Deutsche Börse sees rise in demand for crypto products in 2021

Deutsche Börse today released its ETF and ETP statistics for 2021. The company reported a surge in investor demand related to crypto products and inflation-linked bonds. Investments in Deutsche Börse’s ETF segment saw over €1 trillion in 2021 with 39% compared to the previous year.

Crypto exchange-traded notes (ETNs) saw a significant increase in average monthly trading turnover as the numbers exceeded €1 billion, a whopping 922% jump, compared to €103 million in 2020.

The exchange quickly expanded its product offering of crypto products last year in order to meet with the growing demand.  Its crypto ETNs rose from 4 to 36 products from eight providers. The platform now offers ETNs of various digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Ethereum, Litecoin, Polkadot, Solana, Stellar, Tezos, and TRON, as well as four baskets of other cryptocurrencies.

Deutsche Börse

ESG ETFs were the most popular categories in Europe at €33.6 billion in turnover, climbing 176% YoY. Xetra remained the largest exchange venue for ESG ETFs in terms of trading turnover and number of listed ETFs.

Stephan Kraus, head of Deutsche Börse’s ETF segment, said:

Stephan Kraus, Deutsche Börse

Stephan Kraus

Continued strong growth in our ESG segment reaffirms how mission-critical sustainability is for issuers and investors. With more than 500 ESG ETFs now on Xetra, we offer investors the largest range of products in Europe. We are working with issuers to expand this range further and meet ever-higher levels of demand.

Deutsche Börse added:

ESG ETFs were among the most popular categories. At €33.6 billion, turnover in ESG ETFs increased by 176 percent year on year. This equates to 16.4 percent of the total ETF trading turnover on Xetra. This also makes Xetra the largest exchange venue for ESG ETFs in terms of trading turnover and number of listed ETFs.

In the end of last year, Deutsche Börse finalised the acquisition of a majority stake in Crypto Finance, laying the foundation for an independent, transparent, and scalable ecosystem for digital assets under European regulation.

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