Franklin to Offer ETFs on German, Austrian Trading Platforms

Franklin to Offer ETFs on German, Austrian Trading Platforms

All Franklin Templeton ETFs offered to trade on neobrokers Trade Republic and justTRADE.

Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: James Rubin

Franklin Templeton has joined with Trade Republic and justTRADE to offer its entire range of exchange traded funds 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 ($1.08 on Wednesday's exchanges). The ETFs were available on the platforms from 3 July.

Martin Bechtloff, Franklin Templeton vice president of ETF distribution for Germany and Austria, 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.”

Rising ETF Demand

Stefan Bauer, Franklin Templeton head of distribution for Germany and Austria, 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. EWG three-month performance