LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) - Exchange-traded funds backed by precious metals saw record inflows in the first quarter of 2009 as investors sought a haven from volatility in other markets.
ETFs back each security issued with physical stocks of a given commodity, creating a product they claim is free from counterparty risk.
Following is a list of the main ETFs backed with precious metals in Europe and the United States. NAME COMMODITY HOLDINGS (OZ) DATE ORIGIN SPDR Gold TrustGold 35,497,611 06/05/09 U.S. ZKB Physical Gold Gold 4,561,520 04/05/09 Swiss Gold Bullion Securities Gold 4,274,398 06/05/09 UK ETF Securities Physical Gold Gold 2,758,748 06/05/09 UK COMEX Gold Trust Gold 2,197,389 06/05/09 U.S. Julius Baer Gold Gold 1,432,575 06/05/09 Swiss iShares Silver Trust Silver 268,400,196 06/05/09 U.S. ZKB Physical Silver Silver 46,296,679 04/05/09 Swiss ETF Securities Physical Silver Silver 18,001,307 06/05/09 UK ETF Securities Physical Platinum Platinum 334,458 06/05/09 UK ZKB Physical Platinum Platinum 170,322 04/05/09 Swiss ZKB Physical Palladium Palladium 556,906 04/05/09 Swiss ETF Securities Physical Palladium Palladium 274,353 06/05/09 UK
The figures above are those reported to Reuters by the organisations involved by telephone or email on the date shown, or those that are publicly available on their web sites. (Compiled by Jan Harvey; Editing by James Jukwey)
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