ETF Securities capitalises on commodities

ETF Securities has come a long way since its inception. Along the way it has weathered the financial crisis and is now seeing new challenges as the regulatory landscape changes. Mark Weeks, chief executive of the company’s European operations, speaks to Clare Dickinson about the firm’s history and future strategy

Mark Weeks - ETF Securities
Mark Weeks, ETF Securities

Since starting life in Australia in 2003, ETF Securities has experienced rapid expansion, all the while maintaining its desire to be a pioneer in its field. The company was the first to develop gold and oil exchange-traded products and also launched the world's first multiple swap counterparty Ucits III-compliant exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform. These and more recent developments have taken its assets under management to roughly $27 billion, with a weekly turnover of $1.7 billion.


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