$4.1 Trillion State Street Advisor Eyes ETFs In 401(k), Big Boost For BTC?

$4.1 Trillion State Street Advisor Eyes ETFs In 401(k), Big Boost For BTC?

American financial services giant State Street Global Advisors is mulling introducing Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) into 401(k), a move that might benefit Bitcoin.

The Major State Street Pivot

Disrupting the investment landscape remains a major focus for most financial advisors. The quest to explore new grounds remains a major reason why firms like Grayscale Investments and BlackRock championed the emergence of spot Bitcoin ETF products. Earlier this week, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved another set of 8 spot Ethereum ETF applications.

While more avenue is opening up in the ETF terrain, the retirement system 401(k) is still largely shut out. This is what State Street is set out to change. Speaking to Bloomberg TV, State Street Global Advisors Chief Business Officer Anna Paglia confirmed ongoing talks with regulators to bring ETFs to 401(k).

“We are working really hard with regulators, with investors, with plan sponsors to make sure that ETFs find a way into retirement. Because 401(k) plans don’t buy ETFs for all the reasons that are very known to us — technology, regulation — but we believe that these things are going to converge at some point,” Paglia confirmed.

Should its bid pull through, there may be a significant upside for Bitcoin, and by extension Ethereum. Since these two assets can now be acquired by Wall Street financial managers, State Street may also embrace them through their respective ETF.

State Street commands more than $4.1 trillion in Assets Under Management (AUM). Should it inject a fraction of this into spot Bitcoin or Ethereum ETFs, the upside for the industry might be enormous.

Vanguard Making Except on Bitcoin and Risky Bets

While State Street has not categorically stated if it will bet on spot Bitcoin ETF products directly, one of the major investment managers in the US, Vanguard has confirmed it will not invest in the products.

Despite the investment legitimacy granted to Bitcoin by the Gary Gensler-led SEC, the firm is still against the idea. Additionally, Vanguard’s CIO Greg Davis has also warned against investing in GameStop. The meme stock resurfaces this month as many retail investors and even Presidential Aspirant Robert F. Kennedy takes position in the firm.

By its spot Bitcoin ETF and GameStop position, it is obvious that Vanguard may not take the same path as State Street.

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