May 04, 2017
ETF Securities Group announced today that it will take full ownership of the ANZ ETFS joint venture, launched in partnership with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in May 2015. Shayne Collins, Managing Director of Markets, Institutional at ANZ, said: "The decision to sell our stake in ANZ ETFS is based on ANZ’s desire to simplify the Institutional business, and increase focus on supporting client trade and capital flows across the region." From today, ANZ ETFS will be rebranded ETF Securities Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ETF Securities Group, which is a leading independent provider of exchange traded products founded by its Chairman Graham Tuckwell. Mr Tuckwell is an Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist who has built the ETF Securities Group into a global firm with more than US$22 billion in assets under management. The firm has operations in Europe, the USA and Australia and its deep expertise, research and global product offerings will now be applied to expanding ETF Securities Australia. "We are pioneers in exchange traded products and we have a long history of creating high quality alternative investment solutions for global investors," Mr Tuckwell said. "Australia is an important part of our global strategy and we are keen to make our Group’s expertise and resources available to the Australian market and to help local investors achieve their investment goals," he said. The ETF Securities Group plans to build on ANZ ETFS’ initial success to make ETF Securities Australia a leading independent and specialist provider of accessible, transparent and cost effective investment solutions for Australian investors. The firm will continue to be led by Kris Walesby, the current head of ANZ ETFS. "We are committed to delivering an ambitious programme of new products which we expect to start rolling out over the remainder of 2017," Mr Walesby said. "We already have a strong foundation here with 13 ETPs listed on the ASX (eight launched under the ANZ ETFS name and five existing ETF Securities products) and I’m incredibly excited to have a pipeline of innovative, cost-effective solutions to share with Australian investors," he said.
Apr 26, 2017
Fifteen years ago, Mr Tuckwell launched Gold Bullion Securities, the world’s first physical gold ETP on the Australian Stock Exchange, thereby making gold investment available to mainstream investors. For the first time, investors were able to buy gold that traded like a stock but tracked the price of the commodity. Today ETF Securities offers one of the most innovative ranges of ETPs covering commodities, FX, equities and fundametal fixed income. Most recently, we launched the first investment products in Europe to provide exposure to the fast-growing global cyber security industry (US$116 million in flows as of 28th March 2017), and the increasingly popular and far-reaching robotics & automation industry (AuM US$321 million in flows as of 28th March 2017). These provide low cost access not found in broad based tech and robo funds, and are key growth sectors we’ve identified and responded to appropriately. Within just over a decade, Graham Tuckwell has built a business from one person to over 100 people, with offices in London, Jersey, New York and Sydney. He has ensured the business has grown organically and positioned the company as one of the leading independent ETP providers. Today, Mr Tuckwell continues to take an active interest in the business, acting as a sounding board for the leadership and management teams, while aiding the overall group’s strategic development. ETF.com’s Lifetime Achievement Award honours individuals for outstanding long-term contributions to ETF investor outcomes.
Feb 29, 2016
Further to the announcement dated 15 June 2015, ETFS Commodity Securities Australia Limited (Issuer) hereby gives notice that the following products will be terminated with effect from 29 March 2016: and removed from trading status on the AQUA Market shortly thereafter: Product ASX Code ETFS Agriculture (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPAGR ETFS All Commodities (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPCMD ETFS Industrial Metals (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPIND ETFS Energy (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPNRG ETFS Grains (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPGRN ETFS Natural Gas (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPGAS ETFS Brent Crude Oil (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPOIL ETFS Wheat (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPWHT ETFS Copper (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPCOP ETFS Corn (Collateralised Structured Product) ETPCRN (together, the CSAL Securities). Pursuant to clause 7.5.1(d) of the PDS, the Issuer has determined in good faith, with the consent of ASX Limited (ASX), that the continued existence of the CSAL Securities is no longer commercially viable. Accordingly, and pursuant to clause 7.5.2 of the PDS, the Issuer has determined that there will be an Early Maturity and the Early Maturity Date will be 29 March 2016. The last day upon which applications to the Issuer for issue or redemption of the CSAL Securities will be accepted will be 3 business days prior to the Early Maturity Date. The CSAL Securities will be removed from trading status on the AQUA Market shortly after the Early Maturity Date. The Early Maturity that has been determined by the Issuer will proceed in accordance with clause 7.5.5(a)(iii) of the PDS and: 1. A Termination Payment will become payable to anyone who is a holder of a CSAL Security on the Early Maturity Date. 2. The Issuer will act in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner when calculating the Termination Payment, and will take into account the Early Maturity Value of each of the CSAL Securities (being the fair economic value as at 5pm on the Early Maturity Date). 3. The Termination Payment will be paid to Holders within 10 business days of the Early Maturity Date being the Settlement Date (as defined in the PDS).4. Termination Payments will be payable to Holders by electronic funds transfer into the Holder's nominated account, or, if these details have not been provided, by cheque. No brokerage or transaction costs will be deducted from the Termination Payment.5. There is no option for Holders to receive the Delivery Assets. The Issuer will use reasonable efforts to ensure that market makers continue to meet their obligations from the date of this notice until the Early Maturity Date. Holders may sell their investment on market prior to the Early Maturity Date, if they so choose. This notice relates only to those products issued by ETFS Commodity Securities Australia Limited and does not affect any products issued by either of ETFS Metal Securities Australia Limited or ANZ ETFS Management (AUS) Limited which will continue to operate and remain admitted to trading status on the AQUA Market. Holders who require further information about this Maturity Notice should contact the Issuer on infoAU@etfsecurities.com. Download notice (.pdf)