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.

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