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HANetf & The Royal Mint Sign Historic Agreement to Develop Gold ETC

HANetf  announces a historic collaboration with The Royal Mint to develop and launch a physically-backed gold ETC……

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Nik Bienkowski, co-Founder and co-CEO at HANetf

The Royal Mint is set to become the first Sovereign Mint in Europe to launch a gold backed ETC – leveraging its unique 1,100-year reputation for trust and security to provide a compelling, new opportunity for investors.

The gold backed ETC will become The Royal Mint’s first listed financial product and is expected to list in the UK, Italy and Germany in early 2020.

All of the physical gold associated with the ETC will be stored at The Royal Mint’s vault – one of the UK’s most secure sites, and guarded 24/7.

The ETC will complement The Royal Mint’s existing range of precious metals products which includes; gold, silver and platinum in the form or bars and coins, as well as their ‘Signature’ products available online.

Anne Jessopp, CEO of The Royal Mint commented:  “This is a milestone moment for The Royal Mint as we prepare to launch our first financially listed product, and transform what it means to be a Mint in a modern age.

Over recent years, The Royal Mint has successfully launched a range of precious metals products as we look to reinvent our business, and appeal to new customers. This gold backed ETC marks an exciting new chapter for The Royal Mint, and for the historic business of gold trading.

For thousands of years, gold has been recognised worldwide as the ultimate means of trading and storing wealth, ensuring a level of confidence, trust and security with each transaction with The Royal Mint.”

Jatin Patel, Head of Wealth Management at The Royal Mint commented: “By launching a gold backed ETC, we are offering investors across Europe a compelling new product for their portfolios – safe in the knowledge that they’re working with one of the UK’s most trusted organisations, and that every ounce of gold is securely stored in our vault.”

Nik Bienkowski, co-Founder and co-CEO at HANetf, said: “We are very excited to confirm our partnership with The Royal Mint.

This is a huge milestone for both organisations and is testimony to the vision and innovative spirit of the Royal Mints’ leadership team, who recognised early on the opportunities in ETFs.

The development of this ETC shows the power of the HANetf platform to allow an unparalleled brand to enter the ETF space in a coherent and efficient fashion, providing new solutions to investors.

Gold ETFs are part of the DNA of HANetf – Hector [McNeil, co-Founder and co-CEO, HANetf] and I were part of the team who invented gold ETCs and we are delighted to be part of the continued evolution and growth of this industry.”

The Royal Mint joins a rapidly growing group of organisations that are seeking to launch products through the HANetf white-label platform.

By leveraging the disruptive distribution power of ETFs, companies are expanding the distribution of their investment ideas, reaching new investor categories and reshaping their product strategies for the 21st Century.


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