This fund invests in physical silver in the form of standard bars (according to London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Silver Price). The silver is physically segregated and stored in a high-security vault in Switzerland.The investment objective is to reflect the performance of silver (London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Silver Price) after deduction of costs. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.
Six participants contribute to the LBMA Silver Price: China Construction Bank, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia - ScotiaMocatta, The Toronto Dominion Bank and UBS AG. The fix is carried out once a day at 12 noon via an electronic auction platform provided by CME Group and administrated by Thomson Reuters. It provides a published benchmark price that is widely used as a pricing medium by producers, consumers, investors and central banks. (LBMA, 2016)