Trading started on the Tokyo Stock Exchange of 5 commodity ETFs

Trading started on the Tokyo Stock Exchange of 5 commodity ETFs

 

24/08/09

Today, ETF Securities Ltd, the global pioneer of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), launched Japan's first ever precious metal commodity ETF platform on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). These ETFs will allow investors to get exposure to physical precious metals. The platform consists of 5 physically backed Commodity ETFs:

ETFS Physical Gold
TSE code : 1672
ETFS Physical Silver
TSE code : 1673
ETFS Physical Platinum
TSE code : 1674
ETFS Physical Palladium
TSE code : 1675
ETFS Physical PM Basket
TSE code : 1676

 

The basket will consist of gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

This is the first time that ETFs linked to silver, platinum, palladium or a precious metals basket have been made available to Japanese investors through ordinary brokerage accounts.

Commenting on the listing of this new range of physical commodity ETFs in Japan, Nobiru Adachi, Country Head for Japan at ETF Securities, said:

"The launch of 5 physically backed commodity ETFs on the TSE marks a new milestone for ETF Securities Ltd and we are delighted to be able to offer this platform to Japanese investors for the first time. These products open up a new investment opportunity for the Japanese market as they are simple, liquid, transparent and tax/cost effective investment tools that carry no credit risk. The platform will add diversification benefits to investors portfolio’s, as commodities which historically have been very hard to access, offer a low correlation to equities and other asset classes. This listing marks the first step of our commitment to the Japanese market."

Mr. Atsushi Saito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo Stock Exchange, made the following comments regarding the ETFs:

"The listing of these 5 precious metal ETFs has enriched the range of ETFs offered on the TSE market. We here at the TSE will continue to promote the diversification of our listed ETFs, so that we will further develop our market's user-friendliness and appeal, and better meet the diverse needs of investors, both domestic and abroad."