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1U.S. Equity Product Suite “Trade 98% of US Equity market with two trades!” ETFS Russell 1000® (US Large Cap) ETFS Russell 2000® (US Small Cap) May 2009January 2009
2Contents Introduction to ETF Securities ETF Platform What are ETFs? Trading the whole US market!A volatility and recovery playKey characteristics and benefits of Russell IndexesRussell Indexes versus S&P500 and other benchmarksETF liquidity ModelConclusionAppendix
3Introducing ETF Securities Limited ETF Securities is the innovator and pioneer of ETCsWorld’s first physical gold ETC, ‘An initiative of World Gold Trust Services’World’s first oil and carbon ETCsWorld’s first complete ETC platformRange of commodities exposure: Physical, Classic, Forward, Short and Leveraged131 ETCs available in multi-currency: USD, Euro, Sterling & AUD6 ETC segments on 6 exchanges globallyListed on LSE, Deutsche Boerse, NYSE-Euronext, Borsa Italiana and ASXWorld’s first thematic ETF platform11 commodity-themed ETFs and the Russell 1000 and 2000Listed on LSE, Irish Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and NYSE-Euronext.World’s first Shariah-approved ETCsOver US$11 billion in total assets
4Introducing ETF Exchange World’s first 3rd Generation ETF PlatformLed by a consortium including: Citigroup, Merrill Lynch & ETF SecuritiesSwap-based ETF model with multiple swap providers (counterparties)Credit diversification across a number consortium members, no reliance on a single bankTrue Liquidity & Competition, largest pool of authorized participants and market makers (over 20)Europe’s Largest Thematic ETF Offering13 new ETFs provide access to sectors not available through ETCsFor certain commodities, commodity companies offer the only access to the underlying commodities marketEquities/Commodities will outperform in different parts of the commodity cycleCommodity companies can be a leveraged play on the underlying commodities
5ETF Securities AUM growth Over US$ 11 billion in total assets as at May 2009, up over 100% in past year and up over $3bn since the middle of November.Physical Gold and Oil ETCs have been largest AUM contributors over past year and this has intensified recently. Interest in agriculture has started to rise recently.5
6ETF Securities - Competitive Advantages The management of ETFS pioneered ETCsIndependent of any mutli-service financial institution/bankETF Securities only business is creating and managing ETFs and ETCsLargest Sales and Marketing team dedicated to ETFs in EuropeHighly customer focused & support customer business needs5 ETF Securities products in top 10 traded ETFs on LSEETF Securities has more market makers than any of its competitorsGuaranteed tracking on ETCsSwap based ETFs model ensures tracking errors remains minimalSynthetic replication most robust equity ETF model from a risk perspectivePhysically backed ETCs carry no credit risk, ETCs are 100% collateralisedTrack RecordFocusServiceLiquidityEfficiencySafety
7What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)? Open-ended UCITS III fundsTrack the underlying equity indexManaged by asset managersTransparent, low cost, liquidBuy & hold investments. No management or maintenance requiredListed on stock exchanges, trade & settle like equitiesTrade free of stamp dutyCan be shorted and traded with all the same order types as an equity
9Trading the whole US market! First & Only European ETF issuer to offer ETFs on both market-leading Russell 1000 and 2000 US equity indexesMost Comprehensive and unbiased large-cap and small-cap barometers of the U.S. equity marketHighly Liquid, ETFS has more market makers providing liquidity than any of other ETFs issuersCost Efficient 0.35% & 0.45% TERListed on 5 European exchanges: LSE, Deutsche Boerse, Milan, NYSE Euronext and the ISE & available in USD, EUR and GBP
10Volatility PlayMarket Volatility has increased significantly since Lehman’s bankruptcy on Sept 15, 2008Since then the market* has moved by more than 5% on 18 days compared to 17 days in the previous 53 years !US Equity volatility as measured by the VIX index soared to record levels in 2008, double the 98’ and 02’ spikes.Russell 1000 outperforms in downswing phase of US business cycle when volatility and risk aversion is high*S&P 500
11Recovery PlayRussell 2000 outperforms in upswing phase of US business cycleA high beta, aggressive portfolio of small cap businesses for those looking to play the next US upswingRussell 2000 has significantly outperformed standard US benchmarksNote: G7 and US Activity Indicator broadly similar
12Key characteristics and benefits of Russell Indexes Russell Indexes used by more US institutional investors than all other index providers combined(63% of US Institutional funds, 98% of small cap mandates)account for more than half of all US institutional equity assets benchmarked.Deepest and most comprehensive market coverageRussell Indexes represent over 98% of investable universe. Russell 1000, 90% of US equity market and Russell 2000, 8%Completely objectiverule-based, transparent methodology creating ideal benchmarks and trading vehicles. No sampling, membership reflects the actual market.Source: Nelson Information’s MarketPlace Web database, 30 June 2008
13Russell Indexes vs. S&P Indexes and others Russell 1000 & 2000 benchmarks capture 98% of US equity marketS&P500 – only 66%56% of all US equity assets in US are benchmarked to RussellRussell 1000 and 2000 and the main benchmarks for US equitiesObjective Rules-based methodology vs. subjective committee based methodology for S&PMSCI US indexes have limited acceptance in the US market and currently only capture only 0.1% institutional market shareSource: Russell, Data as of May 30, Russell Indexes charted by total market capitalization
14Russell 1000 & 2000 - Outperformance Significant outperformance in the long termRussell 1000 & 2000 have outperformed other benchmarks over 2008Russell 1000 & 2000 have outperformed benchmarks over the last 10 yearsRussell 1000/2000 return volatilities compare favourably with other US asset benchmarksReturns and Volatility – Asset Benchmarks –Note: G7 and US Activity Indicator broadly similar
15Russell 1000 & 2000 – Performance drivers Index compositionMacro environmentsInvestment performanceSummaryLargest-cap US stocks, often globalHighly diversified growth driversUS consumer discretionary, financialsConcentrated growth stocksDownswing in US growthHigh and rising inflationHigh and rising risk aversionStrong BRICs growthUpswing in US growthLow and stable inflationLow and falling risk aversionLow earnings volatilityOut-performance of US equity benchmarksStrong outperformance vs. Russell 1000, US equity benchmarks in US upturnsNote: G7 and US Activity Indicator broadly similarTend to be “best of breed” stocksLeverage up earnings in US growth upswings
16ConclusionRussell 1000, most efficient way to play current US equity volatilityRussell 2000, most efficient way to play US recoveryRussell 1000, Russell 2000, used by more US institutional investors than all other index providers combinedSwap based ETF model ensures tracking errors remains minimal, most robust model from a risk perspectiveHighly liquid, more market makers than any of other ETFs issuers
17ETF Securities - Competitive Advantages The management of ETFS pioneered ETCsIndependent of any mutli-service financial institution/bankETF Securities only business is creating and managing ETFs and ETCsLargest Sales and Marketing team dedicated to ETFs in EuropeHighly customer focused & support customer business needs5 ETF Securities products in top 10 traded ETFs on LSEETF Securities has more market makers than any of its competitorsGuaranteed tracking on ETCsSwap based ETFs model ensures tracking errors remains minimalSynthetic replication most robust equity ETF model from a risk perspectivePhysically backed ETCs carry no credit risk, ETCs are 100% collateralisedTrack RecordFocusServiceLiquidityEfficiencySafety
18Appendix - Russell Indexes Compared - ETFS Russell ETFS Russell Market Makers Contacts - ETF Liquidity Model - ETC Platform - ETF, ETC & ETN ComparisonJanuary 2009
20ETFs – Liquidity ModelETF liquidity is determined by the liquidity of the underlying assetETFs are open-ended – creation/redemption process makes them as liquid as underlyingMultiple Authorised Participants (APs) & market makers – ensure pricing is kept very close to the underlyingMultiple swap providers who act as APs compete for the business adding an enhanced liquidity featureAPs provide the market with liquidity – create and redeem by trading the equity with the issuer of the sharesAPs and market makers guarantee continuous two way prices on exchange and will execute larger orders by phoneTRADED VOLUME IS NOT A RELEVANT MEASURE OF LIQUIDITY!
21Unique benefits of new ETFs Independent Issuer, ETF Securities:Multiple swap providers platform, unique in EuropeSwap providers are interchangeable – reduced operational riskAll swaps fully collateralisedMultiple market makers (ETFS has more market makers providing liquidity than any of other ETF issuer)Synthetic Replication:More accurate and more stable tracking of indexFull replication of index returnAbility to provide unique strategies not possible using in-specie model (Leveraged / Short / Emerging Markets / Commodities)No issuer risk (UCITSIII fund)
23Understanding Russell Indexes - “1 + 2 = 3” Russell U.S. Indexes total market capitalization1The Russell 3000This broad cap index of the top 3,000 U.S. stocks by market cap covers 98% of the U.S. equity investable universeThe Russell 1000The largest 1,000 stocks by market cap, the index comprehensively covers the large cap opportunity setThe Russell 2000The smallest 2,000 stocks and the primary benchmark for small cap investors in the U.S.1Source: Russell Investments, Data as of June 2008.Market capitalization = number of shares outstanding x price per share (e.g., Exxon Mobil has 5,283,694,000 shares outstanding times $88.76/ share gives $469.0 billion market cap). Various segments of the market will perform differently at different times (e.g., in year 2000, Russell 3000 was down 7.5%; Russell Midcap was up 8.3%).The market capitalization ranges used above are absolute breakpoints for new members and do not include capitalization banding. Capitalization banding involves the implementation of a +/-2.5% band around certain breakpoints. For further information, please refer to the Russell Indexes construction and methodology document.
24Russell 1000 and 2000 – Compared Capitalizations (in USD billions) Fundamental characteristicsSource: Russell as at As of December 31, 2008
25ETFS Russell 1000 Fund (US Large Cap) ETFS Russell 1000 tracks the Russell 1000 Index which measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universeThe top 5 companies are: Exxon Mobil, At&T Inc., Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & JohnsonA low beta, highly defensive portfolio of large cap business ideally suited to the current environment of high market uncertainty. The Russell 1000 has also outperformed standard asset benchmarks in upswing phases of the US economySector Distribution
26Russell 1000 Performance Drivers Energy and Technology industries the two most significant growth driversLong run growth tends to be evenly split amongst consumer/services, manufacturing/technology and energy sectorsMore diversified growth base than the Russell 2000Russell 1000 components are less cyclical than Russell 2000Financial and Consumer components have been a larger drag on overall performance than previous downturnNote: G7 and US Activity Indicator broadly similar
27ETFS Russell 2000 Fund (US Small Cap) ETFS Russell 2000 tracks the Russell 2000 Index which measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universeThe top 5 companies are: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Myriad Genetics, Railcorp Holdings and Sybase.A high beta, aggressive portfolio of small cap businesses for those looking to capitalise on the next US upswing. The Russell 2000 has significantly outperformed standard asset benchmarks in the USSector Distribution
28Russell 2000 Performance Drivers Financials and consumer industries the two most significant growth drivers.LR growth tends to be driven by Consumer/Services and Industrials/Technology sectors.More concentrated growth base than the Russell 1000.More cyclical vs. structural components to the return base.More broad-based industry contributions to recent return drops: flight to large-cap safety?Note: G7 and US Activity Indicator broadly similar
29What are Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs)? Similarities to ETFs:Open-ended securitiesTrack the underlying commodity price or commodity indexAsset backed – Physical bullion or Commodity Contracts (Swaps)Buy & hold. No management or maintenance requiredListed on stock exchanges, trade & settle like stocksLow cost – MERs 39 bps to 98 bpsEligible investments for UCITSTrade free of stamp dutyLong, Short and Leveraged exposures availableDifferences from ETFs:ETCs are securities and not funds
30ETFS PlatformListing: London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and Milan *Shariah compliant precious metal ETC platform
31ETF, ETC & ETN Comparison PHYSICALLY-BACKED ETCsSWAP-BASED ETCsIN-SPECIE-BASED ETFsSWAP-BASED ETFsETNsSTRUCTUREAsset-backed SecurityFundUnsecured NoteUNDERLYING HOLDINGSPhysical Allocated Bullion (audited + published bars)Swap contract / collateralised or nonEquities & cash (not applicable for commodities)Index swap plus a basket of non-index securitiesBank balance sheetISSUER RISKNo, assets ring-fenced by trustee structureNo, assets ring-fenced by fund structureYes, no trustee or ring - fencingCOUNTEPARTY / CREDIT RISKNo100% allocated bullionNo for collateralisedUcollateralised, exposure to swap counterpartyYes. Limited to 10% under UCITSYes, bears full exposure to credit worthiness of note issuerOTHER COUNTEPARTY RISKSecurities lending, dividend enhancement activity and any derivative exposuresCash management with linked notesRebalancing risk (tracking & counterparty)Tracking ErrorManagement feesManagement fees,Fund transaction costs,Portfolio driftEXCHANGE LISTEDYesUCITS FUNDUCITS ELIGIBLE
32Risk WarningsRisk Warnings: ETFS Fund Company public limited company (the “Company”) is an open-ended investment company with variable capital having segregated liability between its sub-funds (each a “Fund”) and is organised under the laws of Ireland as a public limited company. The Company was authorised by the Financial Regulator as a UCITS pursuant to the European Communities (Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations, 2003 and shall issue a separate class of shares (the “Shares”) representing each Fund. Further information in relation to a particular Fund can be found in the latest prospectus of the Company which should be read in conjunction with the relevant fund supplement (together the “Prospectus”).An investment in Shares of a particular Fund may or may not be suitable for a particular investor. The price of Shares may go up or down and an investor may not get back the amount invested. Historical performance is not a guarantee for future performance. The Shares will be priced in the base currency of the relevant Fund and so the value of the investment in other currencies will be affected by exchange rate movements. To the extent Shares are traded in other currencies, their value may also be affected by exchange rate movements.Restricted Investors: The information in this document is designed solely for use in the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands and complies with the regulatory requirements of these jurisdictions only.The distribution of the Prospectus and this document and the offering, sale and delivery of Shares in other jurisdictions may be restricted by law. In particular please see the section below headed “Important information for persons resident in particular jurisdictions.”This document is furnished for the private information of the recipient and must not be copied, given or shown to any other person. Any subscription for Shares should be made on the basis of the Prospectus.Shares will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 or qualified under any applicable state securities statutes. The Company will not be registered as investment companies under the US Investment Company Act of 1940.
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