Equiduct, the pan-European retail exchange, today announced that it has expanded its range of exchange-traded products (ETPs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trading on Apex to include a further 314 unique ISIN numbers. Over five million retail investors have access to Apex, Equiduct’s best-in-class execution service with zero trading fees for retail flow, and will now be able to benefit from trading these popular ETPs and ETFs.

ETPs and ETFs continue to attract assets globally, with year-to-date net inflows of $559.75 billionsecond only to the record set by 2021 net inflow of $833.88 billion[1]. After the initial launch of 321 equity ETFs and ETPs in September 2021, Equiduct is now expanding the range of asset classes, exposure and geographies that retail investors can access through Apex. Commodity ETPs, fixed income and currency ETPs will now be available for trading – including crypto ETPs on demand.

New geographies will also be available, with ETP covering the US, Asia and emerging markets as well as global ETPs. This is another milestone in the expansion of Equiduct, who have historically focused on European equities until the recent launch of US equities in September 2022.

Short and leveraged (S&L) ETPs are also being introduced – these products provide investors with access to positive or reverse leverage factors for individual stocks and a basket of ETPs. Finally, this extension also brings access to key megatrends and thematic ETPs, such as ESG, cybersecurity, cloud computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence.

The move is an important development in ongoing efforts to provide access to ETFs and ETPs for European retail investors, who still face challenges in the way these products are typically traded – through a request for quotation (RFQ) or over-the-counter ( OTC) ) from institutional investors. This extension includes 314 unique ISIN numbers spread across 20 issuers, including 21Shares, ETC Group, Global X, Leverage Shares and WisdomTree.

Wale Azizi, Chief Strategy Officer at Equiduct said: “This expansion represents an exciting milestone for Equiduct as we grow to include electrifying new asset classes and themes. Cryptocurrency ETPs in particular are attractive to retail investors as an innovative medium for convergence between DeFI and TradFI. We are also excited to add short and leveraged products to our offering, making it easier for retail investors to access increased exposures and more diversified investment and hedging strategies.”

Hani Rashvanco-founder and CEO of 21Shares commented: “Our mission at 21Shares is to build bridges to the crypto world. By listing a number of our ETPs on Equiduct, we provide investors with another way to access the asset class. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have been some of the best performing asset classes in the last decade and we look forward to welcoming more investors. At launch, 16 of our ETPs will be listed on Equiduct – many of which were the first of their kind, due to our crypto-centric structure and constant focus on innovation.”

Tim Bevanfounder and co-CEO at ETC Group commented: “We are glad to have of Europe the first centrally cleared and most liquid physical collateralized Bitcoin ETC listed on Equiduct and available to retail investors. ETG Group is committed to providing innovative and secure ways to invest in this exciting new asset class. By structuring institutional-grade products and providing liquid access to retail investors, we are dedicated to providing safe and affordable investment solutions in the crypto space.”

George Taylorhead of capital markets at Global X said: “As part of Equiduct’s expanded offering, Global X is excited to bring its growing range of ETFs directly to retail investors. As a leader in thematic investing, our products look beyond traditional geographic or sector exposures, targeting companies poised to take advantage of structural changes in disruptive technology, people and demographics and adaptations to our physical environment – ​​offering retail investors exposure to trends, disrupting our economy and reshaping the future.”

Oktay Kavrak, director at Leverage Shares ETP noted, “We are delighted to be a part of this expansion with Equiduct. Our single share ETPs help investors act on their convictions in a more cost-effective manner as they can offer leveraged ETPs as well as fractional trading. All of our products are physically secured and meet strict regulatory requirements, so it’s exciting to see them now available as stock to the trading community through Equiduct.”

Alexis MarinovHead of Europe at WisdomTree commented: “Expanding Equiduct’s offering will help retail investors get the most out of the flexible ETP shell. Our ETPs allow investors to express long-term strategic views or effectively adapt their positioning and take tactical positions so that they play a role in any economic climate. Our relationship with Equiduct will enable more retail investors to gain access to institutional-quality products, whether that is through our equity suite, which includes our award-winning quality and innovative themed products, or our best-in-class range of crypto and commodities ETP.’

Equiduct now has 720 ETFs and ETPs available for trading on Apex. The full list of Equiduct’s trading universe can be found in the instrument list on our website.

Equiduct expands range of ETPs available for trading on Apex

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