TOKYO (AFX) – The Tokyo Stock Exchange is considering listing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to the prices of gold, silver and other precious metals using know-how it will obtain from the New York Stock Exchange, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.
The NYSE will provide the TSE with expertise on how to manage the funds as part of the broad business partnership the two bourses concluded last week, it said.
Currently, the Tokyo exchange offers 11 ETFs, all of which are linked to a stock price index. This will be the first time for the TSE to list financial products linked to precious metals prices.
The new funds may be listed as early as this summer, with the trading commission to be set lower than for other types of investment trusts, the report said.