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Scalable Capital hits €10bn of assets as ETFs find favour with young investors

Digital wealth manager has seen its client assets double in 12 months despite more recent market turmoil

Daniel Lanyon

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Scalable Capitalhas reached €10bn assets under management, more than double the figure one year ago, thanks, in particular, to high demand for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

One of the first robo-advisers in Europe,Scalable Capital’sinvestment platform now combines wealth management, brokerage and crypto offerings. It was founded in 2014,  reached a unicorn valuation last year thanks to a $180m raise led by Chinese tech giant Tencent and now employs more than 400 people at its offices in Munich, Berlin and London. 

Erik Podzuweit (pictured), co-founder and co-CEO ofScalable Capital, said: “In just a few years, our assets went from zero to €10bn. We are delighted about this milestone, especially in view of the current challenging market environment. It shows that investors remain focused on their long-term wealth accumulation.

"This achievement further motivates us to enhance our offering and expand our investment platform across Europe. We want to make Europe a continent of investors – and we are just getting started."

The Anglo-German company said it now has 600,000 clients on its platform using its wealth platform with ETFs the standout category for investor assets in its brokerage business with two-thirds of the clients investing in ETFs.

The younger the investor, the more popular the ETF is, with almost three-quarters of 18-26-year-olds investing in ETFs versus only 60% of over 65s.

Scalable Capitalis active in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and the UK. As well as having a booming private clients business, it also operates B2B solutions forING,Barclays in the UK, the robo-adviser Oskar and Santander in Spain.

This story was originally published onAltFi

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