Crypto financial-services firm Galaxy Digital is teaming up with asset manager DWS to develop exchange-traded products for listing in Europe, according to an announcement on Wednesday.
The ETPs will give European investors access to digital-asset investment through traditional brokerage accounts. Frankfurt, Germany-based DWS, which has 821 billion euros ($907 billion) in assets under management, will be Galaxy's "exclusive ally" for crypto ETPs in Europe, the announcement said.
Galaxy has previously listed exchange-traded funds in Canada with CI Global Asset Management.
The investment vehicles provide institutional investors with an entry point to crypto without requiring the investors to own digital assets directly, which has been impediment to wider adoption.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.