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Mar 11, 2024

CFB Talks Digital Assets Episode 22: Lifting the lid on multibillion dollar crypto ETFs, with Bloomberg’s James Seyffart

With net inflows of more than $7 billion in just two months, spot Bitcoin ETFs are now the fastest growing funds of their kind in history.

But despite surging demand, could this still be a case of 'you ain't seen nothing yet?'

That's just one of the burning questions we were fortunate enough to ask ETF Analyst James Seyffart, CFA, CAIA, one half of the Bloomberg Intelligence ETF team.

With advisor and platform due diligence still taking place, and major asset allocators still moving the funds through multiple permission tiers – even after some approved their distribution – it could still be months before a clear picture emerges, says James.

Meanwhile, BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) and other 'CFB Six' ETFs using our CME CF BRRNY index for NAV calculation, continue to break records, with IBIT AuM recently hitting $10 billion, the fastest ETF to achieve this milestone.

Listen in for more exclusive insights from one of the best-known experts in the space:

  • Why "political expediency" could throw a spanner in the works for ETH ETFs
  • Why ETH ETFs with staking are very unlikely, for now
  • Why Grayscale's reasons for keeping GBTC fees way higher than rivals' actually make sense!
  • How the BI ETF team come up with their famous approval probabilities

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