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Media Release: India is the new China - Australian ETF investors set to capitalise

Apr 16, 2019

Register your interest to find out more. Register here. India is the new China: Australian ETF investors set to capitalise Australia’s first India equities ETF (ASX code: NDIA) set for launch next month World’s sixth-largest economy undergoes remarkable transformation, tipped to achieve growth of 7.3% ETF Securities provides unique access for local investors to major global stocks trading on National Stock Exchange of India SYDNEY, April 16 – ETF Securities has partnered with one of the biggest asset managers in India and is poised to give Australian investors unique access to the burgeoning Indian economy. The launch of ETF Securities’ latest Exchange Traded Fund (ASX code: NDIA) is just around the corner and comes as more than 900 million eligible voters head to the polls in India. “The elections now underway in India underscore the huge numbers we are dealing with when it comes to the Indian economy, an investment opportunity we will soon be putting within easy reach of Australian investors,” said Kris Walesby, Head of ETF Securities Australia, the country’s only independent and locally-owned ETF provider. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Tuckwell, ETF Securities offers funds ranging across local and international share markets and sectors including robotics, biotechnology and commodities. “India has a US$2.6 trillion-dollar economy that is home to iconic companies like Tata and Infosys,” Mr Walesby said. “Its transformation to a services-led economy has driven innovation and efficiencies and the rise of a wealthier consumer.” “Even with the challenges it now faces, we still think the Indian economy can register annual growth rates of as much as seven per cent, putting it at the head of the pack among major economies,” Mr Walesby added. However, India’s markets remain difficult to access for foreign investors. “Dealing with all the red tape probably explains why no-one else in Australia has attempted the sort of fund we are about to offer. This will be the first passive exposure to India available to Australian investors – whether listed or unlisted,” said Mr Walesby. NDIA will give Australian investors access to a basket of stocks listed on the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE). “A lot of hard work has gone into NDIA. Getting to this point demonstrates the commitment of ETF Securities to innovating and providing clients with exposure to difficult-to-reach market opportunities,” concluded Mr Walesby. To download this press release, please click here. For media enquiries contact: Ian Pemberton P&L Corporate Communications Phone: +61 2 9231 5411 Mobile: +61 402 256 576 Email: ian.pemberton@plcorporate.com.au Nicola Culey Marketing and Research Manager ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8937 7245 Email: nicola.culey@etfsecurities.com.au

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Media Release: Cash regains its crown as ETF Securities enhances a late-cycle investment option

Apr 08, 2019

Cash regains its crown as ETF Securities enhances a late-cycle investment option • Investors now focussing on U.S. cash as the equity cycle moves into its late stages • U.S. yields outstripping Australian rates as cash delivers the twin benefits of liquidity and downside protection • ETF Securities rebrands enhanced U.S. dollar cash exchanged traded fund (ASX code: ZUSD) to maximise returns in an uncertain market SYDNEY, April 8 – ETF Securities has strategically repositioned its key U.S. dollar cash ETF with product enhancements to ensure investors gain the greatest advantage from short-end yields. ETFS Enhanced USD Cash ETF (ASX codes: ZUSD, and formerly known as the ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF) trades on the Australian Securities Exchange and allows local investors to access the strength of the dominant US dollar, as well as the returns prevailing in US money markets. “With investors increasingly concerned about the end of the equity bull cycle they are naturally looking carefully at defensive assets such as cash,” said Kris Walesby, Head of ETF Securities Australia, the country’s only independent and locally-owned ETF provider. “Cash holds an important place in portfolios not only for liquidity but also downside protection,” Mr Walesby said. “As we enter the end stages of this investment cycle, it’s fair to say cash is king.” However, when many Australian investors think about cash investments, they tend to ignore the benefits of looking beyond local shores. “While understandable, cash balances should be diversified in the same way as equities and fixed income. This gives the benefit of both diversification and, often, better yields.” The repositioned U.S. dollar cash fund ranks as the lowest cost U.S. dollar cash ETF in the Australian market with a management fee 0.3%. “While ZUSD previously held all cash in overnight accounts, it will now invest its assets in U.S. dollar bank deposits with maturities ranging from overnight to three months. This will enable the fund to provide even greater diversification,” Mr Walesby said. To better reflect the changed nature of this product, ETF Securities has also upgraded the distribution frequency from annually to quarterly beginning 30 June 2019. ZUSD is not currency hedged, with investors benefitting from rising U.S. dollar interest rates and an appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Australian dollar. To download this press release, please click here. For media enquiries contact: Ian Pemberton P&L Corporate Communications Phone: +61 2 9231 5411 Mobile: +61 402 256 576 Email: ian.pemberton@plcorporate.com.au Nicola Culey Marketing and Research Manager ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8937 7245 Email: nicola.culey@etfsecurities.com.au

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ETFS Product Disclosure Statement - Exposure Draft April 2019

Apr 03, 2019

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 - Equity ETFs ​

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Annual financial report for ZOZI

Mar 14, 2019

Annual financial report for ZOZI - 1 July 2018 to 18 February 2019 14 Mar, 2019 Please find the annual financial report of ETFS S&P/ASX 100 ETF (ZOZI) which was terminated on 1 November 2018 as below :- ​ETFS S&P/ASX 100 ETF (ZOZI) annual financial report For any queries, please free feel to contact us by infoAU@etfsecurities.com.au

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GOLD a performer for troubled times

Jan 14, 2019

GOLD a performer for troubled times • Mounting uncertainty in 2019 calls for portfolio diversification and a keen focus on reducing losses • A standout monthly rise by ETFS Physical Gold (ASX code: GOLD) - up more than 9%, and 11% for Q4, far exceeding the broader share market ETF Securities today urged investors to consider the benefits of gold as 2019 shapes up to be a year of uncertainty. “Investment markets displayed heightened volatility going into the close of 2018,” said ETF Securities Chief Executive, Kris Walesby. “We don’t expect the landscape to change, which should put gold front and centre as a safe refuge this year.” Mr Walesby pointed to US-China tensions and Brexit as key geopolitical risks. “It’s also far from clear how aggressive the US Fed might be as it continues to raise interest rates. And at home we have a housing market downturn and a looming election throwing up headwinds.” Mr Walesby said gold’s ability to appreciate in a bear market gives it the distinct quality of having a low or negative correlation with stocks and bonds. “One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to access gold’s safe haven properties is through our flagship GOLD ETF,” added Mr Walesby. The fund is an Exchange Traded Product that gives investors a pure exposure to movements in gold prices in Australian dollars. Each unit carries an entitlement to the relevant amount of physical bullion, which is held in a separate trust in the London vault of the Fund's custodian, HSBC. In December, GOLD jumped up by 9.15% in contrast to a 0.37% decline in the ASX 200. Internationally, the S&P 500 was down 9.18% (or 5.90% in AUD) while the MSCI World dropped 7.71% (or 4.39% in AUD). Mr Walesby said, “The fund’s eye-catching monthly performance serves as a timely reminder that the precious metal plays a vital role in a sensibly diversified portfolio, especially when clouds gather over the global outlook.” “Through our GOLD ETF, investors can have that diversification without any related transport, storage or insurance costs.” At the end of last year, ETFS Physical Gold (ASX code: GOLD) secured a “recommended” rating from independent research firm Zenith Investment Partners. Earlier, Lonsec awarded it a ‘Highly Recommended’ rating, making it the first ETF Securities exchange traded fund to receive the top rating. About ETF GOLD: Founded by Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Tuckwell in 2002, ETF Securities Limited developed the Physical Gold fund as the world’s first commodity Exchange Traded Product. It represents a low cost investment option, with a management fee of 0.4% p.a. Media inquiries: Ian Pemberton / Adrian Thirsk Sara Rigby P&L Corporate Communications ETF Securities 61-2 9231 5411 61-2-8311-3478 DISCLAIMER This document is communicated by ETFS Management (AUS) Limited (“ETFS”) (Australian Financial Services Licence Number 466778). This document may not be reproduced, distributed or published by any recipient for any purpose. 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. 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ETF Securities expands talent pool amid market growth

Nov 19, 2018

ETF Securities expands talent pool amid market growth SYDNEY, November 19 – ETF Securities today said it is continuing to expand its workforce and develop its product range in a market that is being strongly embraced by Australian investors. “We are a growing business in a dynamic sector of the market. ETFs are the fastest growing product type in Australia, with funds under management posting annual growth of nearly 22 percent to more than $40 billion at the end of October,” said ETF Securities Australia Chief Executive Kris Walesby. “Developing our talent pool is an important part of staying at the cutting edge of the industry,” Mr Walesby said. British Olympian Larry Achike joins ETF Securities in the Business Development team after heading sales and business development at Surgicore Australia. “I achieved the ultimate success in realising my goal and competing in two Olympic Games,” said Mr Achike. “But the pinnacle of my athletics career was being selected as the British Athletics team captain at the 2009 World Championships.” “I am looking forward to channelling my competitive instincts into a sector leader like ETF Securities,” said the triple jump champion. Mathew Knapman has also joined the ETF Securities team as an Assistant Portfolio Manager. He previously spent more than three years at Morningstar Australasia where he held various roles across data, operations and product. Nicola Culey joined ETF Securities earlier this year and works across both the sales and research teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Amelia Serdoz was the Office Manager for ETFS’s London office, before coming on board at ETF Securities Australia only last month. Her responsibilities have expanded to incorporate a marketing analyst role. ETF Securities now has a suite of 14 funds with funds under management of more than $1 billion. Its latest launch was earlier this month when it brought to market Australia’s only pure-play healthcare biotechnology ETF (ASX code: CURE). “The business has more than doubled its headcount since launching in 2015. I think that is testament to the fact that we are doing the right thing in the right part of the market,” said Mr Walesby.

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