Graham Tuckwell

Chairman, ETFS Capital Ltd

Mr Tuckwell invented the concept of Exchange Traded Commodities when he launched GOLD on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2003 and he soon expanded the concept to the world’s major exchanges. In the process, he founded ETF Securities Limited, which became one of the largest issuers of ETFs in Europe and the leader in ETCs, with more than US$36 billion in funds under management at its peak. In 2018 he sold three of the main businesses (keeping ETF Securities in Australia) for proceeds of more than US$700 million and those proceeds are now being invested in other businesses involved in the fast-growing ETF eco-sphere. The parent company was renamed ETFS Capital Limited to reflect its new role.

Prior to starting in ETFs in 2003, Graham founded a boutique corporate advisory firm, which specialised in providing financial, technical and strategic advice to the resources industry and prior to that held various positions in investment banking in Australia and London. [In 2012, Graham and his wife Louise launched the Tuckwell Scholarship Program at the Australian National University, the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in Australia, and more recently they completed building two new halls of residence at ANU, costing over $100m, which opened in early 2019 and now provide much needed on-campus accommodation for more than 800 students.]

My Sessions

Understanding the ETF Landscape


Passive (index tracking) ETFs dominate the global landscape and Graham Tuckwell will explain how the market has developed globally and the likely developments in Australia. Active (discretionary) ETFs are a recent development, first issued in Australia by Magellan, but will soon be launched in the USA and could attract huge inflows. Brett Cairns will explain […]

The ETF, Industry and Political Landscape

Implications for the future of Australians’ Savings


Session will be televised live on Sky Business. Government policy impacts the way Australians save for their future and the tax rules and detailed regulations drive investment behavior and costs. Peter Costello will give his personal views on why we have arrived at where we are, what we could have done better and where he […]

The Practical Outcomes