Tema ETFs portfolio company interviews:
Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD)

Royalties and Royal Gold

Gold mining is one of the materials industries that has most enthusiastically embraced royalties as a form of financing, giving rise to some of the biggest firms in the space. These gold royalty companies give access to unique assets and offer real contractual income along with equity-like growth. For investors they potentially serve as a lower beta diversifier, keeping them relevant in long- term portfolio allocations.

Our Global Royalties ETF portfolio manager Chris Semenuk speaks with Alistair Baker of Royal Gold, a leading gold royalty company, to discuss the industry and the firm's business model.

Featured questions:

  • What is a royalty?
  • How has the Royal Gold stock price behaved against the S&P 500?
  • How have higher interest rates impacted demand for royalty financing?
  • What is Royal Gold’s dividend policy?
  • Could there be consolidation in the gold royalty industry?


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Royalty Trust Structure Risk: the success of the fund is heavily dependent on royalty investments including investments in Royalty Income Trusts (RITs). Cash flows from royalty income can be contingent on the production of energy commodities. As such, the level of income received can be volatile as commodity prices, production levels, and production costs all vary wildly. Another consideration is that some royalty investments own intellectual property. In those cases, the trust could be subject to changes in intellectual property laws, which can impact the value of the assets held by the trust. Royalty trusts generally do not guarantee minimum distributions or even return of capital. Finally, Royalty Income Investments are still subject to market risks, such as interest rate fluctuations, currency risks, and overall market volatility. Industry Concentration Risk: because the Fund's assets will be concentrated in an industry or group of industries, the Fund is subject to loss due to adverse occurrences that may affect that industry or group of industries.

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