Recently we’ve seen increased appetite among clients for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track physical prices or share prices of commodities and precious metals. These can offer useful diversification against risk assets, and serve as a safeguard against market uncertainty.

In August, the Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF passed the $1bn milestone in terms of assets under management. The fund was launched in 2009, to make investing in gold more easily accessible to US investors.

In reaching this milestone, the fund has become the US’s third largest ETF to track physical gold.

It’s also a fund that reflects our commitment to innovation. We recently lowered the fee to make it the lowest-cost gold ETF on the US market, and improved access to it by placing it on two of the US’s largest retail platforms.

> Read more on the Aberdeen Standard Investments website

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