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Gold has been attracting more attention from investors over the summer months, as the usual heady cocktail of political uncertainty and symptoms of a slowing global economy have pushed the price of the precious metal past $150/0z on more than one occasion. It is timely, therefore, for ETF fund manager HANetf to be announcing its partnership with The Royal Mint.

UK readers will know The Royal Mint as the government institution tasked with minting coins. It was based in the Tower of London but moved to a new home in Wales in 1967. It also supplies coins to foreign countries. Over the years it has launched a range of precious metals products as it looks to reinvent its business and appeal to new customers.

The new ETC being launched by HANetf will be backed by gold bullion and will be made available to investors across Europe. Every ounce of gold in the fund will be stored securely in the Royal Mint vault. It is one of the UK’s most secure sites, and guarded 24/7 by state of the art security.

“We are very excited to confirm our partnership with the Royal Mint,” said Nik Bienkowski, co-founder and co-CEO of HANetf. “This is a huge milestone for both organizations and is testimony to the vision and innovative spirit of the Royal Mint’s leadership team, who recognised early on the opportunities in ETCs.”

The gold-backed ETC will be made available in the UK, Germany and Italy in early 2020. No formal launch date has yet been set, but traders interested in the product should contact HANetf directly for further information.

“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 organizations, and that every ounce of gold is securely held in our vault,” explains Jatin Patel, Head of Wealth Management at The Royal Mint.

HANetf is an independent ETF specialist working with third party asset managers to bring differentiated, modern and innovative ETF exposures to European investors. Founded by two of Europe’s leading ETF entrepreneurs, Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, HANetf provides a complete operational, regulatory, distribution and marketing solution for asset managers who want to successfully launch and manage UCITS ETFs.

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Stuart Fieldhouse

Stuart Fieldhouse has spent 25 years in journalism and marketing, including as a wealth management editor for the Financial Times group, covering capital markets and international private banking, and as an investment banking correspondent for Euromoney in Hong Kong. He was the founder editor of The Hedge Fund Journal.

Stuart has worked at CMC Markets, supporting the re-launch of its global financial spread betting and CFD trading platforms. He is also the author of two books on trading, published by Financial Times Pearson. Based in The Armchair Trader’s London office, Stuart continues to advise fund managers, private banks, family offices and other financial institutions.

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