About Us


ETF Securities is an Australian founded ETF provider.

We invented gold ETFs, launching ETFS Physical Gold – the world’s first gold ETF – in 2003. The concept has since taken off around the world.

Today, we run Australia’s largest precious metals ETF platform, and a growing range of thematic, yield and digital asset ETFs including ACDC, ROBO and EBTC.

ETF Securities is a subsidiary of Mirae Asset Global Investment and Global X ETFs.


ETF Securities timeline

  • March 2003

    ETF Securities launched the first physically-backed gold ETF in the world, ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD), on the Australian Securities Exchange.

  • January 2009

    ETFS Physical Silver (ETPMAG), ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT), ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) and ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket (ETPMPM) are launched on the Australian Securities Exchange.

  • June 2015

    ETF Securities partners with ANZ through a joint venture and launches 6 new ETFs, including ETFS S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF (ZYAU) and ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ZYUS).

  • April 2017

    ANZ withdraws from the JV and ETF Securities takes full ownership of the Australian business and launches ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (TECH).

  • September 2017

    ETF Securities launches Australia’s first robotics themed ETF – ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO).

  • April 2018

    ETF Securities reaches $1bn in assets under management.

  • August 2018

    ETF Securities launches Australia’s only ETF to offer exposure to battery technology, ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC).

  • November 2018

    ETF Securities launches Australia’s first U.S. biotechnology ETF – ETFS S&P Biotech ETF (CURE).

  • June 2019

    ETF Securities launches the first Australian ETF to offer exposure to India, the ETFS-NAM India Nifty 50 ETF (NDIA).

  • February 2020

    ETF Securities offers Australian investors concentrated access to FANG stocks via ETFS FANG+ ETF (FANG).

  • July 2020

    ETF Securities expands its range to include short and long leveraged exchange traded hedge funds, the ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (SNAS) and ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (LNAS).

  • August 2020

    ETF Securities reaches $3bn in assets under management and GOLD reaches a milestone $2bn in assets under management.

  • September 2021

    Our Future Present range grows with the launch of ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI), ETFS Hydrogen ETF (HGEN) and the ETFS Fintech & Blockchain ETF (FTEC).

  • May 2022

    Launch of Australia's first cryptocurrency ETFs, ETFS 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (EBTC) and ETFS 21Shares Ethereum ETF (EETH).

  • June 2022

    ETF Securities is acquired by Mirae Asset Global Investments and Global X ETFs.

  • July 2022

    ETF Securities launches its Fixed Income range of ETFs (USTB, USHY).