Global X ETFs reduces fees for Spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs amid increasing investor interest

Global X ETFs reduces fees for Spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs amid increasing investor interest

Global X ETFs, a leading global provider of ETFs, is reducing the annual management fees of its Global X 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (Cboe: EBTC) and Global X 21Shares Ethereum ETF (Cboe: EETH) effective 1 July 2024.​

Both Australian-listed cryptocurrency products will see a reduction from 1.25% to 0.59% per annum, enabling Australian investors to tap into a high-growth market with increased cost efficiency.​

Global X ETFs has pioneered the introduction of spot cryptocurrency ETFs in Australia, having launched the first spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in the Asia Pacific region in 2022.​

Global X ETFs Chief Executive, Evan Metcalf said this fee reduction comes amid increasing demand for cryptocurrency products in the Australian market and demonstrates Global X’s commitment to providing investors with competitive solutions.​

“As the first product provider to introduce both spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Australia, Global X is committed to the long-term opportunity that Bitcoin and other crypto assets provide to investors as part of a diversified portfolio,” Metcalf said.​

Metcalf added, “Global X welcomes new players within the ETF market and is dedicated to ensuring our products are competitively priced. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to offer a competitive management fee to Australian investors, providing an attractive opportunity for those looking to include cryptocurrency in their portfolios.”​

The decision comes after the company confirmed last month that EBTC had surpassed a record high of A$118million in assets under management (AUM).​

“Amid an exciting period for cryptocurrency, we’re seeing robust inflows into EBTC and EETH, a reflection of investors’ optimism and growing interest in digital assets in the longer term. Naturally, as investors are presented with more choice in the market, we anticipate this will further drive demand.”​

EBTC and EETH track the performance of Bitcoin and Ethereum, respectively, in Australian dollars* and grant investors access to segregated Bitcoin and Ethereum held in secure ‘cold storage’ with Coinbase, the world’s largest cryptocurrency custodian. This makes exposure to price movements available to investors via a regulated product on a major stock exchange, streamlining access and removing the complexities of direct crypto ownership.​

EETH remains the only spot Ethereum ETF available in Australia.