DWS and Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSX: GLXY) ("Galaxy"), a financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset and blockchain technology sector, have entered into a strategic alliance with the aim of initially developing a comprehensive suite of exchange-traded products (ETPs) on certain digital assets in Europe. The strategic allies plan to also subsequently explore other digital asset solutions.


As the digital asset market continues to mature, DWS and Galaxy’s asset management unit will work together to provide European investors access to the USD ~1 trillion digital assets market through cost effective investment solutions that are easy to access via traditional brokerage accounts. For DWS, this alliance fulfils a key priority to develop comprehensive digital solutions, unlocking investor access to the growing blockchain and digital assets universe. DWS will be Galaxy’s exclusive ally for cryptocurrency ETPs in the European market. This alliance is expected to significantly enhance Galaxy’s international distribution capabilities by deepening access to European investors who are keen to participate in the digital assets market.


“This alliance brings together two firms with unparalleled collective experience in building and pioneering innovative investment solutions across both traditional and digital asset markets,” said Fiona Bassett, Global Head of Systematic Investment Solutions at DWS. “As we see increasing client interest in digital assets and the need for secure access, our shared education-first approach and commitment to providing clients with access via well-known and trusted investment vehicles will enable us to build thoughtfully constructed and thoroughly researched products. We look forward to working with Galaxy to further accelerate international adoption of the digital asset economy.”


“Galaxy’s mission is to empower investors across the globe with simple and secure access to the digital asset ecosystem, through best-in-class education and institutional-grade products,” said Steve Kurz, Global Head of Asset Management at Galaxy. “By allying with DWS, one of the most successful and innovative asset management firms in the world, we are excited to enhance our ability to deliver comprehensive solutions to European investors, empowering them to tap into the vast potential and promise of blockchain technology and digital assets in a safe and convenient manner.”


The alliance is expected to combine DWS’s strong portfolio management, product structuring, and distribution expertise across liquid and illiquid asset classes with Galaxy’s technical infrastructure and its asset management and research capabilities for digital assets. The alliance aims to be a catalyst for both firms to jointly profit from emerging digital asset opportunities.

About DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) with EUR 821 billion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2022) aspires to be one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.


We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management complements each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach.


DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that, both as a firm as well as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have an important role in helping navigate the transition to a more sustainable future. With approximately 3,800 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing with their best interests at heart so that they can reach their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.


About Galaxy

Galaxy (TSX: GLXY) is a technology-driven financial services and investment management firm that provides institutions and direct clients with a full suite of financial solutions spanning the digital assets ecosystem. Galaxy Digital operates in the following businesses: Trading, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Mining and Principal Investments.


Galaxy's CEO and Founder Michael Novogratz leads a team of crypto enthusiasts and institutional veterans working together on a mission to engineer a new economic paradigm. The Company is headquartered in New York City, with global offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.


Bringing together the benefits of a diversified platform and deep asset-class expertise across traditional and digital asset markets, Galaxy’s asset management unit develops and manages a broad range of passive, active, and venture strategies consisting of over USD 2 billion in assets under management. Galaxy’s asset management arm works with investors around the world, including through trusted, established regional partners such as DWS in Europe and others in Canada and Latin America.


Additional information about the Company's businesses and products is available on www.galaxy.com.

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