Munich, 13 June 2022. The majority of the investors in the Scalable Broker invest in ETFs and use regular savings plans; the largest group among them is "Generation Y". This is the result of an analysis of the in-house data of Scalable Capital, one of the leading digital investment platforms in Europe. For the first time, Scalable Capital provides insights into the investment behaviour of its users and sheds light on how they invest their money and what characterises the typical investor.
"The majority of our customers invest by the book and rely on diversification and long-term asset accumulation with ETFs," says Erik Podzuweit, co-founder and CEO of Scalable Capital, describing one of the key findings. "The top 9 most popular names are all globally diversified ETFs; the first stock only places 10th with Apple. The investment behaviour of young investors is particularly striking. Our data shows that they have even more ETFs in their portfolios than the older age groups, thus investing even more 'sensibly'. Generation Z is not a generation of 'gamblers', but of responsible and forward-looking savers."
The most important results of the analysis:
"Generation Y" is most keen to invest - and more and more women are investing
ETFs are the clear favorite: Two out of three investors invest in exchange-traded funds; young investors invest the most responsibly
Every second client saves regularly with savings plans
Scalable Capital has recently expanded its digital investment platform to include the online broker for clients in Austria. Investors can invest cost-effectively and conveniently in over 6,000 shares, 1,500 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and 2,000 mutual funds. In addition, they can trade over 375,000 derivatives and all major cryptocurrencies or set up commission-free savings plans on stocks and ETFs starting with a minimum of just one euro.
About Scalable Capital
Scalable Capital is a leading digital investment platform in Europe that makes investing easy and affordable for everyone. With the Scalable Broker, customers can trade shares, ETFs, funds, cryptocurrencies independently and thus compile their own portfolio. They can have their savings professionally invested via the digital wealth management service. More than 500,000 customers already use the services.
Scalable Capital was founded in 2014 and is already active in Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Austria. The investment firm, which is supervised by BaFin and the Bundesbank, has more than 6 billion euros on its platform. In addition to its business for private customers, the company develops B2B solutions. Its long-standing partners include ING, Barclays Bank in the UK, the robo-advisor Oskar and the Santander Group in Spain. Scalable Capital employs more than 400 people at its offices in Munich, Berlin and London. Together with the founding and management team around Erik Podzuweit and Florian Prucker, they work to enable everyone to become an investor.
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