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VanEck launches Digital Assets ETF

VanEck lists the VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange as of today.

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Martijn Rozemuller, Head of Europe at VanEck


– With the VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF, investors invest in the growing industry of blockchain-based applications

– The pure-play ETF focuses on companies that generate at least 50 percent of their revenue in the digital assets industry

With the new product, investors can invest specifically in companies that are involved in driving forward the digital transformation of the economy with digital assets.

Digital assets are blockchain-based applications; on the one hand cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, and on the other hand non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or decentralised programmes.

“The digital transformation is changing large parts of our economy,” explains Martijn Rozemuller, CEO Europe at VanEck. “This is not just short-term hype, but rather is a long-term, structural development. Blockchain applications are finding more areas of use that now extend way beyond cryptocurrencies. Consequently, investors are increasingly looking to digital assets for investment opportunities.”

The VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF gives investors diversified access to companies operating in the crypto and blockchain industries. These include, for example, digital asset trading platform providers, hardware manufacturers, crypto-mining companies and payment providers. Similarly, the ETF takes into consideration companies that enable the trading and custody of crypto assets, companies that provide services on blockchain patents, banks and asset managers that connect the traditional financial world and the digital asset economy.

ETF provides broad access to the crypto and blockchain industry

“Digital assets have gained tremendous momentum around the world in recent years,” says Gabor Gurbacs, Director Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck. “In addition to cryptocurrencies, which have seen strong growth, companies that provide the necessary infrastructure and enable digital asset trading and background processes in the first place are also benefiting. For investors who cannot or do not want to invest directly in individual cryptocurrencies, the ETF provides a good opportunity to invest in digital asset companies in both a targeted and diversified manner and to benefit from the positive development of the sector.”

The VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF tracks the MVIS Global Digital Assets Equity Index, which includes companies in the digital assets sector. Only companies that already generate at least 50 percent of their revenue from digital asset projects or have the potential to do so are included in the index. However, the ETF does not invest in cryptocurrencies or digital assets per se, neither directly nor indirectly through derivatives.

ETF VanEck Vectors™ Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF
Index name MVIS Global Digital Assets Equity Index
ISIN IE00BMDKNW35
Ticker LSE USD / LSE GB DAPP / DAGB
Ticker Bloomberg DAPP LN / DAGB LN
Capital management company VanEck Asset Management B.V.
Domicile of the capital
management company
Ireland
Base currency USD
Index provider MV Index Solutions GmbH
Reweighting Quarterly
Product structure Physically replicating
Launch date 6 May 2021
Total expense ratio (TER) 0.65 % p.a.
Appropriation of earnings Retention

Source: ETFWorld

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