Rize ETF launches Europe’s first sustainable food and digital education ETFs

Rize ETF have launched two brand new ETFs. The Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF (FOOD) and the Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF (LERN).

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Rize ETF launches Europe’s first sustainable food and digital education ETFs

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Rize ETF, a specialist thematic ETF issuer, have issued two brand new ETFs. The Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF (FOOD) and the Rize Education Tech and Digital Learning UCITS ETF (LERN) have both trade on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and are available through the IG platform.

The ETFs follow the launch of the Rize Cybersecurity and Data Privacy UCITS ETF (CYBR) and the Rize Medical Cannabis and Life Sciences UCITS ETF (FLWR) in February 2020.

Invest in sustainable food companies

FOOD, Europe’s first sustainable food ETF, has been developed in collaboration with US-based Tematica Research, a leading thematic equity research house. The ETF provides investors with exposure to companies that are innovating across the food value chain to build a more sustainable, secure and fair food system for the planet.

'The security and sustainability of our food system is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. The good news is that the food industry has begun to respond. We see expanding plant-based protein options, new technologies penetrating farming, aquaculture and supply chains and changes in the packaging used to wrap our food, among many other things. On the consumption side, we are witnessing a groundswell in consumer consciousness around what they’re putting inside their bodies and how that impacts the planet’s natural ecosystems. As the food system revolutionises, we wanted to build an ETF that could capture the tailwinds arising from the wide array of supply side and demand side catalysts in the food sector,' says Stuart Forbes, co-founder of Rize ETF.

FOOD consists of 44 stocks across developed and emerging markets and costs 0.45% per annum.

Invest in digital education

LERN, Europe’s first digital education ETF, has been developed in collaboration with Australia-based HolonIQ, the world leader in global education market intelligence. The ETF provides investors with exposure to companies that are redefining how education is accessed, resourced and consumed around the world to deliver positive results for the individual and society.

'Technology has the potential to tackle major challenges faced by the education sector. From promoting accessibility and inclusion, to empowering institutions and teachers, to supporting excellent student learning and outcomes, digital learning technologies can help elevate the education sector into the 21st century,' says Rahul Bhushan, co-founder of Rize ETF.

According to HolonIQ, expenditure on education and training from governments, parents, individuals and corporates continues to grow to historic levels and is expected to reach USD$10T by 2030. The Education Technology or “EdTech” sector, specifically, is expected to reach USD$404B by 2025, representing a 16.3% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between now and 2025.

'In a sense, with the automation of jobs occurring across multiple industries, LERN is the antithesis to the robotics funds, because a huge number of people will need to re-skill as they are replaced by automation in the years to come. We must build an education system that is no longer confined to the classroom, which is inclusive and which transforms all learners into lifelong learners. Gone are the days of an academic degree setting you up for life. Today, reskilling and upskilling are vital, and advanced technologies such as gamification, virtual and augmented reality, and personalised and adaptive learning allow education to be tailored to people’s needs as they move through their lifecycles,' says David Barfoot, Head of UK, Ireland and Channel Islands at Rize ETF.

LERN consists of 35 stocks across developed and emerging markets and costs 0.45% per annum.

How to invest in FOOD and LERN

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