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ETFS Short USD Long GBP (USGB) is designed to provide investors with exposure to US Dollars ("USD") relative to Pounds Sterling ("GBP") by tracking the MSFX Short US Dollar/GBP Index (TR)(the "Index"), which aims to reflect the performance of a position in forward contracts which are rolled on a daily basis. 

USGB is an exchange traded currency ("ETC"). Its securities can be created and redeemed on demand by authorised participants and traded on exchange just like shares in a company. The ETC obtains exposure to the Index by entering into unfunded swaps with a counterparty. There is no upfront cash payment by the Issuer to the counterparty when an unfunded swap is created. 

However, daily cash payments are made between the Issuer and the counterparty to reflect the daily movements in the value of the Index. Separately, the Issuer uses the cash it holds to purchase eligible collateral from the counterparty under a daily reverse repurchase agreement ("reverse repo"), an agreement whereby the counterparty agrees to repurchase such eligible collateral from the Issuer the following day. The eligible collateral is held by the custodian in a custody account.
Fund Overview
Base Currency GBP
Currency hedged No – this product is not protected against adverse currency movements
Daily Change (20 Nov 2018) -0.30%
Leverage Factor N/A
Physical delivery No
Price (NAV) (20 Nov 2018) £36.45
Underlying Exposure GBP/USD
Net Asset Value 20 Nov 2018
NAV £36.45
Daily Change -£0.11
Daily Return -0.30%
Total AUM of fund £2,229,425.68
Shares Outstanding 61,167
Domicile Jersey
Replication method Synthetic - unfunded swap backed by collateral
Legal form Debt security
Legal structure ETC
Legal Tax
ISA Eligible
Sharia compliant No
Securities regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA UK)
SIPP Eligible
UCITS Eligible Eligible
UK Reporting Status Yes
Key Service Providers
Trustee The Law Debenture Trust Corporation p.l.c.
Issuer ETFS Foreign Exchange Limited
Registrar Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Ltd
Collateral manager The Bank of New York Mellon
Counterparty Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc
MER 0.39%
Entry / Exit fees None when traded on Exchange
Passported Countries
Austria Austria
United Kingdom

Listings & Codes

Listings & Codes


The above chart presents information about the difference between the daily market price for shares of the Fund and the Fund's net asset value. The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated (usually 4:00 p.m. eastern time for most Funds). The vertical axis of the chart shows the premium or discount expressed as a percentage of mid-point.

Performance is total return based on the growth of a hypothetical 10K based unit value net of fees using daily NAV. Historical performance is not an indication of future performance and any investments may go down in value.
Index Details

MSFXSM Short US Dollar/GBP Index (TR)


The Index provides: (i) a 'short' exposure to USD relative to GBP. For example, if USD were to rise in value relative to GBP, the Index (tracked by the ETC) would decrease in value. Conversely if USD were to decrease in value relative to GBP, the Index would increase in value; and (ii) an interest rate differential reflecting the difference between the USD and the GBP exchange rates.

The Index is a total return index, which means that it also provides a collateral yield.


Index Details

Index Details
Index Name MSFXSM Short US Dollar/GBP Index (TR)
Index Provider MSFX
Index Constituent Count 1
Index Type Total Return
Currency GBP
Bloomberg Ticker MSCEGUS
Reuters Index Ticker n.a.
Index Website
Security 20 Nov 2018
1. MSFXSM Short US Dollar/GBP Index (TR) 100.00%

Collateral Details

Currency (weighting) 20 Nov 2018
1. Euro 100.00%
2. Pound Sterling 0.00%
Country (weighting) 20 Nov 2018
1. AUSTRIA 100.00%
2. JERSEY 0.00%
Constituents Top 20 20 Nov 2018
1. UNITED KINGDOM GILT 4.5 07MAR19 41.26%
2. FINLAND GOVERNMENT 0.0 15APR22 144A 24.83%
3. REPUBLIC OF AUSTRI 2.4 23MAY34 144A 13.35%
4. REPUBLIC OF AUSTR 4.15 15MAR37 144A 9.24%
5. UNITED KINGDOM GILT 2.0 22JUL20 7.28%
7. UNITED KINGDOM GILT 2.25 07SEP23 1.15%
8. REPUBLIC OF AUSTRI 0.0 15JUL23 144A 0.72%
11. SHIRE PLC GBP 0.05 0.00%
12. REPUBLIC OF AUSTRI 3.8 26JAN62 144A 0.00%

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