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Franklin makes German retail ETF push with Trade Republic and justTRADE deals

All Franklin Templeton ETFs offered to trade on the neobrokers

Lauren Gibbons

Martin Bechtloff

Franklin Templeton has partnered with Trade Republic and justTRADE to offer its entire ETF range on both neobroker’s German and Austrian platforms.

Customers will be able to trade Franklin Templeton’s ETF range through either savings plans or individual trades.

ETF saving plans will have no fees while individual trades will have fees of €1. The ETFs were available on the platforms from 3 July.

Martin Bechtloff (pictured), ETF distribution for Germany and Austria at Franklin Templeton, said: “We have been partnering with several brokerage platforms for a couple of years now and they have proven themselves to be important distribution channels for our ETF business.

“In addition, while cost-saving plans are popular with German and Austrian retail investors, by partnering with neobrokers we increase access and visibility with younger investors.”

Stefan Bauer, head of distribution for Germany and Austria at Franklin Templeton, added: "Since we listed our first suite of ETFs in Germany in 2017, we have seen an ever-increasing demand for our expanding and competitively priced ETF range.”

Germany continues to dominate the European retail market through the popularity of ETF savings plans in the region.

According to BlackRock, 4.9 million investors were contributing to ETF savings plans in 2022 – over 90% of which are domiciled in Germany – up from 1.9 million in 2019 and three million in 2021.

Amundi recently extended its partnership with Scalable Capital, offering ETFs on its platform.

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