How To Invest In ETFs

Overview

ETF Securities has 10 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and 5 Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) available to investors in Australia. These products can be traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) or in the Over The Counter (OTC) market.

On exchange

On exchange, ETF Securities' products trade in a similar fashion to stocks:

  • Official market makers provide two way prices throughout the ASX trading day with an exchange set maximum spread width and minimum order book size;

  • Investors can buy/sell using order types like "at market", "limit", "stop" etc;

  • They can be sold short*

However, as the products are open ended, the main driver for liquidity within them is the liquidity of the underlying assets and reported on exchange trading volumes are not a good indicator of how much an investor can invest.

All on exchange trades are centrally cleared i.e. no bilateral counterparty risk.

ETF Securities' products are available to investors through ordinary brokerage accounts.

Please ask your financial advisor for further information.

*There are special risks associated with short selling.

Over the counter

ETF Securities' products can also be bought OTC directly from a broker / official market maker either at an agreed price or at the net asset value. ETF Securities does not have a trading desk. Instead the company employs an open architecture business model and partners with experts in liquidity provision to ensure that clients are given "best execution".

A number of firms working with ETF Securities as Authorised Particpants are listed below:

  • Susquehanna

  • Virtu Financial

  • Citigroup

  • Flowtraders Asia Pte. Ltd

Dealing deadlines and valuation points

ETF Securities' products can generally be traded on exchange during normal ASX trading hours, it may also be possible to trade them OTC outside of these hours.

Management fees

ETFS Management (AUS) Limited

ETFS Metal Securities Australia Limited

Other fees may be applicable to the purchase of these products.

For more information, please contact us.