As part of aggressive US business expansion plans and continued growth in the US physically backed Exchange Traded Product (“ETP”) platform (SGOL, SIVR, PPLT, PALL, AGOL, GLTR & WITE), ETF Securities (US) LLC (“ETFS”), has appointed Dan Magnusson to the US Sales team.
Senior Vice President Sales, US
Dan will be based in San Francisco and will work with retail and institutional Advisors and Wealth Managers within the Western region. Prior to joining ETFS, Dan was Regional Vice President at Guggenheim Funds where he was responsible for cultivating relationships, building brand awareness and increasing business. Prior to Guggenheim Funds, Dan worked at GCG Financial as a Financial Advisor cultivating relationships in the mid-size business and medical market. Previous to GCG Financial, he worked within the commodities markets at the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Board of Options. Dan has 14 years’ experience working within the financial markets industry and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia in Chicago. Commenting on the appointments, William Rhind, Managing Director, ETF Securities (US) LLC: "We are delighted to announce that Dan Magnusson has joined the firm. His experience will be invaluable as we expand ETF Securities’ sales coverage in this key ETP market”. William Rhind and Dan Magnusson are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc. ALPS Distributors Inc., Guggenheim Funds, GCG Financial, The Chicago Board of Trade and The Chicago Board of Options are not affiliated entities. For more information please contact the US marketing agent, ETF Securities (US) LLC on 212-918-4954 or visit our website: www.etfsecurities.comThe ETFS Gold Trust, ETFS Silver Trust, ETFS Palladium Trust, ETFS Platinum Trust, ETFS Asian Gold 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.Risks and Important Considerations The value of the Shares relates directly to the value of the gold, silver, palladium and platinum held by the Trusts and fluctuations in the price of gold, silver, palladium and platinum could materially adversely affect an investment in the Shares. Several factors may affect the price of gold, silver, palladium and platinum, including: A change in economic conditions, such as a recession, can adversely affect the price of gold, silver, palladium and platinum. Gold, silver, palladium and platinum are used in a wide range of industrial applications, and an economic downturn could have a negative impact on its demand and, consequently, its price and the price of the Shares; Investors' expectations with respect to the rate of inflation; Currency exchange rates; Interest rates; Investment and trading activities of hedge funds and commodity funds; and global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. Should there be an increase in the level of hedge activity of bullion producing companies, it could cause a decline in world prices, adversely affecting the price of the Shares. Also, should the speculative community take a negative view towards bullion, it could cause a decline in world gold, silver, palladium and platinum prices, negatively impacting the price of the Shares. There is a risk that part or all of the Trust's gold, silver, palladium and platinum could be lost, damaged or stolen. Failure by the Custodian or Sub-Custodian to exercise due care in the safekeeping of the precious metal held by the Trusts could result in a loss to the Trusts. Investments in the trusts do not constitute a direct investment in the underlying metals.