November 28, 2016
New GOLDRs® Provide Investors with Alternative Means to Invest in Gold, Outside of Traditional
JERSEY CITY, N.J.– November 28, 2016– BNY Mellon’s Pershing today announced that they have launched BMO® Gold Deposit Receipts (GOLDRs®), a book-entry solution for investors who want bullion in their brokerage account without experiencing the inconveniences that typically accompany purchasing and storage. GOLDRs represents one of many solutions offered to Pershing clients who are seeking to serve the financial needs of high-net-worth investors.
GOLDRs®, which may be held within a brokerage account, represent an investor’s ownership in one ounce of fully-allocated physical gold bullion held at the Royal Canadian Mint. The bullion is stored in a regulated gold depository backed by the Canadian government, with no annual fees, tracking errors or derivatives that may be found in gold tracking exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The solution is the first of its kind to allow bullion to be held in a brokerage account, providing new opportunities for advisors to offer an alternative means for their clients to invest in gold, outside of traditional ETFs or private storage. As part of the offering, bullion can be conveniently redeemed for cash at spot market levels twice a day and can be delivered to an investor upon request. In addition, there are no investment minimums to take advantage of this solution, and investors can purchase gold bullion in quantities as small as a single ounce on the spot market.
“This is an innovative solution that has been developed to provide investors with easy access to physical gold; with a number of benefits relative to both private storage and gold tracking ETFs, including no annual fees,” said John Goodheart, managing director of trading services at Pershing.
“As markets continue to fluctuate and the geopolitical environment remains unstable, this market-leading solution enables investors to gain convenient and cost-effective access to gold bullion. The ability to hold GOLDRs® in a brokerage account also allows advisors to gain a more holistic view over client assets, enabling them to provide more comprehensive investment advice,” added Goodheart.
About BNY Mellon's Pershing
Pershing and its affiliates provide global financial business solutions to advisors, asset managers, broker-dealers, family offices, registered investment advisor firms and wealth managers. A financial services firm located in 23 offices worldwide, Pershing provides business-to-business solutions to clients representing 6 million active investor accounts on the U.S. platform. Pershing affiliates are members of every major U.S. securities exchange, and its international affiliates are members of the Deutsche Börse, Australian Stock Exchange, Irish Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange. Pershing LLC (member FINRA/NYSE/SIPC) is a BNY Mellon company. Additional information is available on pershing.com, or follow us on Twitter @Pershing.
About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of December 31, 2016, BNY Mellon had $29.9 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.