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Xetra-Gold has over 180 tons of gold in custody

Release date: 04 Jul 2018 | Deutsche Börse Commodities

Xetra-Gold has over 180 tons of gold in custody

Half-year report: Growth of six tonnes since the beginning of the year / Europe's largest gold security with physical deposit

The gold holdings of Xetra-Gold (ISIN: DE000A0S9GB0) amounted to 181.34 tonnes at the end of the first half. At the beginning of the year, they amounted to 175.04 tonnes.

The holdings always increase when investors buy Xetra-Gold units via the stock exchange. Exactly one gram of gold is deposited in the central vault for German securities in Frankfurt for each unit. The assets under management of Xetra-Gold currently amount to around 6.3 billion euros. This makes Xetra-Gold the leading gold security in Europe with a physical deposit.

Of all commodities traded on Xetra (Exchange Traded Commodities, ETC), Xetra-Gold is the security with the highest turnover. In the first half of 2018, order book turnover was 1.29 billion euros.

Xetra-Gold investors are entitled to delivery of the physical gold. Since the introduction of Xetra-Gold in 2007, investors have made use of this option 991 times. A total of 4.9 tons of gold were delivered.

In September 2015, the Federal Fiscal Court announced that gains from the sale or redemption of Xetra-Gold after a holding period of one year would not be subject to capital gain compensation tax (Abgeltungssteuer). Thus, for tax purposes, the purchase and redemption or sale of Xetra-Gold is treated as a direct purchase or direct sale of physical gold such as gold bars or gold coins.

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About Xetra-Gold
Xetra Gold (ISIN: DE000A0S9GB0) is a 100% gold-backed bearer note issued by Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH that grants the right to physical delivery of gold. Each individual Xetra-Gold note grants the investor the right to demand the delivery of one gram of physical gold from the issuer. The issuer holds a corresponding amount of physical gold and a limited amount of gold leaf rights for each Xetra Gold note. The fact that Xetra-Gold takes the form of a security makes it fungible and as easy to transfer as a share. Insurance undertakings in Germany are also allowed to purchase Xetra-Gold for their restricted assets in the amount of up to five percent of their commodities investment. The international derivatives exchange Eurex offers futures and options on Xetra-Gold. Xetra-Gold is admitted for sale to the public in Austria, Luxembourg and the UK, as well as Germany. The full details on Xetra-Gold bearer notes, particularly on the terms and conditions, as well as on the issuer, can be found in the prospectus. The prospect including supplements or updates can be obtained free of charge at Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH, Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, or downloaded under

About Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH
Xetra-Gold issuer Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH, based in Eschborn/Frankfurt, is a joint venture between Deutsche Börse AG and banking partners Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, DZ Bank AG, B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA, and Swiss-based bank Vontobel. Umicore AG & Co. KG, a Group subsidiary of Umicore s.a. which operates several gold refineries across the globe and manufactures gold bars, is also a partner. The issuer’s sole business purpose is to provide the market with Xetra-Gold, the bearer note backed 100 percent by physical gold, and to enable efficient, transparent and cost-effective trading of this securitisation of physical gold.