The SMO Physical Gold ETC

A Gold ETC backed by SMO gold, which is fully traceable, and responsibly sourced from mines that adhere to the highest ESG standards and best practices.
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Product Overview

The SMO Physical Gold ETC’s mission is to drive universal change in the gold producing industry by guaranteeing traceability of gold by segregating all elements of the supply chain and refining process. This ensures transparency and accountability which ultimately results in the highest levels of responsibility within the gold producing industry.

In providing the transparency, investors can have a complete understanding of the provenance of the gold that they are investing in and can invest in the knowledge that they are completely comfortable with how the gold was produced.

The SMO Physical Gold ETC creates an investment opportunity that has a positive impact on our society.  When undertaken responsibly, gold mining can contribute substantially to the socio-economic development and wellbeing of its host communities and countries, through employment; local procurement; tax revenues; enhanced infrastructure; and better access to healthcare and education whilst mitigating as much as possible any environmental impacts.

Single Mine Origin Limited are responsible for independently reviewing the environmental and social performance of the mines that supply gold and ensuring they achieve or beat the SMO criteria.

  • SMO Gold is fully traceable and responsibly sourced
  • SMO Gold is segregated and monitored throughout the supply chain
  • SMO maintains an ESG benchmark which SMO mines are constantly marked against.

SMO only partners with mining companies that comply with rigorous and independently audited international standards including but not limited to the WGC Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs), Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) and the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM).

Refiners must be approved by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) where bars must meet Good Delivery Standards, as a minimum.

Investing in the SMO Physical Gold ETC supports the environmental, social and governance factors of local communities in the locations of the mines that the gold is sourced from.

Key Facts

Inception Date16.04.24
Asset ClassCommodities
Base CurrencyUS$
TER29 bps
BenchmarkLBMA gold price
Value of Gold Holding (in USD)$24.0213
Vault LocationLondon
Vault InspectionBureau Veritas
Authorised ParticipantsHSBC, Jane Street

ESG Partner

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