1. Guide To ETF Providers: Introduction
  2. Guide To ETF Providers: Direxion
  3. Guide To ETF Providers: EG Shares
  4. Guide To ETF Providers: ETF Securities
  5. Guide To ETF Providers: Guggenheim
  6. Guide To ETF Providers: IndexIQ
  7. Guide To ETF Providers: Invesco PowerShares
  8. Guide To ETF Providers: iShares
  9. Guide To ETF Providers: ProShares
  10. Guide To ETF Providers: State Street Global Advisors
  11. Guide To ETF Providers: Van Eck
  12. Guide To ETF Providers: Vanguard
  13. Guide To ETF Providers: WisdomTree
  14. Guide To ETF Providers: Conclusion

ETF Securities is a provider of more than 200 exchanged-traded products, including ETFs, providing investors with access to asset classes including equities, currencies and commodities, with physical, long, short, forward and leveraged exposure. ETF Securities' products are traded in five currencies (Australian dollar, euro, Great Britain pound, Japanese yen and the United States dollar) and are listed on nine major exchanges worldwide, including the New York Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, NYSE-Euronext Paris, NYSE-Euronext Amsterdam, Deutsche Borse, Borsa Italiana, the Australian Securities Exchange and the Irish Stock Exchange. ETF Securities USA LLC is the Sponsor of the precious metal Trusts.

ETF Securities was founded in 2003 when it listed the first physical gold ETF in the world. Two years later, in 2005, it listed the world's first oil ETF. As one of Europe's largest ETF providers, it was one of the first to expand to the U.S. markets with the ETFS Silver Trust (SLVR) ETF in August 2009. Today, ETF Securities offers seven ETFs, providing investors with access to the precious metals markets, which includes gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The only assets of the ETFs are physical bullion, stored in the Custodians' vaults in London, Zurich and Singapore. An independent audit of the bullion held in the Trust vaults is commissioned by ETF Securities twice a year: once on Dec. 31 and another date that is randomly selected. Audit reports are published on the ETF Securities website. In addition, the website provides a Metal Bar List that is updated daily that details all the bullion bars held by the Trust.

ETF Securities ETF expense ratios range from 0.30 to 0.60%, with an average expense ratio of 0.5%.

ETF Securities\' top five largest funds by AUM.
Figure 3: ETF Securities\' top five largest funds by AUM. Information current as of Feb. 8, 2013.



Guide To ETF Providers: Guggenheim
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