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July, 2020

The Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC (RMAU) has been passported for sale in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.  Issued by HANetf, Europe’s first ‘white label’ ETF issuer, RMAU was launched in February 2020 on the London Stock Exchange. 

The Royal Mint has over 1,100 years of heritage and is a limited company, wholly owned by HM Treasury. The Royal Mint is the world’s largest export mint and is a world leader in the production and storage of precious metals and coins.

RMAU is 100% backed by London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) good delivery bars and physical gold will be held in The Royal Mint’s purpose-built vault. Gold is often regarded as a safe haven investment in terms of market stress and investors will now have the option to own an ETC that custodies the gold outside the financial system, removing a key source of systemic risk. When you trade ETCs and ETFs your capital is at risk.

Andrew Dickey, Director of Precious Metals at The Royal Mint said: “In these uncertain times it is no surprise that gold has surged as investors increasingly look for safe haven assets such as precious metals. RMAU offers a distinct and attractive alternative to other ETCs as it stores gold outside of the London financial system. 

“By storing gold in the highly secure vaults of The Royal Mint, RMAU helps mitigate concerns around counterparty risk. Investors also have the added peace of mind of working with an organisation with 1,100 years of trust and heritage.”

This ETC allocates gold that meets globally recognised standards for responsible sourcing. RMAU can be redeemed in exchange for physical gold bars, cash or smaller denomination gold coins - a unique feature to RMAU.

Ignatius Faisal, Director of Product Management at HANetf, commented: “Gold has always been a core portfolio holding, and recent events have spurred investors interest in this ‘safe haven’ asset. Northern Europe is a significant and sophisticated fund market that has been a strong adopter of gold ETFs and now, for the first time, investors in the region will be able to buy and own physical gold securely and responsibly in an ETC offered by a sovereign mint.”

RMAU is competitively priced at 0.22% per annum.

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