Press Release: ETFS Physical Gold rating awarded Highly Recommended (Index)’ by investment research provider Lonsec
Aug 14, 2018
ETFS Physical Gold rating awarded Highly Recommended (Index)’ by investment research provider Lonsec ETF Securities today announced that ETFS Physical Gold (ASX code: GOLD) has been awarded a ‘Highly Recommended (Index)’ rating by Lonsec. ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD) is designed to allow investors a simple and low cost method to own and trade physical gold through a listed security that is traded on the ASX. The ‘Highly Recommended Index’ rating indicates that Lonsec has very strong conviction the financial product can generate risk adjusted returns in line with relevant objectives. The financial product is considered a preferred entry point to this asset class or strategy. ETF Securities CEO, Kris Walesby, said: “Gold is an integral part of any diversified portfolio and this Lonsec rating confirms the logic of investors owning gold as part of their portfolio’’. “Although gold gets all the attention in uncertain geopolitical times, and when there is volatility in sharemarkets, it’s important to consider to own gold as a way of reducing risk and owning an asset that is uncorrelated to other investments that have a bigger allocation in the portfolio” Mr Walesby said. Lonsec has provided the Fund with a 'Highly Recommended (Index)' rating as part of this review cycle. Lonsec notes that the Fund provides the cheapest and most transparent exposure to physical gold bullion in its peer group. Lonsec also believes the Manager is well resourced and experience to managed the Fund and has produced a low tracking error since its inception. ETF Securities currently employs 13 dedicated financial service professionals in Sydney and Melbourne and manages 14 different ETFs in Australia that gives investor’s exposure to benchmark positions in currencies, shares and commodities. Founded by Australian philanthropist Graham Tuckwell, ETF Securities created the first commodity exchange traded product with a gold exchange traded fund and now has more than $1 billion funds under management in Australia. Demand for gold is high whenever investors worry about rising global interest rates, the prospect of another financial crisis or geopolitical risk. Gold is also priced in US dollars, so the Australian and United States dollar exchange rate does play a factor in the value of ETFS Physical Gold. For media enquiries contact: Phil Baker P&L Corporate Communications Phone: +61 2 9231 5411 Mobile: +61 416 188 972 Mobile: +61 416 188 972 Email: email@example.com Sara Butler Head of Marketing - ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8937 7245 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER This document is communicated by ETFS Management (AUS) Limited (Australian Financial Services Licence No: 466778) (“ETFS”). 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. 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. The Lonsec Rating (assigned August 2018) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to “General Advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold ETF Securities product(s), and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product(s). The Rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant document(s) following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the product(s) using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec’s Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at: http://www.lonsecresearch.com.au/research-solutions/our-ratings
Jun 06, 2018
ETFS Management (AUS) Limited ACN 150 433 828 (ETFS), as responsible entity for the ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (Fund) has resolved to permanently close the Fund, realise all investments of the Fund and distribute the available proceeds to Holders by compulsorily redeeming all Units in the Fund (Redemption), effective after the close of trading on 6 August 2018 (Last Trading Day). As a result of the Redemption, units in the Fund will be suspended from quotation on the AQUA market of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and removed from trading status after the close of trading on the Last Trading Day and all units will then be compulsorily redeemed in accordance with the Fund's constitution. Background ETFS has undertaken a review of the Fund and determined that it would be in the best interests of Holders to close the Fund by compulsorily redeeming all Units in the Fund. ETFS made this determination for several reasons, including that: there has been limited investor interest in the Fund since it was established, with year-to-date average daily trading volume of approximately $2,500, an average of less than three on-market trades per month during the past 12 months and with zero fund inflows since inception; and the Fund has not reached sufficient size to properly achieve its investment objectives, with a current net asset value of approximately $500,000, and it is not expected that the size of the Fund will increase in the near future. By this letter, ETFS is providing unitholders with 60 days’ notice of the Redemption. This communication outlines the steps that will be taken to affect the Redemption of all Units in the Fund and seeks to inform you as to what action you may take.Important datesSet out below are a summary of the key dates relating to the Redemption. Dispatch of this letter 6 June 2018 Last day for dealings in the units in the Fund and last day for redemption of units in the Fund by Authorised Participants (the Last Trading Day) 6 August 2018 Ex-date for distribution of income for the period 1 July 2018 to 7 August 2018 7 August 2018 The date at which the Redemption of units in the Fund will occur (the Redemption Record Date). 8 August 2018 Redemption amount to be paid to investors holding units on the Redemption Record Date (the Redemption Payment Date). 17 August 2018 The dates above are subject to change. Any change will be announced to the market via the ASX. How will the closure of the Fund affect your Units?As a Holder of Units, you have a choice as to the action you can take in response to this communication. In any event your Units will not be able to be traded on the ASX after the Last Trading Day. You should consult your financial adviser to ensure that you understand the implications, including the costs and risks, of your choice. As a Holder of Units, you may either; sell your Units on the ASX in the ordinary way via your broker prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day. ETFS expects that the market makers will continue to make a market for Units until 6 August 2018, or hold your Units until the Redemption and receive the proceeds of the compulsory redemption of your Units after that time. How and when will I receive payment following the Redemption? Following the Redemption, the assets of the Fund will be sold and the proceeds will be distributed to Holders. If you hold Units on the date of the Redemption, the proceeds of your redemption are expected to be paid to your nominated bank account on the Redemption Payment Date. ETFS will bear the costs associated with selling the assets of the Fund and the Redemption. These costs will not be borne by Holders. To verify or amend your nominated bank account, please contact Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited (the Registrar) either by phone on 1300 382 656 (or on +61 3 9415 4339 if calling from outside Australia) or by registering for an ‘Investor Centre’ account at www-au.computershare.com/investor.
May 29, 2018
ETFS Management (AUS) Limited ACN 150 433 828 (ETFS), as responsible entity for the ETFS Physical Singapore Gold ETF (ZGOL), a class of Metal Interests of the ETFS Physical Precious Metals Scheme (Fund) has resolved to terminate the Fund (Termination), effective after the close of trading on 22 June 2018 (Last Trading Day). As a result of the Termination, Metal Interests in the Fund will be suspended from quotation on the AQUA market of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and removed from trading status after the close of trading on the Last Trading Day and wound up in accordance with Part 5C.9 of the Corporations Act and the Fund's constitution. Background In May 2018, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), as Custodian of the Fund, notified ETFS that it would be exiting the Bullion custody business and would be terminating the Custody Agreements with the Fund. Following that notification, the Responsible Entity undertook a review of the Fund and determined that it would be in the best interests of Holders to terminate the Fund.ETFS has decided to provide Holders with 17 trading days’ notice of its intention to terminate the Fund. This communication outlines the steps that will be taken to affect the Termination of the Fund and seeks to inform you as to what action you may take. Important dates Set out below are a summary of the key dates relating to the Termination. Dispatch of this letter 29 May 2018 Last day for dealings in the Metal Interests in the Fund and last day for redemption of Metal Interests in the Fund by Authorised Participants (the Last Trading Day) 22 June 2018 The date at which the final Termination of the Fund will occur. 22 June 2018 The date at which an investor needs to be recorded as the beneficial owner of Metal Interests in the Fund in the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) (the Termination Record Date). 26 June 2018 Redemption amount to be paid to investors holding Metal Interests on the Final Redemption Record Date (the Termination Payment Date). 29 June 2018 The dates above are subject to change. Any change will be announced to the market via the ASX. How will the termination of the Fund affect your Metal Interests?As a Holder of Metal Interests, you have several choices as to the action you can take in response to this communication. In any event your Metal Interests will not be able to be traded on the ASX after the Last Trading Day. You should consult your financial adviser to ensure that you understand the implications, including the costs and risks, of your choice.As a Holder of Metal Interests, you may either; sell your Metal Interests on the ASX in the ordinary way via your broker prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day. ETFS expects that the market makers will continue to make a market for Metal Interests until 22 June 2018, redeem your Metal Interests with the Issuer in the ordinary way prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day, or hold your Metal Interests until the Termination of the Fund and receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds of winding up.If you choose to sell your Metal Interests on the ASX, you will incur brokerage costs and any spread costs as you normally would when transacting on the ASX. Similarly, if you choose to redeem your Metal Interests with the Issuer, you will incur the costs associated with a redemption as set out in section 6.4 of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Fund. Holders considering to sell or redeem their Metal Interests are able to have regard to the prevailing price of gold and their Metal Interests at the relevant time. By contrast, where you hold your Metal Interests until Termination, ETFS will bear all costs associated with the winding up and your share of the proceeds should be equal to the net asset value per Metal Interest of the Fund on the day the assets of the Fund are sold (which is expected to be the Last Trading Day), multiplied by the number of Metal Interests you hold. Holders should be aware that the price of gold may change and the net asset value per Metal Interest of the Fund may change between the date of this communication and the completion of Termination.For further information in relation to the Fund or how to sell or redeem your Metal Interests, please refer to the PDS. A copy of the PDS is available at www.etfsecurities.com.au or from ETFS. How and when will I receive payment following the Termination? Following Termination, the assets of the Fund will be sold and the proceeds of winding up will be distributed to Holders. If you hold Metal Interests on the Termination Record Date, you will be entitled to receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds of winding up, which is expected to be paid to your nominated bank account on the Termination Payment Date. ETFS will bear the costs associated with selling the assets of the Fund and winding up the fund. These costs will not be borne by Holders.
Apr 26, 2018
GOLD has nearly $600 AUM with return of 6.07 percent in latest six months Investor support grows for EURO STOXX 50® (ESTX) with annual gain of nearly 16.7 percent while six-month gains of 11.28 percent for TECH and 8.74 percent for ROBO SYDNEY, April 27 - ETF Securities Australia is pleased to announce that assets under management has reached $1 billion as investors continue to look for easy, transparent and low-cost access to a range of asset classes as they build their portfolios. Founded by Australian philanthropist Graham Tuckwell, ETF Securities created the first commodity ETF with a gold exchange traded fund when launched which allowed investors to get exposure to the precious metal that investors seek out as a defensive asset in times of crisis. ETFS Physical Gold, which trades on the ASX under the ticker GOLD, is now worth almost $600 million and continues to attract flows as investors increasingly worry about rising global interest rates and geopolitical risk. GOLD has returned 6.07 percent to investors in the past six months based on the attached Weekly ETF Market Monitor report ending April 20, 2018. ‘’It is significant that each year Australian investors become more confident and comfortable each using ETFs to build their portfolios in a simple and low-cost way’’ said Kris Walesby, CEO, ETF Securities Australia. “ETFs are now a core portfolio allocation for many investors and this will only continue as the range of products becomes more diverse and Australian investors recognise the opportunities that exist around the world to benefit from sectors that offer healthy and reliable returns,” Mr Walesby said. Among its product offering to investors, ETF Securities’ robotics and artificial intelligence product (ROBO) now has about $80 million under management as investors look to target high growth assets. ROBO has returned 8.74 percent in the most recent six months while its TECH product now has about $45 million AUM and has achieved a return of 11.28 percent. The shift to passive management has also helped the EURO STOXX 50® ETF (ESTX) reach approximately $70 million AUM (and an annual return of 16.69 percent) while Australian shares and US high yield ETFs have also enjoyed healthy inflows as investors look for growth and a reliable dividend.
Apr 03, 2018
ETFS Management (AUS) Limited (ETFS) wishes to inform investors that on 6 March 2018 it resolved for a number of its funds (as listed below), where eligible, to enter into the new ‘Attribution Managed Investment Trust’ regime (AMIT Regime). The AMIT Regime was enacted by the Tax Laws Amendment (A New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Act 2016. The Board of ETFS has resolved that entry into the AMIT Regime is in the best interest of unitholders (for funds that are eligible). ETFS will continue to distribute income and components to unitholders using the same overriding principles, but with the additional flexibility and certainty that the AMIT Regime provides. The election has been made in respect of the following funds: ETFS S&P/ASX 100 ETF (ARSN: 605 618 577 / ASX Code ZOZI) ETFS S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF (ARSN: 605 617 963 / ASX Code ZYAU) ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ARSN: 605 617 687 / ASX Code ZYUS) ETFS EURO STOXX 50® ETF (ARSN: 612 529 576 / ASX Code: ESTX) ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (ARSN: 616 755 652 / ASX Code: TECH) ETFS Global Core Infrastructre ETF (ARSN: 616 755 741 / ASX Code: CORE) ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ARSN: 616 755 803 / ASX Code: ROBO) ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF (ARSN: 605 617 829 / ASX Code: ZUSD) ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH) Note that ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH) is currently not eligible for the AMIT Regime as it has an insufficient number of unitholders. Note also that it is intended that ETFS Physical Singapore Gold ETF (ASX Code: ZGOL) a class of Metal Interests of the ETFS Physical Precious Metals Scheme (ARSN: 604 223 967) will not elect into the AMIT Regime on the basis that it does not expect to distribute income. In order to facilitate compliance with the AMIT Regime, ETFS has amended fund documentation as follows: A supplementary PDS for the following funds has been issued and lodged with ASIC on [insert date] to provide additional information and disclosures in respect of the AMIT Regime and other general tax information: ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF (ARSN: 605 617 829 / ASX Code: ZUSD) ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH) 2. The constitutions of the following funds have been amended effective 20 March 2018 to facilitate election into the AMIT Regime: ETFS S&P/ASX 100 ETF (ARSN: / ASX Code ZOZI) ETFS S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF (ARSN: / ASX Code ZYAU) ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ARSN: / ASX Code ZYUS) ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF (ARSN: 605 617 829 / ASX Code: ZUSD) ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH)
Sep 14, 2017
SYDNEY, SEPTEMBER 14 – ETF Securities Australia, part of the ETF Securities Group, has created the first exchange traded fund (ETF) in Australia giving investors access to global companies focusing on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. ETFS has teamed up with US based specialist robotics and automation index and research provider ROBO Global to launch the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ASX code: ROBO). ROBO will track the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index (RAAI) and is expected to begin trading on the Australian Securities Exchange on September 2017. “The robotics and automation industries are part of a global megatrend which is expected to outperform the broader market in coming decades,” said Kris Walesby, Head of ETF Securities Australia. “ROBO Global is the pioneer in this area, having created the first robotics and automation ETF on the NASDAQ in 2013, and continues to work with a strategic advisory team including leading robotics experts. “We’re excited to be partnering with them to offer local investors a unique opportunity to buy into a spread of transformational technologies which might otherwise be challenging to invest in.” Research suggests the robotics economy, which was worth an estimated US$64 billion in 2015, could be worth as much as US$1.2 trillion by 2025 as demand for productivity improvements drives increasing industrial, service and consumer applications. “The world is clearly entering one of the most transformational periods in robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI),” said Richard Lightbound, the managing partner and chief executive for EMEA at ROBO Global. “Robotics is no longer a niche theme but rather a foundational technology that will soon be applied to virtually all industries and markets. “The investment opportunity here is significant and if captured correctly the growth prospects from companies within the industry is huge. We believe it is important for investors to ensure their portfolios have early exposure to this theme.” ROBO will track the performance of 83 stocks from 12 high-growth sub-sectors, focusing on particularly innovative small and mid-caps and avoiding more mature technology names which may lack innovation. The index captures both technology and application stocks from more than 15 countries, with North American companies accounting for some 43% of the Index as at August 31, followed by 38% in Asia and 19% in Europe. “Bellwether” stocks, those which earn most of their revenue from RAAI, comprised some 40% of the index as at August 31 while “non-bellwether” stocks, which have a distinct segment of their business in RAAI, comprise the largest proportion at 60%. To date, there are no Australian stocks in the index although Australia is one of ROBO Global’s coverage markets. Performance figures for the index show it returned 31.2% over the 12 months to August 31, 18.2% annualised over three years and 25.7% annualised over five years in Australian dollar terms. The new ETF will have a management fee of 0.69% and will make distributions annually. T: +61 2 8911 3488 E: email@example.com