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ETF Securities Wins ”Best Precious Metal ETF” Award For ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL)

ETF Securities today announced that ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL) has been recognized as a winner of TheStreet’s first annual Best Mutual Funds and ETFs awards for 2010. SGOL was named winner in “Best ETF Precious Metals”, beating off competition from other well-known gold ETFs.

TheStreet’s award-winning TheStreet Ratings independent research business used a proprietary model to identify the winning and runner-up investment funds based on their performance, fees and relative risk during a performance period ending December 31, 2010. The complete list of TheStreet’s Best Mutual Funds and ETFs annual award winners for 2010 and related videos appear online at: http://www.thestreet.com/stock-market-news/11078475/etf-awards.html

Commenting on this award for ETF Securities in the US, William Rhind, Head of Sales & Marketing for ETFS Marketing LLC, commented:

“It is an honor and a privilege to have ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL) recognized by TheStreet as the best precious metal ETF in their prestigious 2010 industry awards. Any recognition from clients and peers is especially important to us and as such, we are proud to accept this award. SGOL has grown AUM to $1.3bn in just over 18 months since inception. We believe that the physical backing of the product and Swiss vault auditing process has made a difference to our clients.”

For more information please contact the US marketing agent, ETFS Marketing on 212-918-4954 or visit our website: www.etfsecurities.com

ETF Securities

ETF Securities is the first US ETF Sponsor to provide investors with access to a full suite of precious metal ETPs. Investors can now trade physically backed Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and Precious Metals Basket ETPs from the same provider. The 7 precious metal ETPs have the following key features:

  • Track spot price of underlying metal less associated management fees
  • Physically backed by underlying bullion – minimal counterparty risk
  • Bullion holdings audited by specialist audit firm biannually – audit reports published on the website www.etfsecurities.com

Options (1) are trading on ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (SIVR).

The ETFS Gold Trust, ETFS Asian Gold Trust, ETFS Silver Trust, ETFS Palladium Trust, ETFS Platinum Trust, ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust, and ETFS White Metals Basket Trust are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or commodity pools for purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act. Shares of the Trusts are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds. These investments are not suitable for all investors. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

(1) Options are not suitable for all investors; please contact your financial adviser before investing.

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