Crypto currencies

ETF Express 09/04/21

etf express beverly chandler captioned.jpgThe ETF structure is enabling investors to invest in crypto currencies (except for in the UK) and the combination of the two lies behind CoinShares, Europe’s oldest and largest digital asset investment house, and part of the offering behind challenger ETF market maker GHCO. 

We have spoken with both firms in the weeks that included the news that there is yet another application in the US for a crypto ETF, plus a blog post from the world’s largest cryptocurrency trust, Grayscale, that it is 100 per cent committed to converting the USD39 billion Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an ETF. We also have a note from WisdomTree’s Florian Ginez who comments on bitcoin and its upward trend, recently passing the USD60,000 mark, against a year ago when the asset was trading just above USD5,000. You can see why investors are attracted to this highly volatile asset class. 

European ETFs have enjoyed another round of consolidation with the news that Amundi is to buy Lyxor, its ETF business and its alternative assets platform. The move makes Amundi the biggest European only ETF provider and second in Europe after BlackRock.  

Other stories this week, include Sage Advisory’s Bob Smith on the rotating US economy and the joys of ‘busting out’ as he put it, something we are all looking forward to as pandemic numbers are brought into line with judicious application of a vaccination. Enjoy busting out, those of you who can, but before you step out the door, take the time to register to receive our free weekly newsletter

Beverly Chandler, Signature

Beverly Chandler
Managing Editor, ETF Express

Companies in this issue 
Harvest Portfolios Group 
Sage Advisory   
SEBA Bank 


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