Largest digital ETP issuer and most popular German online financial portal join forces to bring crypto ETPs into savings accounts.
13 July 2021 – Zurich | Quickborn – 21Shares AG, the pioneering issuer of crypto Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), today announced an exclusive partnership with the largest German online retail platform, comdirect effective today. In this innovative partnership, 21Shares was retained as the sole provider of physically-backed crypto ETPs to the online broker’s savings plan program (Spar plan).
Eleven of 21Shares’s ETP offerings currently listed in Germany are available on the comdirect platform at zero commissions.
Currently comdirect provides more than 2.9m customers (Sept 2020) with innovative, intelligent products and services so that they can carry out their banking and securities trading transactions easily and conveniently. The partnership marks a first for investors opting to add crypto assets into their savings accounts.
Commenting on the news, Hany Rashwan CEO of 21Shares, “We were the first crypto issuer to list a fully collateralised, 100% physically-backed bitcoin ETP on most German exchanges back in 2019 and today are the only issuer to admit four crypto ETPs on Xetra alone. This followed us listing the world’s first physically-backed crypto ETP on the SIX Swiss Exchange in 2018. We are very excited to offer German clients who wish to add Bitcoin and other crypto assets to their savings plan a compelling option to do so thanks to comdirect, an option that was not available for any crypto products until now.”
Marco Infuso, Managing Director Business Development of the DACH region complemented, “Empowering people to choose how they allocate their investments for their retirement has led to such a project to materialise. This is very exciting for any investors who have been thinking about purchasing bitcoin but did not offer the proper investment tools to store them successfully in a savings plan. This partnership now makes it possible – another milestone in democratisation crypto investments.”
comdirect Produkt Manager and Crypto saving plan Initiator, Rene Louis Delrieux added “For an outstanding customer experience, investors are now able to use crypto ETPs by 21Shares which fits the needs of our demanding clients and ensures market participation. This additional service adds flexibility for immediate use. Together with our partner 21Shares, comdirect has succeeded in significantly bridging crypto investments to retirement plans, something that our clients have longed for a while.”
List of products available : https://www.comdirect.de/geldanlage/wertpapier-sparplan.html#neueWertpapiere (in German)
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About 21Shares (for more information, visit https:/www.21shares.com)
21Shares makes investing in crypto assets as easy as buying shares using your conventional broker or bank. Investors can invest in cryptocurrencies using a conventional ETP structure (or tracker) easily, with total confidence and security and cost-effectively thanks to the 21Shares suite of ETPs now composed of 15 Crypto ETPs : the 21Shares Crypto Basket Index ETP (HODL:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin (ABTC:SW | 21XB:GY), 21Shares Ethereum (AETH:SW | 21XE GY), 21Shares XRP (AXRP:SW | 21XX:GR), 21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP (ABCH:SW | 21XC GY), 21Shares Binance ETP (ABNB:SW), 21Shares Tezos ETP (AXTZ:SW), 21shares Bitcoin Suisse ETP (ABBA:SW), 21Shares Bitwise 10 ETP (KEYS:SW), Sygnum Platform Winners Index ETP (MOON:SW), 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (SBTC:SW | 21XS:GY), 21Shares Polkadot ETP (ADOT:SW | PDOT:GR), 21Shares Stellar ETP (AXLM SW | XLME GR), 21Shares Cardano ETP (AADA SW | DADA GY) and 21Shares Solana SOL ETP (ASOL SW | 21XL GR). The entire suite is listed on a regulated framework on the official market of Deutsche Boerse, SIX Swiss Exchange, BX Swiss and some on Börse Stuttgart in CHF, USD, GBP and EUR respectively. Founded in 2018, 21Shares is led by a team of talented serial entrepreneurs and experienced banking professionals from the technology and financial world. Incorporated in Zug, with offices in Zurich and New York, the company has launched several world firsts, including the first listed crypto basket index (HODL) ETP in November 2018. 21Shares has 15 crypto ETPs listed today and has over $1.35 Bn in AuM in total listed products.
comdirect provides online brokerage, banking, and advisory services in Germany. It executes buy and sell orders for stocks listed on the German stock exchanges, including options and futures contracts, as well as provides access to 46 stock exchanges outside Germany. Further, it provides execution only services to its clients for asset allocation, risk hedging and portfolio optimization. comdirect is a brand of Commerzbank AG.
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