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ETF Securities announces management restructure for future growth

Oct 06, 2020

Following his return to Australia this year, Graham Tuckwell the founder and chairman of ETF Securities Australia has decided to take up the new role of Executive Chairman of the Australian operation. As such, he will play a more active strategic role in defining the future direction of the business, applying his decades of experience in building the international ETF businesses. As part of this new structure, the role of Australian CEO is no longer required and the incumbent, Kris Walesby, is leaving with immediate effect. Kris has played an important role in leading the Australian business for the last 5 years and we wish him every success in his future endeavours. The current senior management team of Kanish Chugh (Head of Distribution), Evan Metcalf (Head of Product) and Cliff Man (Head of Portfolio Management) will report directly to Graham. Each will now have expanded responsibilities for the daily operation of the business with the aim of continuing to grow and build on its successes. The team at ETF Securities Australia are excited by the expanded commitment of the company’s founder to the business and view this is a great opportunity for the business to accelerate its development. For more information, click here.

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Media Release: 2 ETFs to invest in now ahead of Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ announcement (NASDAQ: TSLA)

Sep 21, 2020

Tesla’s widely-anticipated ‘Battery Day’ is coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and investors and analysts expect a good show at the stock markets. Kanish Chugh, Co-Head of Sales, ETF Securities comments: “Tesla will host a live webcast for the Tesla “Battery Day,” a first-time-ever promotional event linked to the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting at its Fremont, California, factory. We believe these announcements will reinforce Tesla’s position as a technology leader. “Tesla recorded a 500% surge this year and, with its latest advances in battery technology, it is anticipated that the company’s stock may surge ahead on the stock markets. “Investors can participate in this innovative stock and benefit from higher return by investing via these two ETFs provided by ETF Securities, which provide exposure to Tesla: The ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ASX Code: ACDC) offers investors exposure to the energy storage and production megatrend including companies involved in the supply chain and production for battery technology and lithium mining. The fund has a 5.93% exposure to Tesla as at 18th September. The ETFS FANG+ ETF (ASX Code: FANG) provides investors simple exposure to ten global innovation leaders including Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Tesla. The fund has a 17.01% exposure to Tesla as at 18th September. About ETF Securities ETF Securities Australia is the independent champion of specialist ETF solutions. Our growing range of cost-effective and innovation-led ETFs are built to help investors and their advisers achieve better investment outcomes by providing access to yield, thematic equity themes and commodities. Our specialist multi-asset range goes beyond traditional ‘core’ to help optimise opportunities around enhanced core and satellite exposures. From offering the potential to boost growth, to improving income or aiding greater portfolio diversification, our versatile solutions help make a difference. Beyond our range of specialist ETFs, we remain committed to acting as an ETF consultant to Australian advisers and investors by providing actionable investor knowledge to help them use ETF solutions more effectively. For all media queries please contact: Simrita Virk at Shed Connect M: 0434 531 172 E: This document is communicated by Shed Connect on behalf of ETFS Management (AUS) Limited (ETFS). Under no circumstances is this document to be used or considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, investments or other financial instruments and any investments should only be made on the basis of the relevant product disclosure statement which should be considered by any potential investor including any risks identified therein. This document does not take into account your personal needs and financial circumstances. You should seek independent financial, legal, tax and other relevant advice having regard to your particular circumstances. Although we use reasonable efforts to obtain reliable, comprehensive information, we make no representation and give no warranty that it is accurate or complete. Investments in any product issued by ETFS are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and principal invested. Neither ETFS, ETFS Capital Limited nor any other member of the ETFS Capital Group guarantees the performance of any products issued by ETFS or the repayment of capital or any particular rate of return therefrom. The value or return of an investment will fluctuate and investor may lose some or all of their investment. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.

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ETFS Product Disclosure Statement - Exposure Draft July 2020

Jul 01, 2020

Pursuant to Part 7.9 of the Corporations Act, attached is the exposure draft for the ETFS Management (AUS) Limited product disclosure statement. ​Exposure Draft Product Disclosure Statement - ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund ​ ​Exposure Draft Product Disclosure Statement - ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund

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SelfWealth SMSF Leaders Index Had Announced Cancellation of Rebalance

Apr 24, 2020

The rebalance of the SelfWealth SMSF Leaders ETF (ASX Code: SELF) scheduled on 15 April 2020 was cancelled in response to the cancellation of rebalance of SelfWealth SMSF Leaders Index. For the annoucement from the index committee, please refer to the product page. For more details about the index methodology, please refer to

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ETF Securities position on COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

The current COVID-19 situation is raising concerns not only for health but also for financial markets. We wanted to reassure you that your investments are of the utmost importance to us and, as such, will continue to be managed with the highest degree of professionalism, and in strict accordance with their mandates, during this period. Our policy on the current situation includes: ETF Securities continuing to operate under normal office hours from 8am to 6pm, with all members of the team equipped to work from home. You can continue to communicate with us through our normal channels including phone, email, website, social media and we will also conduct webinars in the coming weeks to share the latest insights. We are adhering to government policy and guidance on COVID-19 including cancellation of non-essential travel and self-isolation in the event of exposure, post travel and when showing signs of illness.

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ETF Securities India study tour to explore dynamics of world’s 5th largest economy

Feb 25, 2020

Download Media Release 25 February 2020 - ETF Securities India study tour to explore dynamics of world’s 5th largest economy ETF Securities is kickstarting the year with an exploratory tour to India, along with a group of leading financial advisers, to better understand the growth opportunities within the Indian economy. Led by Kanish Chugh, co-Head of Sales, ETF Securities, the group which includes seven financial planners from six Australian financial planning firms will visit India from 3-6 March. “It is not common for an ETF provider such as us, who only has passive funds, to do a study tour to explore overseas markets. However, we believe in seeking out intelligent alternatives to create new funds and find a way to provide clients and investors greater insight into the exposure. We are taking a page out of the active managers book and applying it in the passive world. “It is now a well-established fact that more and more ETF investors are attracted towards global equity portfolios. Given this backdrop, it makes it difficult to ignore India when it is tipped to grow to be the 3rd largest economy within a decade. “The genesis of this tour came about as we witnessed a surge of interest in our ETFS Reliance India Nifty 50 ETF (ASX code: NDIA) which was launched last year as the first Indian-focused ETF on the ASX. “This prompted us to dig deeper and get more on ground knowledge of not only how the Indian market operates but also look behind the scenes of innovative companies listed on Nifty50, one of the most traded indexes in the world, so we can feed the knowledge and insights back to our clients and investors. “India has started 2020 with positive signs of economic recovery, after a slowdown period.” They include: Manufacturing PMI: In the third month of expansion, the manufacturing PMI increased to 55.30 points which is near an 8-year high level on the back of the increased new business, output, exports, input buying, and employment. Services PMI: The largest portion of the Indian economy – service sector – has also started to show the signs of revival. PMI rose to a five-month high of 53.3 in December 2019, easily beating market expectations of 51.4. Non-financial indicators: 11 of the 16 non-financial indicators such as the output of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, Coal India Limited, refinery output, etc have improved on-year in Q3 FY2020, compared to the previous quarter. Agriculture growth: The first advance estimates of 2019-20 of the area and production of various horticulture crops released earlier this month expect the production to rise. Higher FDI: Even amid political instability and economic slowdown, FDI in the first half of the current financial year surged 17 per cent on-year to Rs 1.8 lakh crore from Rs 1.5 lakh crore. Rating agency Credit Ratings said there are expectations of further inflows in the FDI investment as India continues to remain one of the favoured destinations for the investment by foreigners. It added that in the second half of FY20, FDI equity inflows are estimated to the tune of around USD 25 billion. Notes The ETFS Reliance India Nifty 50 ETF is designed as a convenient, efficient and transparent way to access the upper echelons of the Indian stock market. The Fund aims to provide investors with exposure to the 50 largest Indian companies by market capitalisation that are listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). It accounts for 13 sectors representing about 66.8% of the free float market capitalisation of the stocks listed on the NSE. Among the companies included in the Nifty50are HDFC Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, Housing Development Finance Corp, Reliance Industries and Hindustan Unilever.

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