computing to sustainable energy solutions; from blockchain to psychedelics medicine; from artificial intelligence to smart cars. Thematic investing generally speaks to young independent retail clients who relate to the compelling narrative around these themes.

Funds invested in thematic ETFs now exceed those in any other industry-defined sector. Indeed at $183 billion, thematic ETFs hold more than double the value of any other single sector. And while they hold less than 2% of industry assets, they account for about 6% of revenue.2 Thematic ETFs have taken in more flows over the past three years than all other sector ETFs combined.3 Since the last quarter of 2020, AUM has increased 430%.4

Thematic investing is by definition a long-term investment strategy, providing exposure to disruptive emerging trends that will mold the categories of tomorrow. But it’s been boosted by recent conditions and developments while allowing for individual expression and meeting investors’ need for precise positioning.

Historically low interest rates leave stockholders chasing alternative sources of income or larger returns. Combined with easier access and information provided by no-commission trading platforms, investors are empowered to discover and pursue their vision of a strong and forward-looking portfolio.

Defiance’s first-mover thematic ETFs seek to capture the most dynamic and disruptive of these trends.

  1. “Themes could outgrow sectors as ETFs show sea change in effect,” Bloomberg Intelligence, March 11, 2021.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/blog/themes-could-outgrow-sectors-as-etfs-show-sea-change-in-effect/
  2. Themes could outgrow sectors as ETFs show sea change in effect,” Bloomberg Intelligence, March 11, 2021.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/blog/themes-could-outgrow-sectors-as-etfs-show-sea-change-in-effect/
  3. “Themes could outgrow sectors as ETFs show sea change in effect,” Bloomberg Intelligence, March 11, 2021.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/blog/themes-could-outgrow-sectors-as-etfs-show-sea-change-in-effect/
  4.  “Thematic ETF Report: Q1 2021,” Global X, Mirae Asset, Pedro Palandrani, April 7, 2021.
    https://www.globalxetfs.com/thematic-etf-report-q1-2021/?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=thematic-report-q1
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Executive team.

Matthew Bielski

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Dellaquila, CIMA, CAIA

President

Sylvia Jablonski

Chief Investment Officer

Jacob Ingram

Chief Marketing Officer

Sale Team.

Ethan Golan

ETF specialist

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David Hanono

ETF specialist

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