iShares Physical Gold ETC




0.12% p.a.
Distribution policy
Full replication
Fund size
13,581 m



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The Gold spot price is the price of gold in US Dollar.
The ETC's TER (total expense ratio) amounts to 0.12% p.a.. The ETC replicates the performance of the underlying index with a collateralised debt obligation which is backed by physical holdings of the precious metal.
The iShares Physical Gold ETC is a very large ETC with 13,581m Euro assets under management. The ETC was launched on 8 April 2011 and is domiciled in Ireland.
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Fund size
EUR 13,581 m
Total expense ratio
0.12% p.a.
Replication Physical (Physically backed)
Legal structure ETC
Strategy risk Long-only
Fund currency USD
Currency risk Currency unhedged
Volatility 1 year (in EUR)
Inception/ Listing Date 8 April 2011
Distribution policy Accumulating
Distribution frequency -
Fund domicile Ireland
Fund Provider iShares
Tax data Bundesanzeiger
Germany No tax rebate
Switzerland ESTV Reporting
Austria Non-Tax Reporting Fund
UK UK Reporting
Indextype -
Swap counterparty -
Collateral manager -
Securities lending No
Securities lending counterparty -

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Returns overview

YTD +4.79%
1 month +1.10%
3 months +2.20%
6 months -1.64%
1 year +4.98%
3 years +11.36%
5 years +75.44%
Since inception (MAX) +70.98%
2022 +7.03%
2021 +2.89%
2020 +13.69%
2019 +20.77%

Monthly returns in a heat map


Risk metrics in this section:
  • Volatility, annualised, measured for 1, 3 and 5 year periods. The annualised volatility reflects the degree of price fluctuations during a one year period. The greater the volatility, the more significantly the price of the ETF changed in the past. ETFs with higher volatility are generally considered more risky. We calculate the volatility based on the data for the past 1, 3 and 5 years so that you can see if price fluctuations for the ETF became stronger or weaker over time.
  • Return per risk for 1, 3 and 5 year periods. This is the annualised (i.e. converted to a one year period) past return divided by the past annualised volatility. The metric puts the historical return of an ETF in relation to its historical risk and gives you a retrospective indication of the degree of price fluctuation you had to bear with in order to obtain the ETF’s return. We calculate this parameter for 1, 3 and 5 year periods to display its evolution over time.
  • Maximum drawdown for a period. This shows the worst possible loss an investor could have suffered during the respective period, by first buying and subsequently selling the ETF at the least favourable prices. For example, if there was the following sequence of daily ETF prices: 10€, 5€, 12€, 20€, an investor would have suffered the worst loss by buying for 10€ and subsequently selling for 5€. Therefore in this case the maximum drawdown would be (5€ - 10€)/10€ = -50%.
The performance numbers include distributions/dividends (if there are any).
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Risk overview

Volatility 1 year 11.16%
Volatility 3 years 13.38%
Volatility 5 years 13.86%
Return per risk 1 year 0.45
Return per risk 3 years 0.27
Return per risk 5 years 0.86
Maximum drawdown 1 year -6.81%
Maximum drawdown 3 years -13.96%
Maximum drawdown 5 years -18.21%
Maximum drawdown since inception -37.20%

Rolling 1 year volatility

Stock exchange


Listing Trade Currency Ticker Bloomberg /
iNAV Bloomberg Code
Reuters RIC /
iNAV Reuters
Market Maker
gettex EUR PPFB -
London Stock Exchange GBX SGLN -
Stuttgart Stock Exchange EUR PPFB -
London Stock Exchange EUR EGLN -
London Stock Exchange USD IGLN -

Further information

Further ETCs on Gold

Fund name Fund Size in m € (AuM) TER
in % p.a.
Distribution policy Replication method
Invesco Physical Gold A 14,618 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
Xetra-Gold 13,335 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
WisdomTree Physical Gold 4,506 0.39% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
Amundi Physical Gold ETC (C) 3,994 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Full replication
Xtrackers IE Physical Gold ETC Securities 2,862 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Full replication

Frequently asked questions

What is the name of PPFB?

The name of PPFB is iShares Physical Gold ETC.

What is the ticker of iShares Physical Gold ETC?

The primary ticker of iShares Physical Gold ETC is PPFB.

What is the ISIN of iShares Physical Gold ETC?

The ISIN of iShares Physical Gold ETC is IE00B4ND3602.

What are the costs of iShares Physical Gold ETC?

The total expense ratio (TER) of iShares Physical Gold ETC amounts to 0.12% p.a.. These costs are withdrawn continuously from the fund assets and already included in the performance of the ETF. You don't have to pay them separately. Please have a look at our article for more information about the cost of ETFs.

What's the fund size of iShares Physical Gold ETC?

The fund size of iShares Physical Gold ETC is 13,581m Euro. See the following article for more information about the size of ETFs.

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