Spot Bitcoin ETF issuers Invesco and Galaxy Digital are doubling down on their offering with a strategic fee slash.
According to an official filing submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the two parties involved have announced a reduction in the Sponsor Fee for the Invesco Galaxy Bitcoin ETF (BTCO) by 14 basis points. This development has resulted in a significant decrease in the total expense ratio of the ETF, which has now been lowered from 0.39% to 0.25%. This move is expected to make the ETF more cost-effective for investors and may potentially attract more investments in the future.
Before the launch of the spot Bitcoin ETF products, many experts had projected a tough marketing war between the applicants as they all jostled to take a significant market share.
The Invesco Galaxy Fee Reduction Justification
Per the SEC filing, Invesco noted that the charges on BTCO shares for trades up to $5 billion within its first six months of operations. This filing noted that the duo can still decide to reduce their fees further in the near future.
Since the spot Bitcoin ETF launched, the Invesco Galaxy offering has generally lagged behind, with a volume coming as a fraction of its peers. While the duo’s offering as of Day 12 of trading recorded a total volume of $357 million, the high fliers like BlackRock and Fidelity Investments boasted $5.4 billion and $4.56 billion, respectively.
The fee slash might be one of its strategies to compete favorably, and while the 0.25% is not the smallest of all the issuers, it places it in a better light against other competitors like Grayscale Investments, whose charges stand at 1.5%.
Competition Heating Up
Different spot Bitcoin ETF issuers have their strengths and weaknesses and considering the current trend in the market, Invesco and Galaxy might have to sit up to gain traction from Grayscale, BlackRock, and Fidelity.
– Advertisement –
For the 12 days of trading, the duo has recorded a total flow of $285.9 million, placing its record above the offerings from VanEck, Valkyrie, Franklin Templeton, and WisdomTree. Notably, to beat the competition, Franklin Templeton also lowered its fees in recent times to show the encompassing effort to gain more market share among all the issuers.
The firm’s fee reduction is coming at a time when the price of Bitcoin has been up by 3.49% in the past 24 hours to $43,467.82, and it might capitalize on this growth to attract more volume overall.