What is the ETFS Australian ETF Landscape and how was it born?
There are currently 241 ETFs in Australia, and this number is growing fast. As an Australian investor it is difficult to keep track of what these ETFs are and what they do. At ETF Securities we pride ourselves on listening to our clients and providing as much valuable information as we can. We have worked hard at becoming not just a product provider, but a consultant and trusted source of information. Over a year ago we were asked by multiple clients if we could provide a solution to help understand what was available in the Australian ETF universe and what the differences were because it was difficult to navigate. Soon after we launched our first ETFS Australian ETF Landscape. This is a completely agnostic document providing a high level overview of all the ETFs on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Where does the data come from?
The data within the landscape is collected from various sources including ASX publications and market data providers. We make our best effort to cross check all the information provided with each ETF and index provider’s websites.
About ETF Securities
ETFS Management (AUS) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of ETFS Capital Limited, the new name for ETF Securities Limited. At the time of the sale of its European and US ETF businesses in April 2018, the company had over A$27 billion of assets and was known for pioneering the exchange traded commodity sector, having launched the world’s first gold ETF in Australia in 2003. Mr Tuckwell and other key executives from the former ETF businesses have stayed with ETFS Capital, which holds more than US$600m in proceeds from the recent divestitures. Those proceeds will be gradually invested in the ETF eco-space which means the company is now the world's largest "private equity" firm devoted solely to investing in companies and start-ups operating in the ETF eco-sphere.